Jose Luis Godinez

Jose Luis Godinez (D)
Bullville, NY
Birthplace: Jalisco, Mexico
Birth Date: 8/21/82

Jose Luis Godinez got his start in racing back in 2003, working for Steve Crevani in Bullville, NY. He also worked for trainers Ed Hart, Paul Blumenfeld and Tom Guido. Jose had his first training win at Saratoga in 2010 with Tradin Paint. 

Jose states one of his career high points was when Panfromnantucket achieved a lifetime mark of 1:51.4 at Saratoga in 2012. Jose lists his favorite horses as Panfromnantucket and Shortest Distance. In addition to racing at Saratoga, Jose has raced at Yonkers, Monticello and Pocono. 

When he isn't racing, Jose enjoys soccer, fishing and hunting. He married Marissa Raymond in 2010 and became a US Citizen in 2012.  

Jose finished 3rd in the overall Saratoga trainer standings in 2013, winning $559,366 in purses. His purses in 2013 (all tracks) exceeded $1.4M. Jose was the trainer of Elodie, who was voted 2013 Filly & Mare Claiming Pacer of the Year ($15,000 - $25,000), and Johnny Grippa, who was voted 2013 Claiming Pacer of the Year ($5,000 - $10,000). 

Training Record: 

Year   Starts  1st  2nd  3rd  UTR  Purses 
2013 351  77  58  36  .345  $559,366 
2012  141  37  20  .362  $291,528 
2011  11  .646  $24,520 
2010  38  .234  $27,581 

Jose Luis Godinez Saratoga Harness
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