There are other horses with outstanding performances both in Puerto Rico and the continental United States – Bold Forbes, who won the 1976 Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, ridden in both races by Angel Cordero Jr., the most famous Puerto Rican jockey; Mister Frisky, who started his career in Puerto Rico and headed with 16 straight winnings being the 1990 Kentucky Derby as the favorite.
In addition to Angel Cordero Jr., other well-known Puerto Rican jockeys worldwide are Eddie Belmonte (known to his fans as the "Golden Heart Eddie"), winner of the Preakness Stakes on Personality in 1970, and Miguel Rivera Vargas, who won the 1974 Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes with Little Current.
At present, John Velázquez, together with Willie Martínez, Norberto Arroyo, Roberto Alvarado, José Vélez, and Carlos Hiram Márquez, join the ranks of outstanding Puerto Rican jockeys in competition through out the United States.
With a history of more than 120 years, horse racing in Puerto Rico is rooted in our culture, in addition to significantly contributing to Puerto Rico’s economy.
Camarero Race Track Corporation looks into the future with great enthusiasm and is recognized as the most important horse racing venue of the Caribbean.
The Camarero Racetrack is located on Highway No. 3 , Kilometer 15.3 in the town of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, about twenty minutes in the direction of Luis Munoz Marin airport, half an hour from the capital of San Juan city. You can also reach our facilities through the PR66 highway and turn left at the junction that goes to Canovanas - Juncos .
The racetrack operator is Camarero Camarero Race Track Corporation, purely Puerto Rican origin , whose approach is based on the development of equestrian sport in Puerto Rico for competitive excellence of thoroughbreds copies and export of our products to international markets .