02/27/2012 12:13PM

Santa Anita: Dominguez to receive Woolf Award

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Jockey Ramon Dominguez has been announced as the 2012 recipient of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

Ramon Dominguez, winner of Eclipse Awards as the nation’s outstanding rider in 2010 and 2011, has been named the 2012 recipient of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita announced Sunday.

Dominguez, 35, is expected to receive the award in the second half of March. The Woolf honors riders for success on the racetrack and personal character. He was one of five finalists for the 2012 award, along with Corey Lanerie, Martin Pedroza, DeShawn Parker, and Scott Stevens.

A native of Venezuela, Dominguez has won two Breeders’ Cup races, including the 2011 Juvenile with Hansen. He has won 13 riding titles on the New York Racing Association circuit.