Julien R. Leparoux
Born in France to a racing family, Leparoux got his start in racing by working at the Chantilly Racecourse before emigrating to Califronia in 2003. Three years later he tallied 28 wins at the 2006 Saratoga meet as an apprentice, setting a record in the process. During the course of that season, he would pick up 403 wins total which happened to lead all jockeys in the country. Leparoux was officially on the radar as the United States Champion Jockey by Wins, while also winning the United States Champion Apprentice Jockey award in 2006. In 2009, Leparoux was awarded the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in a season where he would win 21 notable stakes races including the Holy Bull Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Leparoux also has six wins at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in his storied career. Top mounts include Nownownow, Forever Together, She Be Wild, Informed Decision, Einstein and Tepin.