Teen Horse Racing Jockey Angel Suarez - Incredible Rookie Year
At the age of 17, high school sophomore Angel Suarez told his mother he wanted to drop out of school and ride racehorses for a living, shocking his mother who thought that with his good grades he might one day become a doctor. Following his dream, Suarez moved to Bensalem, Pennsylvania in January 2012 after attending a jockey training school in his native Puerto Rico. A year later, Suarez -- who races primarily at Parx and Penn National Racetracks -- has $3.4 million in purse earnings, the most of any apprentice jockey in the country, and has been named one of the three finalists for the prestigious Eclipse Award as Apprentice Jockey of the Year.
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