Congratulations to West Coast jockey sensation Joe Talamo on winning not only the Hollywood Starlet but also the Horse Racing Station Star of the Month. And even more important, the inaugural Star of the Month. Talamo replied to a Twitter comment by us saying that he is the Star of the Month by saying “Awesome! Thank you.” This past Saturday, he rode Killer Graces to victory in the Hollywood Starlet. This past year, he has won eleven stakes races. He is one of the best young jockeys out there, currently fourth in the Hollywood Park jockey standings, lead by Joel Rosario, for the current meet. Joe is a phenomenal young jockey and is the future of the sport. Born in Lousiana, he perfected his talents at a Bush Track, allowing him, in 2006, to be the first apprentice jockey to win a riding title at Fair Grounds. He then moved to California, in order to race at the big Southern California tracks. He is an expert in the sport and is one of the most popular jockeys. We again congratulate Joe Talamo on a job well done and give him our best wishes for the future.