Rajiv Maragh
Jockey Bios

Rajiv Maragh

Born: July 9, 1985 in Jamaica

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 28

Stakes Wins: 14

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 2008 Ashland at Keeneland on Little Belle

First Stakes Win: 2005 Hurricane Bertie (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Lilah

First Graded Stakes Win: 2005 Hurricane Bertie (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Lilah

First Career Win: Feb. 1, 2004, at Tampa Bay Downs on Pricedale Kid

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass








King Congie





At Keeneland

Rode Miss Ella to win the 2015 Adena Springs Beaumont (G3) during the Spring Meet.

Rode champion Groupie Doll to win the 2012 Vinery Madison (G1) and Thoroughbred Club of America (G2).

Other Grade 1 victories are 2009 First Lady on Diamondrella (GB) and Darley Alcibiades on Negligee, and 2012 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity on Joha.

First Keeneland win came during the 2008 Fall Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 2008 Woodford Reserve Bourbon (G3) on Bittel Road.


Breeders’ Cup wins (4): 2011 Dirt Mile on Caleb’s Posse; 2012 Juvenile Sprint on Hightail; 2012-2013 Filly and Mare Sprint on Groupie Doll. 

Injured in a spill on July 10, 2015, at Belmont Park. Returned to competition Nov. 4, 2016, at Aqueduct and rode his first winner there on Nov. 23. Won four races at Aqueduct on Dec. 10, 2016.

North American career earnings exceed $92 million with 1,785 wins through January 30, 2018.

2017 earnings were $6,919,020 with 97 wins, including the Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bests (G2) with Irish War Cry and Ketel One Ballerina (G1) aboard By the Moon.

2015 earnings of $2,911,763 with 48 wins, including the Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream on Main Sequence.

2014 earnings of $9,532,261 with 101 wins, including three Grade 1 stakes aboard Main Sequence (United Nations, Sword Dancer Invitational and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic).

Regular rider of two-time champion Groupie Doll. Together, the two won the final race of her career, the Hurricane Bertie (G3) on Feb. 9, 2014, at Gulfstream Park.

Won his 1,000th race on February 26, 2010, at Gulfstream Park aboard Mint Maker.



Rajiv’s father, Collin, formerly a rider in Jamaica, now trains horses in Florida, where the family moved when Rajiv was a teenager. A few of his uncles were also jockeys in Jamaica. His father taught him how to care for horses and then how to ride, but his parents insisted he graduate from high school before he could begin to ride competitively.