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Jockey of the Week Martin Garcia.
“Martin Garcia 2014” by Rennett Stowe
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Martin Garcia won graded stakes from coast to coast to be named the JockeyTalk360.com Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s outstanding jockey in the opinion of a panel of industry experts. They looked at races run from July 21-27.

On Saturday, Garcia broke Zenyatta’s mile and a sixteenth track record at Del Mar when he took Fed Biz to a 1:41.00 win in the Grade II San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. On Sunday, he won the Grade I William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, riding Bayern.

“That was real impressive,” Garcia said after the Haskell. “Obviously, we were going to the lead. He was cruising out there the whole way. He was able to set the fractions on his terms, and when we turned for home, he took off.”

JockeyTalk360.com spotlights the riders across North America and around the world who may be the bravest, toughest and most accomplished of all athletes. The Jockey of the Week is selected by a vote of representatives of America’s Best Racing, the Daily Racing Form, Equibase, the Jockeys’ Guild, the Paulick Report, the Thoroughbred Daily News, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, Thoroughbred Racing Associations, and Turf Publicists of America.

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