Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I caught up with Christian Santiago Reyes and his agent, Tony Matos, this morning, and I had a chance to congratulate them on Santiago Reyes being named a finalist in the Eclipse Award voting for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey.
Santiago Reyes, a native of Puerto Rico, has been the leading apprentice rider at every major Southern California meet since he arrived in the U.S. last April and has earned the most money of the three finalists. The other two nominees are Luis Batista, one of the top riders at Charlestown, WV, and Luis Saez, among the top riders at Calder in Florida.
The 2009 Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., and televised live on TVG.