Chris Landeros
Jockey Bios

Chris Landeros

Born: July 12, 1988 in San Mateo, Calif.

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 39

Stakes Wins: 2

Career Firsts

First Stakes Win: 2007 Cactus Wren at Turf Paradise on Spring of Pearls

First Graded Stakes Win: 2011 John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3) at Sam Houston on Schramsberg

First Career Win: Jan. 18, 2006, at Turf Paradise on Spring of Pearls

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass


Year Horse Finish
2016 American Dubai 13th

At Keeneland


First Keeneland win came during the 2014 Spring Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win came during the 2014 Fall Meet when he won the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) on Lawn Ranger.

Career


North American career earnings exceed $29 million with 1,330 wins through January 29, 2018.

2017 earnings were $3,596,304 with 68 wins, including the Azeri (G2) aboard Streamline.

2016 earnings were $4,101,407 with 85 wins, including the Aristides (G3) aboard Alsvid.

2015 earnings were $3,024,532 with 73 wins, including the Count Fleet Sprint (G3) at Oaklawn and Aristides (G3) at Churchill on Alsvid.

2014 earnings were $2,731,657 with 82 wins, including the Cardinal (G3) at Churchill on Strike Charmer.

Posted career victory 1,000 on Sept. 7, 2013, at Louisiana Downs when he rode Major Marvel to win the Unbridled Stakes.

 

 

Background


Chris, who grew up near San Francisco, is the son of trainer Manuel Landeros and grandson of racehorse owners Frank and Lynn Mitchell. He left high school after his sophomore year in Phoenix but only after his mother insisted he earn a GED.

Chris rode his first race at Turf Paradise at 17 in 2006 and moved between Turf Paradise and the Northern California circuit for several years. A phone call in 2009 from jockey agent Scott Hare lured him to Texas, and he rode there and in Oklahoma year-round.

“I grew up at the track,” he told NewsOK.com. “Riding is the only thing I ever wanted to do.”

Chris rode in Kentucky for the first time in 2014.