500th Win for Jockey Francisco Calderon
SELMA, TX—AUGUST 2, 2019—Jockey Francisco Calderon rode his 500th career winner on Friday when he won the 4th race at Retama Park aboard Total Texas. It was the first win in four career starts for the son of Total Resolve, a homebred racing for Chavez Enterprises and trained by Fernando Chavez.
The longtime Quarter Horse jockey has ridden 500 winners and earned nearly $6.5 million from 2903 starts according to Equibase figures. Calderon's has won the Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap, the Sam Houston Futurity(G2)-twice, the TQHA Sale Futurity(G2)-twice, etc.
This season he has posted 50 wins from 214 mounts and banked $520,910 to date.
Among Calderon's many stakes winners are Sam Houston Futurity (G2) winner This Is An Eagle ($316,350), Oklahoma Futurity (G2) Tee Chic( $380,986), Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) winner Daddys Blushing ($292,122), Sam Houston Futurity(G2) winner Just Call Me Carter ($219,502), TQHA Sale Futurity(RG2) winner Just Another Natural ($217,957), TQHA Sale Futurity(RG2) winner Grey Daze ($174,715), to name only a few.