Julien Leparoux
American jockey
Julien Leparoux
Julien R. Leparoux is a Champion jockey currently racing in the United States. Leparoux, grew up in a racing family, the son of a jockey turned assistant trainer. He worked at the Chantilly Racecourse as a stable hand and in January 2003 emigrated to California to work as an exercise rider for fellow Frenchman, trainer Patrick Biancone. He embarked on his professional riding career in the summer of 2005 at Saratoga Race Course where he earned his first win on August 18.
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Derby Winner Named Belmont Favorite
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK -- Back home again, Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes. Orb was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 entered for Saturday's final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park, and trainer Shug McGaughey is confident his colt can bounce back from his fourth-place finish behind Oxbow in the Preakness. "He's been here for three weeks, and I think it has to be a help not only mentally but being familiar with the footing as well," McGaughey said. "He's done well here and trained well here. ... I'm going to strike a line through the Preakness. It wasn't his day. It was (trainer) Wayne Lukas and Oxbow and Gary Stevens' day. We're going to regroup and hopefully you'll see the right horse here on Saturday." Orb drew the No. 5 post Wednesday, with Oxbow two gates over in No. 7. Revolutionary, one of trainer Todd Pletcher's record five entries, is the second choice at 9-2. Oxbow is next at 5-1. "I think Shug has esta ...
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Dhaamer wins Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park
The Press Enterprise - over 4 years
Dhaamer wins Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park Associated Press - 15 July 2012 23:37-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Horse racing People, Places and Companies: Julien Leparoux, Bob Baffert, Rafael Bejarano, Hollywood, California, United States Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Union Rags surges in the final 200 yards to win the Belmont Stakes
Cleveland - over 4 years
The finish was another thriller in the final leg of the Triple Crown, and hard-luck trainer Bob Baffert was on the losing end each time. View full sizeMike Groll, Associated PressUnion Rags, with John Velazquez aboard, nips Paynter and Mike Smith at the wire to win Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Dick Jerardi Philadelphia Daily News ELMONT, N.Y. -- Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth were alternately looking at the small monitor to their right and down the long Belmont Park stretch beyond the finish line to their left. The colt that had been raised at Point Lookout, Pa., their Chadds Ford farm, was just a few lengths off the lead with 200 yards to run in the Belmont Stakes. From their second-floor vantage point, the same spot where they watched the Champagne Stakes last October, they could see Union Rags was gaining momentum with every stride. What they could not know was if there was enough room between f ...
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Belmont Stakes 2012: 3 Horses Who Will Benefit from I'll Have Another's Absence
Bleacher Report - over 4 years
Prior to Friday morning, all attention regarding the Belmont Stakes was focused on I'll Have Another. It's been 34 years since the last Triple Crown winner, and I'll Have Another had what looked to be a golden opportunity to break the spell. After winning the first two legs of the Triple Crown, I'll Have Another was the clear favorite heading into the weekend. However, after I'll Have Another said, "I've had enough" due to swelling in its left leg, the field is wide open. One horse that figures to be in contention at the Belmont is Union Rags. Like anything else, luck plays a part in horse racing, and Union Rags has been anything but "lucky" in his past several appearances. After winning last year's Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park in dominant fashion, this horse has found some trouble recently. Union Rags finished a very close second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, came in third at the Florida Derby after being boxed in traffic, then stumbled to a disappointing seventh-place finish ...
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Horse Racing: One Good 2012 Kentucky Derby Deserves ‘Another; Race Recap
isports web - almost 5 years
I’ll Have Another, who was the recipient of a remarkably good trip and great ride, ran down the fleet Bodemeister in deep stretch to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday evening. The son of Flower Alley won the biggest race Horse Racing has to offer in front of a record crowd of 165,306. There was also a record $187 million bet on the race. At the start, Bodemeister broke extremely well and was gunned to the early lead by rider Mike Smith. Bodemeister carved out an eye popping fraction of :22.1 for the first quarter mile while in front by half  a length, with Trinniberg, Daddy Long Legs, Hansen, Gemologist, Take Charge Indy, and I’ll Have Another all close behind. Bodemeister extended his lead slightly (to a full length) after drilling a half-mile in :45.1. Bodemeister maintained a one length lead on the field after ripping six furlongs in 1:09.4 (which was the fourth fastest six furlongs in Derby history), but when he turned for home B ...
