Fernando Jara

Birth Date: Friday, December 18, 1987
Birth Place: Herrera, Panama

2012-13 Gulfstream Record
Mounts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
171 7 19 29 $338,081
Career: After enjoying early success in New York, Jara moved his tack to South Florida in recent years. He was the third leading rider in the summer of 2013 at Calder with 48 wins. He has ranked in the top five at Calder in each of the past five meetings. The highlight of a productive 2011 12 meeting at Gulfstream was his triumph aboard Reveron in the inaugural running of the Gulfstream Park Derby.He won the Dubai World Cup (G1), Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Donn Handicap (G1) aboard 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor…He won the 2006 Belmont Stakes (G1) aboard Jazil. 
 
Other: Grandfather Hugo Jara was a jockey and trainer; his father, Jorge Jara, is a trainer. He has a sister who is a psychologist and brother who is an architect. At the age of 14 he left public school for jockey school. 
 
He came to the U.S. on Dec. 26, 2003 and recorded his first graded stakes win came aboard Like Now in the 2006 Gotham.