In an act that will be held today in the paddock of the Santa Anita Park Hippodrome, California, the Venezuelan jockey Javier José Castellano will receive the George Woolf award.
Award with which annually, since 1950, it recognizes those riders for their behavior outside and inside horse riding and personal character generate esteem, both for the individual and for the sport of thoroughbred racing.
The four-time winner of the Eclipse Award as the best jockey in the United States, 45 years old and winner of 5.624 races, in addition to numerous selective competitions, won the award in the 2023 edition by a vote of accredited jockeys in American horse racing .
Upon learning the news that was published on the Bloodhorse.com web portal and in which Daniel Centeno, also from Venezuela, was nominated, the Zulian affirmed his opportunity: "I am proud to have been honored and selected to win this incredible award," he said. Zuliano Castellano, who will travel to Santa Anita with his distinguished family.