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Kentucky Derby 2012: Horses, Post Positions, Odds and Picks
Monrovia - almost 5 years
I stopped by the Derby restaurant on Huntington Drive one day last week to have a drink with my friend Dave Naftzerger. That drink hit the spot, so I told my bartender friend, Cynthia Naanough, "I'll Have Another." Since Naanough is dating jockey Mike Smith, I left the restaurant having decided on my Kentucky Derby picks. I'm going with Santa Anita Derby winner I'll Have Another to win with favored Bodemeister, who Smith will ride, to finish second in Saturday's race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. If I'm right, the exacta — a wager in which you have to pick the first two finishers in order — should pay pretty well. The odds on I'll Have Another are 12-1 and the odds on Bodemeister are 4-1. I might box my exacta, meaning doubling my bet so that it will also pay if Bodemeister wins and I'll Have Another finishes second. The problem with that, though, is that the exacta will pay much less if the favored Bodemeister wins. There's a reason I like my hunch bet involving ...
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Expected fast pace adds to uncertainty for Saturday's Kentucky Derby
Cleveland - almost 5 years
The 20-horse field for Saturday's race is so stacked that unbeaten Gemologist is no better than third choice on the morning line. (function() { var csprtjs = document.createElement('script'); csprtjs.type = 'text/javascript'; csprtjs.async = true; csprtjs.src = 'http://cinesport.cleveland.com/static/container.js'; var first_s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; first_s.parentNode.insertBefore(csprtjs, first_s); })(); LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hot pace. Muggy day. One of the deepest, most-talented fields in years. A delicious stew with all the ingredients for an unpredictable Kentucky Derby. The 20-horse field for Saturday's race is so stacked that unbeaten Gemologist is no better than third choice on the morning line. In other years, the colt would be the talk of the Derby. In this one, early favorites Bodemeister and Union Rags have grabbed the spotlight. Still, some ver ...
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POLE POSITION: Kentucky Derby Sets The Field
WHO TV - almost 5 years
Donegal Racing was hoping for a good draw, and they got it. Iowa owned horse Dullahan drew the 5th pole position in the Kentucky Derby Wednesday. Dullahan is 8-1 and the fourth favorite in a twenty horse field.  The favorite is Bodemeister at 4-1 Here is the post-position draw for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby: 1. Daddy Long Legs Jockey: Colm O’Donoghue Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Odds: 30-1 2. Optimizer Jockey: Jon Court Trainer: Wayne Lukas Odds: 50-1 3. Take Charge Indy Jockey: Calvin Borel Trainer: Pat Byrne Odds: 15-1 4. Union Rags Jockey: Julien Leparoux Trainer: Michael Matz Odds: 9-2 5. Dullahan Jockey: Kent Desormeaux Trainer: Dale Romans Odds: 8-1 6. Bodemeister Jockey: Mike Smith Trainer: Bob Baffert Odds: 4-1 7. Rousing Sermon Jockey: Jose Lezcano Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer Odds: 50-1 8. Creative Cause Jockey: Joel Rosario Trainer: Michael Harrington Odds: 12-1 9. Trinniberg Jockey: Willie Martinez Trainer: Bisnath Parboo Odds: 50- ...
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Keeneland Spring Meeting Posts Numerous Records
Lex 18 - almost 5 years
Keeneland's 2012 spring race meeting proved to be an enormously successful finale for President Nick Nicholson, posting several records for attendance and wagering and boasting field sizes that are among the largest in the country. More importantly, it also marked the sixth consecutive spring meeting in which there were no catastrophic breakdowns during racing on Keeneland's all-weather main track. "I believe our success directly correlates to our dedication to safety," said Nicholson. "Providing the safest environment possible for our equine and human athletes is something we strive to do each and every day. Safety is a significant part of everything we do and I think it is resonating with our fans." During this spring's 15-day meeting, attendance totaled a record 269,292, for an average of 17,953 per day. These figures eclipse the previous records of 250,163 in total attendance and daily average of 14,715 set during last fall's 17-day meeting. In a first, Keeneland carded 12 rac ...
