JockeyTalk360.com will host live online chat with Hall of Fame Rider John Velazquez on Wednesday evening October 29
Racing fans from around the globe can participate, starting at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez will answer questions from racing fans live this Wednesday, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on jockeytalk360.com. You can follow the live chat at jockeytalk360.com/?page_id=10. This unique live chat comes on the eve of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships (scheduled for October 31 & November 1 at Santa Anita Park) where Velazquez will be riding a number of strong contenders. The live chat will give racing fans a unique opportunity to gain insight on the Breeders’ Cup races from one of the industry’s preeminent riders.
Anyone can ask Velazquez a question either in advance or during the live chat by emailing chat@localhost, posting to JockeyTalk’s Facebook page, or by sending a text to 817-992-0609. Questions sent in advance will have a greater chance of being used in the chat.
The live chat is a new feature for JockeyTalk360.com, a new website offering a unique blend of news, features, social media and statistics that appeal to racing’s casual fans, as well as seasoned handicappers.
A member of Thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame, and the current President of the Jockeys’ Guild, Velazquez is Thoroughbred racing all-time leading money winning jockey, with lifetime earnings well in excess of $300 million. He has won over 5,000 races during his illustrious career.
Velazquez learned to ride in his native Puerto Rico and won his first race there in 1990. Later that year, under the guidance of Angel Cordero Jr., he moved to New York where he has won two dozen riding titles. He’s won ten Breeders’ Cup races and has won the Bill Shoemaker Award for top Breeders’ Cup performance by a jockey, as well as the George Woolf Memorial Award.