Nik Juarez Transferring To Gulfstream For Spring And Summer Meets

by | 03.07.2018 | 5:56pm
Nik Juarez

Jockey Nik Juarez and agent Jay Rushing are making plans to be based at Gulfstream Park during the spring and summer meets for the first time.

The 24-year-old Maryland native, who has ridden 29 winners during the Championship Meet, has been based at Monmouth Park during the past few years during the spring and summer months. Last year, he won the riding title with 75 winners at the New Jersey racetrack, where he finished second in 2016 with 69 winners.

“I think there is more opportunity to ride here with more racing days in the week, as opposed to Monmouth, where in May and June there will only be two days a week. July they go to three. August they go to four, but they're done by Sept. 9,” Juarez said. “It took a lot for me and my agent Jay Rushing to consider, but being down here with more racing days a week and the more money they're going to have here, I think it will be a more stable location with year-round racing.”

Juarez, who has a house in South Florida, said he put on 37,000 miles on his car last year from driving to other Mid-Atlantic and New York tracks on Monmouth's dark days.

“It was a big decision to make because we won the title last year at Monmouth,” Juarez said. “But, like I said, it's a more stable situation here for me and my agent.”

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    • Francisco Paco Lopez

      a good rider? lol he is over rated to say the least thats why he isnt doing well in gp this winter meet.. & not to mention he has a 5 page rap sheet which include armed robbery but he puts on a good boy act 👌🏼👌🏼

  • Saratoga Bob

    What has happened to Joel Rosario one of my top riders very limited mounts not many winners .Top 10 money jockeys last year can’t belive turn of events .Is he hurt or did he change agents .Ron Anderson one of Best ?

  • affirmed

    Well cant fault Jockey Nick Juarez, not only about the money, which goes hand in hand with Horse Racing, but when a Racetrack cut racing Days especially in the Summer Months, as Jockey Juarez explained as his and agents decision to stay south in Florida, I totally agree with them, and although Belmont, and Saratoga are the Tracks in Summer. He can still secure mounts there, as before, so he has a good game, keep winning Nick Juarez! Also I think his agent is brother of another successful agent, Steve Rushing, who had Ramon Dominguez ,until injuries retired him,and he since have had Irad Ortiz Jr.on another note, I also inquired about Joel Rosario, and the source told me yes, Ron Anderson is Rosario’s agent, however he Anderson was sick, had surgery, and is on the mend, so if he gets well, then he probably will book winners again for Rosario, or then …depending if they will remain a team!

  • Sunshine Bonnie

    I’ve been following Nick’s career and always been impressed with his ability. Best of all, my horses stay in Florida year round giving us another top jockey to chose from!

  • Billy Johnston

    He really doesn’t impress me and consider him strictly a “passenger” (10% are “riders” – at best).

  • talkingman17

    What happened was the ORTIZ BROS!

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