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Caravelle Hotel & Casino Cheers on Jockey Julio Felix's Quest for 3,500 Career Victories

  • Staff Consortium
  • February 29, 2024

Caravelle Hotel & Casino has publicly announced its support for local jockey Julio Felix as he nears the milestone of 3,500 career wins. Julio Felix, with a career total of 3,497 victories to date according to Equibase, the racing industry's official database, is closing in on this significant achievement. Born in New York City but raised on St. Croix, the 56-year-old jockey scored his 3,000th win in May 2018 at Arlington Park in Chicago, Illinois. Felix began his illustrious career on the mainland in 1989 in South Florida and was notably a leading jockey on the Ohio circuit before shifting his focus to Chicago, where he now races at Hawthorne Race Course. Jason Williams, general manager of racing operations for Caravelle Hotel & Casino, commended Felix for his commendable reputation on the mainland and in the Virgin Islands. Williams highlighted Felix's conduct of honor and integrity, noting that he is well-regarded by his peers and is a Senate member of the Jockeys’ Guild. “We will...