Birthdate - Oct. 23, 1977
Birthplace - Maracaibo, Venezuela
Height - 5 feet, 1 inch
Weight - 114 pounds
Website - jockeyjaviercastellano.com
* Won 11 Grade 1 races in 2011, the most of any jockey in the nation, with eight of those victories coming in New York.
* Castellano is a three-time Travers winner, taking the Mid-Summer Derby in 2011 (Stay Thirsty), 2010 (Afleet Express) and 2006 (Bernardini).
* Rode Bernardini to win the 2006 Preakness, Travers and Jockey Club Gold Cup.
* Counts three five-win days at Saratoga: July 25, 2010; Sept. 3, 2005; and Sept. 6, 2004.
* Phone Man, July 31, 1997, Calder
MAJOR NEW YORK STAKES WINS
Acorn: Gabby’s Golden Gal (2009)
Alabama: Pine Island (2006)
Ballerina: Hilda’s Passion (2011)
Beldame Inv.: Sightseek (2004); Exogenous (2001)
Carter: Silver Wagon (2007)
Champagne:Union Rags (2011)
Coaching Club American Oaks: Music Note (2008)
Diana: Zagora (2011)
Empire Classic: Spite the Devil (2004-5)
Flower Bowl Inv.: Ave (2010)
Forego: Mass Media (2005)
Garden City: Winter Memories (2011); Backseat Rhythm (2008)
Gazelle: Music Note (2008); Pine Island (2006); Exogenous (2001)
Gotham: Saratoga County (2004)
Jim Dandy: Stay Thirsty (2011); Bernardini (2006)
Jockey Club Gold Cup: Bernardini (2006)
Just a Game: C. S. Silk (2011)
King’s Bishop: Capt. Candyman Can (2009)
Man o’ War: Red Rocks (2008)
Metropolitan Handicap: Ghostzapper (2005)
Mother Goose: Music Note (2008)
Personal Ensign: Ask the Moon (2011); Miss Shop (2007)
Prioress: Her Smile (2011)
Saratoga Special: Union Rags (2011)
Sword Dancer Inv.:Telling (2009)
Travers: Stay Thirsty (2011); Afleet Express (2010); Bernardini (2006)
Vosburgh: Ghostzapper (2003)
Wood Memorial: Bellamy Road (2005); Gemologist (2012)
Woodward: Ghostzapper (2004)
TRIPLE CROWN AND BREEDERS’ CUP WINS
Preakness Stakes: Bernardini (2006)
Breeders’ Cup Classic: Ghostzapper (2004)
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