Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis hasn't had a mount since April 21, but that doesn't mean the 53-year-old rider is retired just yet.
Solis will make the decision on his future following a scheduled surgery Aug. 1 to repair his injured hip.
Since 2015, along with working as an active jockey, Solis has served as a commissioner on the California Horse Racing Board and walked with a visible limp into the monthly CHRB meeting July 20 at Del Mar.
The Panama native has won 5,035 races from 33,966 starts (15%) during his career in North America, which began in 1981. His mounts have earned more than $238 million in purses. Solis has won 84 grade 1 stakes aboard top-level horses like Pleasantly Perfect, Snow Chief, Kona Gold, Megahertz, Brother Derek , and Johar.
"I'd love to be out there, but we'll see after the surgery," Solis said. "I definitely want to stay involved."