Alex Solis Quotes

Alex O. Solis (born March 25, 1964 in Panama City, Panama) is a jockey based in the United States. He currently lives in Glendora, California and rides predominantly in Southern California. He got his big break and his first gained national prominence when he won the 1986 Preakness Stakes with Snow Chief. In 2014, he was elected to the horse racing hall of fame and on January 1, 2015 became the 29th jockey in North American history to have 5,000 wins

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Alex Solis


“If you put a rabbit in front of him, I truly believe he'll settle. He's a very smart horse. You can do anything with him.”

Alex Solis


“When we made it to the turn I looked down inside and didn't see any room there. So I went out and she was much the best. I sure like her.”

Alex Solis


“This horse is a monster. Just incredible. He keeps impressing me more and more each race he runs.”

Alex Solis


“It's very amazing to think how much every race that he runs and every week that goes by how much stronger and better he's getting.”

Alex Solis


“He was too fresh. He was so rank the first part of the race and I was fighting him. It was just a case of him lacking experience, that's all.”

Alex Solis


“If he was only 90 percent, that's mighty exciting.”

Alex Solis


“It was very amazing. Every week that goes by, he keeps amazing me more and more.”

Alex Solis


“I was surprised at how far back he was. I would have liked to have been a lot closer, but they were running fast so I left him alone. I let the horse do his own running. At the quarter pole, he was flying, so I had to swing him out into the clear, and he got the job done.”

Alex Solis


“She stumbled a little bit (at the start) and was lugging out a little bit the whole way. Hopefully, she pulled up OK.”

Alex Solis


“He came out of the gate like a cat, glided up there and I didn't have to do anything.”

Alex Solis


“He got hit from behind by another horse about 50 yards out of the gate and never really relaxed after that.”

Alex Solis


“It was like he was asleep. He was so relaxed. I let him run a little at the half-mile, and then again at the three-eighths.”

Alex Solis


“I never hit him down the stretch. He was cruising.”

Alex Solis