Focus: Racetrack work, Lameness, Diagnostic imaging.
Ramon grew up along the East coast and Mid-West of the United States, and was raised into the horse racing industry. Ramon’s father was a jockey and his stepfather the assistant trainer to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Growing up around the racetrack Ramon was able to work with some of the best racehorses, such as Theatrical, Cigar and Hussonet.
In 1994 at the age of 16, Ramon dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a jockey.
In 1995, Ramon received the ‘Eclipse Award’ as the champion apprentice jockey in North America. Ramon was fortunate to ride horses such as Elusive Quality, Escena, Northern Emerald and Lite The Fuse. His career was cut short due to weight issues but he managed to ride over 400 winners in just 2.5 years, including two Group 1 victories.
Following his retirement Ramon worked for the Sheik Mohammed’s Goldolphin stable in the UK and Dubai before going back to the USA to begin his studies. Ramon graduated in May 2010 in Veterinary Medicine.
In August 2010, he took up an internship at Randwick Equine Centre, and on completion joined Illawarra Equine Centre. Ramon has since returned to Randwick Equine Centre in 2014 and looks forward to racetrack practice at both Rosehill and Warwick Farm.