Jockeys Guild News and Articles
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Rivera Named Regional Mgr
For immediate release
December 20, 2006
News media contacts:
Dwight Manley, (949) 719-1966
Herbie Rivera (813) 598-3772
Jockeys' Guild Names Distinguished
Jockey, Herbie Rivera, Regional Manager
jockey, Heriberto "Herbie" Rivera Jr., winner of more than 3,200 races
during his distinguished 23 year career, has been appointed an East
Coast Regional Manager of the 1,300-member Jockeys' Guild.
retiring from riding, Rivera served as a state steward in Florida for
three years and in Michigan the past four years. Rivera rode from 1977
to 1999 and was the 83rd jockey to win 3,000 races.
very highly respected in the racing community, and he brings a great
level of credibility to the jockeys and the Guild," said Dwight Manley,
Jockeys' Guild National Manager.
Jockeys' Guild President, John
Velazquez, commented: "He is a great asset to the Guild because he is
recognized and respected everywhere in the country and in the entire
Manley explained that Rivera's extensive experience
and his bilingual skill will be help the organization make significant
"I recently met with jockeys in Pennsylvania, and
at some tracks 65 or 70 percent of them speak Spanish. There was good
reaction when I was able to explain issues and the Guild's work in
Spanish," said Rivera.
"I've been a member of the Guild for 28
years, and the riders appreciated that I bring to the table my
experience as a jockey and the Spanish language. And, once a jockey,
always a jockey!"
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