Ellis Park Press Release
Carroll, a 20-year-old graduate of Louisville’s Trinity High School, has wanted to be a jockey for practically his entire life, being the son of well-respected horsemen David and Kim Carroll. Declan Carroll won the sixth race on Shorely Monday to get his 19th win.
“It means the world to me,” Carroll said of being recognized as leading apprentice. “I’ve been very lucky to ride for very good people and the horses have been running very well for me. I’m just glad I’ve gotten the opportunities and am trying to make the most of them. We’re on to Kentucky Downs, then Churchill and Keeneland coming up. Just trying to keep the ball rolling.”