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AQHA Racing Champion Jockey Ricky Ramirez Steps Back From Full Time Racing
Champion jockey Ricky Ramirez plans to step back from full-time race riding.

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AQHA Racing Champion Jockey Ricky Ramirez Steps Back From Full Time Racing

EL PASO, TXJUNE 10, 2021AQHA Champion Jockey Ricky Ramirez, the sport's No. 6 all-time jockey by money earned, will be transitioning to part-time race riding as he pursues other business interests, he told the El Paso Times' Felix Chavez.

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Ramirez will be in Ruidoso on Sunday for the Ruidoso Futurity, the first leg of the Quarter Hrse Triple Crown for two-year-olds. He will be aboard Apollitical J Legacy, who is listed as 8-1 in the morning-line and will start in the No. 6 post.

Ramirez has mount earnings of more than $40 million, and rode last year's world champion Whistle Stop Cafe. He was the sport's champion rider in 2015.