Horse Racing is one of the oldest sports in the world as well as popular one too. Horse racing has gone to professional to the next level. There is a lot of money involved in horse racing and the world has witnessed some sort of outstanding performances too. The past winners and money earners belong to Canada, South America and United States of America during last few years.
According to the recent stats that we come across, John Velazquez is standing at top of the list by winning a total prize money of $368 Million in his career so far. While on the counter side, Mike Earl Smith is standing at 2nd position. He took in 32,880 races events and got first position in approximately 5,414. As you can see the whole list of richest Jockeys in the World. Russel Baze has more winning percentage (24%) more than any other, but his total earning so far is $199 Million.
|Jockey’s||1st Position||Total Earnings||Starts||Career Winning (%)|
|John Velazquez||5,760||$368 Million||31,702||18%|
|Mike Earl Smith||5,414||$300 Million||32,880||16%|
|Pat Day||8,803||$297 Million||40,299||22%|
|Jerry Bailey||5,894||$296 Million||30,857||19%|
|Javier Castellano||4,737||$285 Million||26,053||18%|
|Kent Desormeaux||5,877||$272 Million||30,873||19%|
|Edgar Prado||6,960||$264 Million||38,378||18%|
|Chris McCarron||7,141||$263 Million||34,240||21%|
|Gary Stevens||5,110||$252 Million||28,941||18%|
|Alex Solis||5,035||$238 Million||33,966||15%|
|Laffit Pincay Jr||9,530||$237 Million||48,486||20%|
|Corey Nakatani||3,864||$230 Million||23,433||16%|
|Robby Albarado||5,066||$209 Million||31,984||16%|
|Garrett Gomez||3,796||$205 Million||21,639||17%|
|Russel Baze||12,842||$199 Million||53,578||24%|
|Eddie Delahoussaye||6,383||$195 Million||39,212||16%|
|Victor Espinoza||3,327||$195 Million||21,739||15%|
|Ramon Dominguez||4985||$194 Million||21,267||23%|
|Rafael Bejarano||3,833||$191 Million||18,515||21%|
|Jose Santos||4,083||$187 Million||25,919||16%|
- John Velazquez ($368 Million)
He is one of the best and most professional Horse Jockeys in history of Horse Racing. Has taken part in total 31,702 race and have won almost 5,760. While he got 2nd position in rest of 4,649 races.
- Pat Day ($300 Million)
Pat Day, the “Hall of Famer” Jockey is also in the list of richest Horse Jockeys of all times. He won Eclipse Award of Outstanding Jockey for four times. He is a real legend on the behalf of his performances and maintained his legacy successfully.