Jockey John Velazquez is poised to break the win record at Saratoga Race Course, which was previously held by jockey Jerry Bailey.
Jockey John Velazquez tries to hold back tears while speaking at his induction into the National Museum of Racing's Contemporary Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY on Friday, August 10, 2012. (PATRICK DODSON / GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)
Johnny Velazquez dismounts his horse, Stephanie's Kitten, following The Lake George race on July 25 2012. STACEY LAUREN-KENNEDY/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Jockey John Velazquez, left, hugs Todd Pletcher, Eclipse Award-winning trainer, after he presented Velazquez with an induction into the National Museum of Racing's Contemporary Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY on Friday, August 10, 2012.
Jockey John Velazquez crosses the finish line in first place with his horse, Authenticity, during the Lumber Shuvee at the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, July 20 2013.
Wise Dan, riden by John Velazquez takes the win in The 28th Running of the FOURSTARDAVE Grade II at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.
Georgie's Angel, ridden by John R. Velazquez, in the winner's circle of the 93rd Running of The Schuylerville at opening day of the track on July 22, 2011.
Quality Road with John Velazquez cruises at the wire to win Saturday's Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
A Little Warm, with John Velazquez in the saddle, returns to the winner's circle Saturday after winning the Jim Dandy feature race at Saratoga Race Course.
Johnny Velazquez on his way to the paddock on July 25 2012 STACEY LAUREN-KENNEDY/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Jockeys John Velazquez (front) and Javier Castellano (back) sign autographs for racing fans during an autograph session with Saratoga’s leading jockeys at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, July 25. (Photo by NYRA)
Jockey John Velazquez at Saratoga Race Course on Monday, July 22, 2013. (PATRICK DODSON / GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)
Hall of Famer jockey John Velazquez and his wife Leona singing Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" at the "Riders Up!" jockey karaoke competition at Vapor Night Club at Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs on Monday, August 13, 2012. (PATRICK DODSON / GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)