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Apprentice Jockey

Mercado Ready for Apprentice Debut on Saturday

Tags: Apprentice Jockey, Bill White, Times Are Tough, Wilnell Mercado, Racing News | March 21, 2014

Wilnell Mercado has worked as an exercise rider for more than two years for Calder Hall of Fame trainer Bill White, and the time has now come for Mercado to ride in his first career race as an appr

Apprentice Jockey Arny Fontanez Living His Dream

The Escuela Vocacional Hipica in Puerto Rico has produced a string of successful apprentice jockeys who have made a name for themselves on the Thoroughbred racing scene, and Arny Fontanez looks to

Eclipse Award Finalist Zayas Continues to Enjoy Success at Calder

Tags: Apprentice Jockey, Eclipse Award, Edgard Zayas, Journeyman, Racing News | January 15, 2014

As an apprentice, Edgard Zayas won his first race at Calder Casino & Race Course in 2012 and had numerous successes at Calder in 2013, which contributed to Zayas being named an Eclipse Award fi