Javier Castellano is a professional American jockey. Javier Castellano rides in American Thoroughbred horse racing. The Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuelan jockey began his professional career at the Santa Rita and La Rinconada racecourses in 1996 in Venezuela.
Born and raised in a racing family by professional racing parents, his father and uncle were professional jockeys.
His brother named Abel Jr. is also a professional jockey based in South Florida. Raised in a family of professional racers, Javier Castellano grew passionate about pursuing a career as a professional jockey from during his teens.
Javier began racing in the year 1996 with La Rinconada racecourse while he was only 19 years of age. At the age of 20, he shifted to America to pursue a professional career as a jockey and found success after he shifted to New York circuit in the year 2001. Since then Javier has never had to look back.
Racing since 19, Javier has sustained his career up to 41. Currently, he is recognized as one of the finest jockeys in the world, with 5,095 first records. Not only the finest in the sport in recent time, but Javier is also one of the richest jockeys in the world and highest-earning athlete in the world.
Speaking of his finances, were are only mid-way through to 2019 and Javier had already earned $10,071,993 and has one of the finest year stat among the professional jockey with $30,429 in earning at the start.
Get to know about Javier Castellano’s net worth and personal life in here.
Javier Castellano Net Worth – $326 Million Dollars
Javier Castellano has a whopping net worth of $326 million, as of 2019, accumulated over his two decades of professional career as a jockey.
Javier is one of the highest earning jockeys in the world. Already in 2019, he has earned $10,071,993.
He has finished in first place in 72 occasions and 54 in second place in 2019.
As of 2019, his total career first place win stands at 5,095 and 4,588 in second place. His total career earnings as of May 2019 is $327,342,623.
In 2011, Javier made $15,677,027. In 2013, he earned $26,213,507, in 2014 $25,056,464 and in 2015 $28,120,767.
Professional jockey not only makes with the first place win but also do make a lot finishing second and third. Jockeys who finish second and third take in 5% of the total of owner’s portion. Top jockey like Javier appears in around 1,200 races.
Javier Castellano Wife
Javier Castellano is a married man. He is married to Abby Castellano for a long time now.
Javier’s wife Abby Castellano is no new to the racing world. She was born to father Terry Meyocks, the national manager for the Jockey’s Guild and the former president of the New York Racing Association.
— JJCJockeyKids (@JJCJockeyKids) April 29, 2017
The couple has three children together, two daughters and a son. Their daughters are named Kayla Castellano and Sienna Castellano, and their son is named Brady Castellano.
Javier Castellano Height – 5 feet and 1 inch
Javier Castellano stands 5 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a balanced body weight, weighing in around 110 kgs.
His hair color is black and his grey colored eyes.
All About Jockey Javier Castellano Nationality/ Injury
Javier Castellano was critically injured after a February 2009 race, which left him right shoulder injury during a race at Gulfstream Park.
He was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.