Rajiv Maragh

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    Rajiv Maragh
    record at keeneland
    total wins:28
    stakes wins:14
    First Grade 1 Win:
    2008 Ashland at Keeneland on Little Belle.
    First Stakes Win:
    2005 Hurricane Bertie (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Lilah.
    First Graded Stakes Win:
    2005 Hurricane Bertie (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Lilah.
    First Career Win:
    Feb. 1, 2004, at Tampa Bay Downs on Pricedale Kid.
    July 9, 1985 in Jamaica

    At Keeneland (through October 2016):

    • Rode Miss Ella to win the 2015 Adena Springs Beaumont (G3) during the Spring Meet.
    • Rode champion Groupie Doll to win the 2012 Vinery Madison (G1) and Thoroughbred Club of America (G2).
    • Other Grade 1 victories are 2009 First Lady on Diamondrella (GB) and Darley Alcibiades on Negligee, and 2012 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity on Joha.
    • First Keeneland win came during the 2008 Fall Meet.
    • First Keeneland stakes win was the 2008 Woodford Reserve Bourbon (G3) on Bittel Road.

    Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass (G1):








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    • Breeders’ Cup wins (4): 2011 Dirt Mile on Caleb’s Posse; 2012 Juvenile Sprint on Hightail; 2012-2013 Filly and Mare Sprint on Groupie Doll. 
    • ​Was injured in a spill on July 10, 2015, at Belmont Park. Returned to competition Nov. 4, 2016, at Aqueduct and rode his first winner there on Nov. 23.
    • North American career earnings exceed $85 million with 1,673 wins. 
    • In 2015, his mounts earned $2,911,763 and won 48 races, including the Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream on Main Sequence.
    • 2014 earnings were $9,532,261 when he won 101 races, including three Grade 1 stakes aboard Main Sequence (United Nations, Sword Dancer Invitational and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic).
    • Regular rider of two-time champion Groupie Doll. Together, the two won the final race of her career, the Hurricane Bertie (G3) on Feb. 9, 2014, at Gulfstream Park.
    • 2013 North American earnings were $8,797,287. Rode champion Groupie Doll to win the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) and Presque Isle Downs Masters (G2).
    • 2012 earnings in 2012 were $10,004,716. Also rode Groupie Doll to win the Humana Distaff (G1).
    • Mounts earned $9,390,656 in 2011 to rank 11th.
    • Won his 1,000th race on February 26, 2010, at Gulfstream Park aboard Mint Maker.
    • Among the leading riders at New York Racing Association tracks.


    Rajiv’s father, Collin, formerly a rider in Jamaica, now trains horses in Florida, where the family moved when Rajiv was a teenager. A few of his uncles were also jockeys in Jamaica. His father taught him how to care for horses and then how to ride, but his parents insisted he graduate from high school before he could begin to ride competitively.



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