Jockey Bios

Adam Beschizza

Born: July 22, 1992, in Cambridgeshire County, England

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 37

Stakes Wins: 3

Career Firsts

First Stakes Win: (England) 2017 Bathwick Tyres Radley at Newbury on Hikama (IRE); (U.S.) 2018 Pan Zareta at Fair Grounds on Triple Chelsea

First Graded Stakes Win: 2018 Bewitch (G3) at Keeneland with Mom’s On Strike

First Career Win: (England) March 12, 2010, at Wolverhampton on Bavarica trained by his aunt Julia Feilden; (U.S.) Nov. 24, 2017, at Fair Grounds on Tabaddol

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass


Year

Horse

Finish

2022 Volcanic 10th

At Keeneland


The 2018 Spring Meet marked Adam’s Keeneland debut. He won 11 races during the season, including the Bewitch (G3) on Mom’s On Strike and the Giant’s Causeway on Triple Chelsea. Both were trained by Joe Sharp.

Won the 2021 Ben Ali (G3) on Silver Dust.

Career


Has 536 North American wins with mount earnings exceeding $24 million through May 26, 2022.

Click here for his Equibase record.

Background


Nicknamed “Biscuit,” Adam Beschizza grew up in England in Newmarket, a center of Thoroughbred racing and training. With members of his immediate and extended family involved in the sport, Adam knew at a young age he wanted to be a jockey. After graduating from the British Racing School, he rode his first race in 2009.

Adam rode a steady stream of winners in England but relocated to the U.S. for larger purses and more opportunity. He worked as an exercise rider for Mike Stidham at Fair Grounds, where he befriended Joe Sharp, and the two would forge a successful partnership. In 2014, Joe became a trainer and the next year he gave Adam his first U.S. mount. Adam has been a leading jockey at Fair Grounds.