American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey Tyler Gaffalione has quickly risen through the ranks over the last few years to become one of the sport's best. Receiving prestigious awards like the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey and winning more than 200 races in each of his first four seasons, Gaffalione is often one of the leading riders on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Tyler Gaffalione has made more than 8,500 career starts, collecting more than 1,500 wins. His total purse earnings sit above $71.5million.
A strong horse racing background
The Eclipse Award, Preakness and Grade 1 wins
Major racing victories
Tyler Gaffalione's horses
Roadrunner Racing, Boat Racing and William Strauss' Hot Rod Charlie was one of the runners on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby. The Oxbow colt has had a few different riders during his small number of starts, and it was thought that Gaffalione could play an increasing role aboard the runner after guiding the colt to his runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Keeneland last November. In the end though, Hot Rod Charlie was ridden by Flavien Prat in the Kentucky Derby, with Gaffalione riding Soup And Sandwich.