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US Jockey Velazquez Becomes Leading All-Time Money-Earner

Tuesday, 15th October 2013

US Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez became North America's all-time leading money-earner at Belmont Park on Sunday, reports usatoday.com. Velazquez's career prize-money total of US$297,922,320 broke previous record-holder Pat Day's total of US$297,914,839, which the retired Day had held since 2005. "It's something that happened to happen, and I'm glad it happened," said Velazquez. Earlier this year, Velazquez became the all-time leading rider at Saratoga when breaking Jerry Bailey's record of 693 winners and in July posted his 5,000th winning ride.

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