Nakatani returning to Southern California
After a year on the East Coast, jockey Corey Nakatani will be moving back to Southern California to ride full time.
Agent Brian Beach confirmed that Nakatani had contacted him about the move, and had asked him to be his agent. While Nakatani has enjoyed success while riding in New York, he missed his family, which didn’t make the move with him.
Nakatani plans on being back out in California in time to ride the last week of the Betfair Hollywood Park meet in order to be ready for the Del Mar summer meet, which begins July 18.
“He’s a great rider,” said Beach, “and on top of his game. With Joel Rosario leaving (for New York), he thought he would fit in out here.”