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Upperline Wins Grey Goose Bewitch As Keeneland Sets Meet Attendance Record
Lex 18 - almost 5 years
Upperline took the lead inside the final furlong and scored a 1½-length victory in the 51st running of the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch (G3) before a crowd of 11,253 fans at Keeneland. With one day remaining in Keeneland's 15-day spring meeting, today's attendance pushed the season's total attendance to 251,909, surpassing the previous record 250,163 from the 2011 fall meet. Ridden by James Graham, Upperline was the 2-1 second choice in the field of eight fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up, racing 1½ miles on the turf course. Breaking from post five, she led her rivals through a leisurely opening quarter of :29.96. By the time the horses crossed the finish with one circuit remaining, Shimmering Moment had taken the lead and ran the first half-mile in :54.01. Senada was in closest pursuit while Graham placed Upperline fourth along the rail. Turning for home, Upperline waited behind the leaders approaching the stretch and angled out for the drive. She split the leaders inside the f ...
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Leparoux Equals Keen land Record
Wave 3 - almost 5 years
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jockey Julien Leparoux equaled a 22-year-old Keeneland record by winning six races in one day.
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Horse Racing Capsules: Leparoux ties Keeneland record with six wins in day
The Brownsville Herald - almost 5 years
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jockey Julien Leparoux equaled a 22-year-old Keeneland record by winning six races in one day. The 28-year-old Leparoux tied Randy Romero and Craig Perret, who both won six races in April 1990. Leparoux, who had eight mounts,...
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Stormy Rush Rallies Up The Rail To Win The Siena Purse At Keeneland
Lex 18 - almost 5 years
Robert Harvey, Alan Wortzman and George Ledson's Stormy Rush, making his first start in a year, rallied along the inside rail to take the lead just before the sixteenth pole and then repulsed a late bid from Spinning Move to win the featured $58,000 Siena Purse for 4-year-olds and up by a neck before a crowd of 10,521 at Keeneland on Wednesday. Trained by Roger Attfield and ridden by Garrett Gomez, Stormy Rush was seventh entering the stretch of the 5½-furlong turf sprint. At midstretch, Gomez split two horses and dived to the rail where he had clear sailing to the wire, completing the distance in 1:02.48. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Stormy Atlantic out of the Wild Rush mare Willow Rush, Stormy Rush improved his record to 6-3-0-1 and with the $34,800 winner's check boosted his bankroll to $136,054. Stormy Rush returned $11.40, $6 and $4.40. Spinning Move, ridden by Julien Leparoux, paid $4.40 and $3.20 with Heir Joe finishing a nose back in third under Robby Albarado and ret ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julien Leparoux
    TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 26
    Julien joined a group of the most celebrated jockeys in history when on January 18, 2010 it was announced he had received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    On November 11, 2008 he rode seven winners on a single racecard at Churchill Downs, tying a twenty-four-year-old record set by Pat Day on June 20, 1984. http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/horse/news/story?id=3697022
    More Details Hide Details Breeders Cup 2009 was a career best for Julien. He became the 2nd jockey in history to win 3 breeders cup races in a single year following Garrett Gomez. He also was the only jockey to win multiple Breeders Cup races and that garnered him the Shoemaker Award and left him with a career best in earnings and put him in the leaders spot as far as money earned nationally among jockeys.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    On June 27, 2007, Leparoux became only the fifth jockey in the 133 year history of Churchill Downs to ride six winners on a single card.
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    In 2007 Leparoux again won riding titles at Turfway's winter/spring meet, Keeneland's spring meet and Churchill Downs' spring/summer meet.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    He was voted the 2006 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey.
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    For 2006, Julien Leparoux got his big break by his wins of 403 races to lead all jockeys in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details His total wins and earnings of $12,491,316 for the year were the most by an apprentice jockey in racing history.
    In 2006 he was also the leading winning jockey during the Turfway Park winter/spring meet, Churchill Downs spring/summer meet, and Keeneland Race Course spring meet (where he tied with Rafael Bejarano).
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    He finished the 2006 Saratoga meet with 28 wins, the most in track history by an apprentice.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    He embarked on his professional riding career in the summer of 2005 at Saratoga Race Course where he earned his first win on August 18.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    Leparoux, grew up in a racing family, the son of a jockey turned assistant trainer. He worked at the Chantilly Racecourse as a stable hand and in January 2003 emigrated to California to work as an exercise rider for fellow Frenchman, trainer Patrick Biancone.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born in 1983.
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