ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Dominguez has won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey award after a nationwide vote of his fellow riders.
Dominguez, a 35-year-old native of Venezuela, will receive the trophy in a ceremony at Santa Anita next month.
The other candidates were Corey Lanerie, DeShawn Parker, Martin Pedroza and Scott Stevens.
Dominguez, who primarily races in New York and Florida, has won two straight Eclipse Awards as North America’s champion jockey, and two Breeders’ Cup races, including a victory last year in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Hansen.
The Woolf award is given to a rider based on both his career achievements and personal character.
It is named for one of the greatest jockeys of his era, George Woolf, who died after a riding accident at Santa Anita in 1946.