Award-winning American jockey who rode Sidney's Candy in the 2010 Kentucky Derby, finishing in 17th place.
He started riding horses at age eleven and dropped out of high school to begin his professional career at Louisiana Downs.
He was planning to ride the champion horse, I Want Revenge, in the 2009 Kentucky Derby, but the horse, who was the favorite in the race, had to be scratched at the last minute.
He was born in a New Orleans suburb to a Cajun family, and his father worked as an assistant horse trainer.
His horse finished seventeenth in the 2010 Kentucky Derby, a race that was won by jockey Calvin Borel.