Birthdate - May 20, 1986
Birthplace - Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Height - 5’5
Weight - 113
* Winner of the 2009 Arlington Park riding title.
* Won his first Grade 1 in Arlington Park’s Beverly D. Stakes in 2010 aboard Éclair de Lune.
* While his name was intended to be Rafael Alvarado, Jr., after his father, it was mistakenly registered as Junior Rafael Alvarado
INTRODUCTION TO RACING
* Father Rafael Alvarado was a jockey in Venezuela and Juniorstarted riding in his native country
* Esteivana, December 30, 2005, La Rinconada in Venezuela. First U.S. winner was Satira, February 17, 2007, Gulfstream Park.
MAJOR NEW YORK STAKES WINS
Broadway: Meese Rocks (2011)
Damon Runyon: Swag Daddy (2011)
Garlandof Roses: C C’s Pal (2011)
Hollie Hughes: Be Bullish (2011)
QueensCounty: Ron the Greek (2011)
Turnback the Alarm: Arena Elvira (2011)
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