Derby Contenders

Jorge Chavez

Chavez, a native of Peru, rode Monarchos to victory in the Florida Derby and the 2001 Kentucky Derby. He won the Breeders' Cup Distaff and Sprint in 1999 as well as the Cigar Mile and was awarded the Eclipse Award for Ourstanding Jockey. In 2000 he was awarded the Mike Venezia Memorial Award for extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship by the New York Racing Association.