Jockey Bios


Rocco Bowen:
Born:  May 23, 1989
Height: 5' 2"  Weight:  119 lbs
A native of Barbados, he notched his first victory at Hastings Park in 2007 and rode 23 winners this winter at Portland Meadows.

Leonel Camacho-Flores:
Born:  February 12, 1984
Height: 5' 4"  Weight:  114lbs
Zacatecas, Mexico native earned Emerald Downs’ Top Riding Achievement in 2011 after riding 33 winners over the final two months. Rode his first career stakes winner, E Z Kitty, in the 2011 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, and also is regular rider on the popular claiming horse Buddy Dave.
Joe Crispin: 
Born: January 1, 1961
Height: 5'4"  Weight: 110 lbs.
Began riding at cattle ranches in native South Dakota.
Began jockey career in northern California in late 1970s.
Moved tack to Oregon in 1995. 

Isaias Enriquez:
Born: September 6, 1973 - Tijuana, Mexico
Has mainly ridden in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.  Enjoyed successful first season at EmD in 2013 winning the riding title with 101 wins and leading in earnings with $1,008,224.

Juan Gutierrez: 
Born: August 6, 1969 - Jalisco, Mexico 
Height: 5'3"  Weight: 118 lbs.
Learned to ride on his grandfather's farm in Mexico City at age 8.  Emerald Downs debut April 15, 2000 - first win, April 28, 2000.
Matt Hagerty:
Debbie Hoonan:
Born: October 19, 1966 
Height: 5'4"   Weight: 116 lbs.
Returned to riding in 2004 following a 12-year hiatus and proceed to win 52 races and finish eighth in the standings.  The lone woman rider to score two stakes wins in one day at EmD, September 17, 2006.
Eliska Kubinova:
Born: December 29, 1988
Height: 5'3" Weight: 105 lbs.
Born and raised in Czech Republic where she attended jockeys’ school and rode briefly. Posted her first American win on 26-to-1 long shot Get Going, Sept. 10, 2011 at Emerald Downs. Finished second with 60 wins this winter at Portland Meadows, including a six-win day March 7 and a five-win day Feb. 29.
Javier Matias:
Born: December 22, 1971 - Mexico City
Height: 5' 2"  Weight: 114 lbs. 
First career victory June 28, 1997 on Kenzeal at Los Alamitos. Spent the early part of his career riding primarily at Bay Meadows, Golden Gate and the Northern California fair circuit.
Leslie Mawing:
Born: January 27, 1974 - Johannesburg, South Africa
Height:  5'6"  Weight:  116 lbs.
Won first Emerald Downs riding title in 2011 with 129 winds including three wins on Top 3-Year-Old filly, Class Included. Career victory No. 1000 2/26/05 on Wata Sunrise at Turf Paradise.  First career victory 6/19/94 at Les Bois Park.
Gallyn Mitchell:
Born: August 15, 1962 - Denver, CO
Height:  5'   Weight:  115 lbs.    
In addition to being a jockey, Mitchell also works as a stunt rider, appearing in the movies "Seabiscuit," "Little Big Man," "Planet of the Apes," and the short-lived HBO series "Luck."
Ronald Richard:
Anne Sanguinetti:
Pedro Terrero:
Born: April 25, 1985 - Guanajuato, Mexico
Height: 5'7"  Weight:  118 lbs.
First career win aboard U.C. Merced Two July 25, 2009 at Solano, CA.  In 2010, Pedro was a rookie sensation at EmD with 65 wins, the second highest total by an apprentice jockey in track history.

Jennifer Whitaker:
Born: June 23, 1971 - Woodinville, WA
Height: 5'  Weight:  97 lbs.
All-time leading female rider at Emerald Downs with 382 wins and 16 stakes wins. Became the first woman rider to win the Longacres Mile by piloting Wasserman to a dramatic 10-to-1 upset in the 2008 Longacres Mile. Whitaker and Wasserman combined for four stakes wins in 2008, all in photo finishes.
Jose Zunino
Born: November 12, 1968 - Mercedes, Argentina
Height: 5'5"  Weight:  117 lbs.
Emerald regular has ridden every season since 2005.  Rode Washington-bred gelding Hollywood Harbor to a track and world record clocking of 1:00.87 for 5 1/2 furlongs in allowance victory April 22, 2012.

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