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Joel Rosario
Occupation Jockey
Born January 14, 1985 (age 28)
Career wins 1,546 (as of 3/31/13)

Joel Rosario (born January 14, 1985) is a Dominican jockey in American thoroughbred horse racing. In the space of five weeks in 2013, he rode the winners of the Dubai World Cup and the Kentucky Derby.


On December 11, 2009, Rosario equaled a Hollywood Park Racetrack record when he won six races on a single race card. Previously, the feat had been accomplished by Hall of Fame jockeys Bill Shoemaker (1953, 1970), Laffit Pincay, Jr. (1968), and Kent Desormeaux (1992).

On March 30, 2013, Rosario won the worlds richest horse race, the USD 10 million Dubai World Cup at Meyden Racecourse in Dubai, aboard the US-based stallion Animal Kingdom. And on May 4, 2013, he won the Kentucky Derby aboard the colt Orb.