KINGSTON, Jamaica - Shane Ellis became the fourth jockey in the history of thoroughbred racing in Jamaica to bring home 1,200 or more races. Winton "Fanna" Griffiths (1663 wins) Trevor "Slicer" Simpson (1473 wins) and Charles "Bogle Man" Hussey (1239 wins) have won more races than Ellis.
Ellis, who had started the day (last Saturday, January b12, 2019) on 1,198 wins, rode Balazo to victory in the second race over the five straight (1,000) course to set the stage for his historic landmark.
“Very good. Good to achieve a milestone like this. I mean, 1,200 wins is a great accomplishment. I have to thank everyone that is behind me from the start of my career to now,” Ellis said.