US-based jockey confirmed for Mouttet Mile
The excitement for the Mouttet Mile race day has increased significantly with the official announcement that French-born jockey Julien Leparoux, who competes in the United States, will participate in the event.
Leparoux’s involvement on Jamaica’s premier race day comes shortly after the confirmation that Canadian-based Japanese jockey Daisuke Fukumoto would also be riding on December 2, when the Mouttet Mile race day is scheduled.
“This is a milestone moment for horse racing in Jamaica. The inclusion of Julien Leparoux, a former two-time Eclipse winner and multiple Breeders’ Cup champion, greatly enhances the prestige of the Mouttet Mile Race Day.
“Racing fans in Jamaica will have the opportunity to watch an acclaimed jockey perform with Leparoux in the saddle on Mouttet Mile Day,” said executive chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Solomon Sharpe.
According to Equibase, Leparoux has an impressive career record of 17,179 starts, with 2,955 wins, 2,463 second-place finishes, and 2,143 third-place finishes, totalling earnings of $192,738,721. Leparoux has won seven Breeders’ Cup races, including the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Mile and the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
On June 4, 2022, Leparoux became the fifth rider to win 1,000 races at Churchill Downs when he guided Walkathon to victory in the Grade 3 Regret Stakes