Luis Saez
Jockey Bios

Luis Saez

Born: May 19, 1992 in Panama City, Panama

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 53

Stakes Wins: 4

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 2013 Travers aboard Will Take Charge

First Stakes Win: 2009 Needles Stakes at Calder aboard Cinnamon Road

First Graded Stakes Win: 2010 Tropical Park Handicap (G3) at Calder aboard Twilight Meteor

First Career Win: (in U.S.): Aug. 20, 2009, on Fearless Honor at Calder

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass


Year

Horse

Finish

2019 So Alive 6th
2018 Sporting Chance 3rd
2016 Brody's Cause Won

At Keeneland


First Keeneland win came during the 2013 Fall Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 2015 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Grand Arch during the Fall Meet.

Rode Brody's Cause to win the 2016 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) during the Spring Meet.

Won the 2018 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) during the Fall Meet on Promises Fulfilled.

Won the 2019 Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select  during the Spring Meet on Fancy Dress Party.

 

Career


North American career earnings exceed $103 million with 2,188 wins as of June 17, 2019.

Recorded 2,000th win Nov 9, 2018, at Aqueduct when he won the fourth race on Y'allcomenow.

Equaled Gulfstream Park record when he rode seven winners there on Jan. 24, 2018.

Won five races at Belmont on May 31, 2013, that included back-to-back dead-heat wins.

Click here for his Equibase career record.

 

Background


Luis grew up on a farm in Panama and graduated from the famous Laffit Pincay Jr. Jockey School there in December 2009. He won 37 races in his native country before coming to the U.S. to begin riding at Calder. His younger brother Juan died from injuries sustained in a riding accident at Indiana Grand in October 2014 as an apprentice. Another younger brother, Sebastian, also rides in the U.S.