On second thought, Rafael Bejarano is staying in Southern California.
Citing “scarce opportunities,” in Southern California two weeks ago, agent Tora Yamaguchi said the 37-year-old native of Peru would be riding regularly in Kentucky after the Santa Anita Derby on April 4.
“With Keeneland cancelling, it kind of left Raffy without a place to ride,” said Yamaguchi, who has represented Bejarano since 2015. “We really had little choice but to conduct business here for the time being.
“In the overall picture, racing is secondary right now but we're all trying to make the best of things and do what we can.”
As of March 19, Bejarano ranked 76th all-time with 4,056 career wins from 20,053 mounts (20 percent), earning purse money of $204,806,993.
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