Former Venezuelan horse jockey who had many victories during his career, including winning at the Belmont Stakes and the Breeder's Cup.
As a teenager he was a five time judo champion.
He was a top ten earner from 2006 to 2008.
His family has helped him through the tragedy of a racing accident that left him temporarily paralyzed and forced him to retire from racing.
He and Angel Cordero Jr. are two of only four jockeys to win 300 races in a single year.