Kendrick Carmouche is one of the few remaining Black jockeys in the United States. And he is looking to become the first Black jockey to win in over a century.
Kendrick Carmouche Career Biography
The native of Vinton, La., Carmouche comes from a riding family. His father, Sylvester Jr., and his brother Sylvester III also ride professionally. Kendrick began his riding career in his home state, first at Delta Downs before moving to Evangeline Downs.
Early in his career before moving to Philadelphia, Carmouche, Kendrick’s father, and his brother rode at the same meets. He now rides at tracks on the East Coast and is one of the leading riders at Aqueduct.
Carmouche earned a reputation as the king of the riders in Philadelphia when he had five straight seasons with more than 200 victories and won a record four consecutive titles at Parx Racing, formerly called Philadelphia Park. Further, he reached his milestone 2000th victory in September 2011.
Carmouche earned a career-best six graded stakes victories in 2015, including two on Goldy Espony, and posted a career-best mark in purse earnings with $8,116,788. He continued to have success over the next four years despite missing time due to an injury suffered during a fall 2018 spill at Kentucky Downs.
On Dec. 5, 2020, Carmouche earned his first Grade 1 win aboard True Timber in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, where he was the leading rider for the fall meet, that ended Dec. 6, 2020. In 2021, Carmouche guided Bourbonic to a 72.25-1 upset in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial Stakes Presented by Resorts World to punch his ticket for the first time to the Kentucky Derby.
Kendrick Carmouche Age, Birthday, Father, Mother
How old is Kendrick Carmouche? Born in the year 1984, Kendrick Carmouche is 37 years of age now. Carmouche turned 37 this year having celebrated his recent birthday on 18th January 2021.
Kendrick started riding horses growing up in Louisiana when Black jockeys were synonymous with the sport. Carmouche’s father, Sylvester Jr., and his brother Sylvester III were also jockeys. Meanwhile, Kendrick took out his jockey license when he was 16 years of age.
Kendrick Carmouche Wife, Married, Son, Daughter
Carmouche not only has an impressive career, but he equally enjoys the perks of a happily married life. At the time of this writing, Kendrick Carmouche is married to his beautiful wife, Whitney who is a rider herself.
From their flourishing marriage, Kendrick and his wife have two wonderful kids, daughter Olivia, and son, Grayson. Talking of his wife and kids, Kendrick stated in one of his interviews; how they love the sport as much as him. Kendrick expressed,
“My wife is a very good rider. She has 15 horses on the farm because she coaches the University of Delaware equestrian team. So, I get out to the farm with the family to help with the stalls. Our kids ride and I get to ride a little bit with them. I help to take care of the horses right now because of everything that’s going on with the pandemic. It’s fun and I like to help out. Being around the horses keeps me happy.”
Talking more of Kendrick Carmouche’s wife, Whitney is 3 years older than her partner and is 39 years old now. Whitney was born in the year 1981 and will celebrate her 40th birthday on 31st May 2021. Further, Whitney attended Oldfields School and graduated from Bucknell University.
Kendrick Carmouche Net Worth, Earnings 2021
Hailing from a family of jockeys, Kendrick took on this sport at quite an early age. After getting his jockey license at the age of 6, Kenrick has been a force to be reckoned with.
Kendrick registered his first official win at Earl n Erin, Evangeline Downs on April 27, 2000. Since then he has won more than 3,400 races and earned nearly $119 million.
Not only that Kendrick’s earnings in the year 2021 itself have reached $4,590,253 and we aren’t halfway through this year yet. Altogether, Kendrick Carmouche’s net worth is valued at above $100 Million for 2021.
And with a thriving career like his, Kendrick Carmouche will definitely add some more millions in his net worth figure with time.
Quick Wiki Facts and Info on Kendrick Carmouche
|Full Name / Real Name||Kendrick Carmouche|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||18 January 1984|
|Parents||Father: Sylvester Jr|
|Education (High School / College / University)||N/A|
|Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)||Twitter, Instagram|
|Net Worth||$100 Million|
|Height in Feet||5 feet, 6 inches|
|Height in Meter||1.68 meters|