is a jockey
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Raised on a farm where he regularly road horses, Joel Rosario attended jockey school for six months. He obtained his professional license at age fourteen and began riding at Hipódromo V Centenario in Santo Domingo
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where he earned his first win in July 2000. He went on to win four Dominican Republic riding titles. In 2006 he emigrated to the United states where he raced from a base in California
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In 2007, Rosario won 154 races out of 1,024 with earnings of $3,323,006
In 2008, Rosario won 192 races out of 1,322 with earnings of $7,936,465.
In 2009, Joel Rosario got his big break when he was the leading jockey at the Hollywood Park Racetrack for the spring/summer meet and then earned his second riding title of the year at Del Mar Racetrack
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. On November 7 he won the most important race of his career at Santa Anita Park when he captured the US$
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2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint
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aboard Dancing in Silks
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On December 11, 2009 Joel Rosario equaled a Hollywood Park Racetrack record when he won six races on a single racecard. Previously, the feat had been achieved by Hall of Fame
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jockeys Bill Shoemaker (1953, 1970), Laffit Pincay, Jr.
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(1968), Kent Desormeaux
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During his breakout year, Rosario won 284 races out of 1,476 mounts with earnings of $13,073,777 and was 5th in the national earnings list.
In his first ever Kentucky Derby
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mount he rode Make Music For Me finishing fourth in 2010
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