About Eibar Coa
Jockey Eibar Coa became only the fourth jockey to win 300 races in a single calendar year on Novel York Racing Association tracks after leading Significant Other to victory in the fourth race at Aqueduct on the 29th of December 2006. Coa is 35 years old, and a native of Venezuela is now part of in the top company consisting of Hall of Fame jockeys Steve Cauthen, Angel Cordero Jr. and Mike Smith as the only riders to win more than 300 races at NYRA tracks.
American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey Eibar Coa has an estimated Net worth of one million dollars in 2021. Coa was born in and was raised in Venezuela Five times Judo Champion in his teens. He attended jockey training from 1989 until 1991 and started his professional riding professional career around 1992. He immigrated to America in 1993. The United States in 1993 but returned to his home country.
Cauthen had 433 wins in the 1977 season. Cordero took home 340 during 1982 and 309 by 1983, while Smith won 330 races in 1991 and 313 in 1993.
His Comments on the Milestone Win:
Following the victory, Coa stated, “For sure, I’m thrilled. I don’t believe this was something that was on my head at the beginning of the year.. It’s an honor to be a part of it along with Cordero, Mike Smith and Cauthen. Everyone knows that it’s not something you can do easily. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do this again.”
He continued, “Since last year when I began working with my new agent Matt Muzikar, things have improved. We are a great team. We are so great together and everyone is happy with us.”
Titles and Enormous Wins for 2006:
The titles in the riding category earned by Coa this year include the 2005-2006 internal track meet and the Aqueduct autumn and spring meets as well as the Belmont Drop Championship meet in which Coa was tied with Edgar Prado for the lead with 38 wins. Coa came one win short of matching Prado to win his place at the Belmont spring meet, and placed in sixth place at Saratoga after an inexperienced beginning. Coa was able to score Grade 1 stakes victories this year, with Go Deputy in the Sword Dancer and Swap Fliparoo in the Test.
Coa was born on February 2nd, 1971 at Monagas, Venezuela. Coa was five times champion in judo in Venezuela between 8 and 18 years old, but quit the sport in order to go to jockey training from 1989 to 1991. He began riding in his home country in 1992, however, with only one track and over 200 jockeys, the competition was tough, especially for the novice. So he emigrated into America to ride in the United States in 1993 and then returned to Venezuela the following year. Then he returned to the United States in 1996, beginning in Florida.
A Top Jockey:
Since he began his career with the United States in America beginning in the year 1993 Coa is the winner of 3,194 races in over 16,600 starts and his horses have earned more than $86 million.
Additionally to Novel York and the Novel York Cup, he has been the leader in jockey standings in Calder and Tropical-at-Calder as well as Gulfstream Park and Monmouth Park. He also won six races from nine mounts in one deck at Calder on September. 7, 1998, breaking the record for the most wins in one card.