Dear Friends:

Over the past month we have been celebrating the heritage and culture of the Hispanic community.

In the United States, the Hispanic population has grown significantly in the last decade, from 50 million in 2010 to 62 million in 2020. Hispanics accounted for 51% of entire U.S. population growth during that period.

On the track's backstretch, Hispanics are the predominant ethnic group and we do not need to look far to find Latinos to celebrate and honor who are trainers, jockeys, exercise riders, grooms, hot walkers, owners, and members of the workforce that continue to make Thoroughbred horse racing the best place to live and work.

It is not possible to name everyone, of course, but you will see below some of the most well-known Latinos in our horse racing industry who we would like to salute and mention. They are all simple sources of pride within the horse racing community.

Thank you, as always, for your support of the NY Race Track Chaplaincy. Just as we have been honoring our Hispanic population, you may honor a friend or loved one with a donation to the NY Chaplaincy and they will receive a beautiful e-card acknowledging the donation, as shown below.

Thank you and God Bless You,
Ramón Dominguez
Hector Soler, first head starter in the U.S. of Hispanic descent
Trainer Fausto Gutierrez, right, pictured here with NYRTCA President and Hall of Fame Jockey Ramón Dominguez
Photo Credit: Adam Coglianese

Hall of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado
Photo Credit: Adam Coglianese

Hall of Fame Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr.
Photo Credit Alex Zhang

Outrider Miguel Gutierrez
Photo Credit: Adam Coglianese

Hall of Fame Jockey and NYRTCA Board Member Johnny Velazquez
You may make a donation today in honor of a friend or loved one by clicking HERE
Just check "tribute donation" and your honoree will receive an emailed card right away.
Any questions please write to
NY Race Track Chaplaincy