Having a good agent going into a race meet is key! The agent is a big part of your business. They need to be smart in picking the right races for the horses they want to get you on, be able to communicate with the trainers you will be riding for and be able to push there product(Jockey) into the right barns and on the right horses. Being liked by everyone is not of an importance...most of the time the agents will take the brunt of the back lash if a horse doesn't win and will have to stick up for there jockey as to not let the trainer stay mad for very long.
My agent this season is PENNY FFITCH-HEYES. You may be thinking, a female agent? Well let me tell you, she is one of the best there is and on top of her game.
Since we have started working together, we have won 6 races at Hawthorne Race Course in the last 10 days of the meet with one being a $100,000 Stake.
Going into the Arlington Meet we have notched 5 wins within the first 4 days. As of today we are on top of the standings. Not to bad in a short amount of time.
We are making a good team and just have to keep communicating and staying focused on the task at hand...WINNING!
Leading Jockeys at Arlington
Starting Date: 05/02/2014 Ending Date: 05/08/2014
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Rosemary B. Homeister, Jr. 17 5 5 3 $86,065
Emmanuel Esquivel 28 4 6 4 $111,085
Santo Sanjur 19 4 2 2 $79,527
Sheldon Russell 10 3 2 2 $49,558
E. T. Baird 7 3 0 1 $57,290