Joe Rocco Jr.

Birth Date: Monday, July 19, 1982
Birth Place: Hollywood, FL

2012-13 Gulfstream Record
Mounts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
396 49 43 43 $1,740,872
Career: Rocco's second full season at Gulfstream resulted in a sixth place finish in wins and eighth in money won. He rode Honorable Dillon to victory in the Hutcheson (G2) and Hard Not to Like in the Marshua's River (G3). Finished in the top eight at Kentucky Downs. 
 
Riding fulltime at Gulfstream Park for the first time, Rocco made an immediate impact, scoring a stakes victory aboard Ancient Rome in the Spectacular Bid on opening day of the 2011-2012 meeting. He finished the season ranked seventh in victories and 10th in purses-won. 
 
He had previously captured his first riding title at Delaware Park in 2011 with 95 victories, including six on the July 27 card.
 
Other: He has enjoyed the chance to compete against his father, veteran Joe Rocco Sr., a winner of more than 3700 races on a number of occasions.
 
He won his first race at Tampa Bay Downs in 1999.