Biography: Matt Vigliotti began riding races in 1979 as one of four apprentice jockeys under contract to Keystone trainer Marty Fallon. The same year, he was leading apprentice in the country with number of races won, but was beaten by Richard Migliore for the Eclipse Award. He won the Garden State Stakes aboard 2000 Sprint Champion mare Safely Kept, the only time he had ever ridden her. He also won the Laurel Turf Cup on Yankee Affair. He won his last race on his 40th birthday, retired and moved to Florida for the winters. With fishing as his “other passion” he started In The Zone, a charter fishing business, and spends summers in Lakewood, NJ where he owns two Rita’s Italian Ice franchises. He lives with his partner of 15 years, Christine Sullivan and her son Carson, who is learning to be a jockey and works for John Servis.
Graded Stakes Wins:
1993 – Garden State Stakes (G3) – Tri for the Gold
1989 – Garden State Park Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G3) – Safely Kept
1987 – Laurel Turf Cup Handicap (G3) – Yankee Affair
1983 – Roseben Handicap (G3) – Swelegant