Jockey Cody Jensen is as tough as they come, and to prove it, he earned his second consecutive honor as AQHA champion jockey of 2014.
The rider, who has already overcome numerous injuries in past years, this year rode champion Hes Relentless to a stakes victory, despite a freshly broken collarbone. He also piloted Houdini, Lovethewayyoulie, Kiss My Hocks and Viva Mi Corazon to Grade 1 victories.
His 305 mounts won 52 starts and earned $2,879,190 during the year. Jensen was also the recipient of the 2014 Sam Thompson Memorial Award, an honor given to a jockey by his peers who feel his personal character and behavior on and off the racetrack reflect positively on the sport.