Derby Contenders

José Santos

A native of Chile, Santos followed in the footsteps of his father as a jockey.  Winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes aboard Funny Cide, Santos lead the nation as top jockey four times from 1986-89. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, Santos won seven Breeders' Cup races, and all three American Classics.  He was awarded the 1988 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey and the 1999 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Other notable mounts include: Manila, Cheif Bearhart, Gulch, Fly So Free, Meadow Star, Criminal Type, Lemon Drop Kid and Fleet Indian.