Ramon Dominguez Net Worth $40 Million
Ramon Dominguez is a Venezuelan jockey that has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Though he already retired, he’s best known as the Eclipse Award-winning champion jockey in the American Thoroughbred horse racing. Ramon A. Dominguez was born on November 24, 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Dominguez began riding horses at the age of sixteen in show jumping in Venezuela. He later turned to riding thoroughbreds in flat racing events at La Rinconada racetrack. In 2001, he got his first real break when he became the jockey having the most number of triumphs in the USA. He made a repeat in 2003 and 2004 when he won the Isaac Murphy Award for obtaining the highest winning percentage among all American-based jockeys. Ramon Dominguez is the regular rider of two-time Eclipse Award-winning turf champion Gio Ponti, a prize horse that he has ridden to triumphs in six Grade One stakes races like the Belmont Park’s Mon o’ War Stakes twice, and also the Manhattan Handicap, Arlington Million, Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap. In 2004, Dominguez got his first triumph at the Breeder’s Cup when he rode Better Talk Now to victory in the Breeder’s Cup Turf. In one day, he has won six races on two different occasions which tied the “same day win record by a jockey” among all NYRA tracks. The record makes one the second jockey in Belmont Park’s history to have won six races on one race card. Also, Ramon Dominguez has won five races in one day on several occasions at Aqueduct Race Track. His latest record was made on February 17, 2010 when he won the very first five races on the card. Dominguez was a recipient of the 2010 Eclipse Prize for Exceptional Jockey.