Florent Geroux
Jockey Bios

Florent Geroux

Born: July 16, 1986 in Argentan, Normandy, France

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 183
Stakes Wins: 29

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 2014 Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Work All Week
First Stakes Win: 2010 Leemat Stakes at Presque Isle Downs on Zoeling
First Graded Stakes Win: 2010 Pucker Up (G3) at Arlington Park on Dade Babe
First Career Win: (In France) May 6, 2004, at Longchamp on Chopyluz

Starters in the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes


Year

Horse

Finish

2022

Blackadder

9th

2021

Rombauer

3rd

2019

Dream Maker

13th

 

At Keeneland


First Keeneland win came during the 2008 Spring Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 2014 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3) on Work All Week.

Leading rider during the 2018 Spring Meet with 20 wins.

29 Keeneland stakes wins include Grade 1 victories aboard Her Emmynency in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Catch a Glimpse in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Mongolian Saturday in the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, I'm a Chatterbox in the 2016 Juddmonte Spinster, Monomoy Girl in the 2018 Central Bank Ashland and 2020 Breeders' Cup Distaff, Aunt Pearl (IRE) in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf amd Juju's Map in the 2021 Darley Alcibiades.

During the 2022 Fall Meet won the Thoroughbred Club of America (G3) on Slammed and the Myrtlewood on Key of Life.

 

Career


Breeders’ Cup wins (7): 2014 Sprint on Work All Week; 2015 Juvenile Fillies Turf on Catch a Glimpse and Turf Sprint on Mongolian Saturday; 2017 Classic on Gun Runner and 2018 Distaff on Monomoy Girl; 2020 Distaff on Monomoy Girl and Juvenile Fillies Turf on Aunt Pearl (IRE).

2,000th North American win came Jan. 26, 2023, at Fair Grounds when he won the fifth race on Warrant. Earnings approach $144 million. 

Scored 1,000th career victory on Dec. 29, 2016, when he rode Mr. Misunderstood to win the second race at Fair Grounds.

Click here for his Equibase career record.

Background


Florent’s father, Dominique Geroux, was a jockey and trainer. Florent was 13 when he entered a jockey school in his native France and at 17 began race riding. He was the leading apprentice in France in 2005.

He moved to California in 2007 as an apprentice and exercised horses and rode a few runners for trainer Patrick Biancone. But visa problems and two serious injuries forced him to leave. He went to Ireland and worked at Coolmore Stud for six months. His visa problems were resolved, and he returned to the U.S. in 2008.