Alex Solis will make a decision on his future following surgery Aug. 1 to repair an injured hip

Alex Solis will make a decision on his future following surgery Aug. 1 to repair an injured hip

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Solis to Evaluate Future Following Surgery

Hall of Fame rider will undergo a procedure to repair his injured hip Aug. 1.

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.

Solis had 10 victories from 72 starts in 2016. In recent years, he has guided the likes of Stays in Vegas, Keri Belle, San Onofre, Metaboss , and Super Majesty to graded stakes wins.

"I'd love to be out there, but we'll see after the surgery," Solis said. "I definitely want to stay involved."