04/29/2016 1:20PM

Venezia Award voting open


ELMONT, N.Y. – Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Aaron Gryder, Mario Pino, and Cornelio Velasquez are the five nominees for this year’s Mike Venezia Award, created in 1989 by the New York Racing Association to honor the jockey who displays extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. It is named after the jockey who died from injuries he suffered in a spill in 1988.

The award is voted on by the fans, who may cast their votes here from now until midnight May 16.

The winner will be announced May 17 and will be presented with the award at Belmont on May 30, Memorial Day.