Hall Of Fame Jockey Solis Officially Announces His Retirement

by | 11.26.2017 | 7:32pm
Alex Solis at his Hall of Fame induction

From the TVG set at Del Mar, Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis officially announced his retirement from the saddle on Sunday. The 53-year-old Panamanian native last rode in April of 2017, and completes his career with a total of 5,035 victories and earnings of over $238 million. He currently serves on the California Horse Racing Board.

Solis won the 1986 Preakness aboard Snow Chief, and earned wins in a trio of Breeders' Cup races: the 2000 Sprint with Kona Gold, the 2003 Turf with Johar and the 2003 Classic with Pleasantly Perfect. Pleasantly Perfect also carried Solis to a victory in the Dubai World Cup in 2004. Other top mounts for Solis included Megahertz, Brother Derek, Sea Cadet, Dixie Union, Dare and Go, Redattore, Flat Out, Magical Fantasy, and Malek.

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