Turfway Park Press Release

Jockey Luan Machado (Photo Credit: Jockey Club Brasileiro)

Jockey Luan Machado arrived in the United States from his native Brazil in November and has wasted no time turning heads. A graduate of the jockey school at Hipódromo da Gávea in Rio de Janeiro with nearly 300 wins to his credit, Machado moved his tack to the U. S. at the urging of agent Jimmy McNerney and interest from Ward; McNerney had noticed the 24-year-old rider when the latter rode Quarteto De Cordas to win the Group 1 Grande Prêmio Brasil, the country’s most prestigious race and a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win & You’re InTM qualifier. Machado intends to continue riding at Turfway through the winter/spring meet.