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Jockey charged again with domestic violence

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 20:57:08-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A famous horse jockey known for winning the Kentucky Derby as well as races in Del Mar has been charged with domestic violence.

Patrick Valenzuela was charged Wednesday with domestic violence and several other related charges.

In October of 2018, Valenzuela pleaded guilty to a separate domestic abuse charge, admitting to hitting his girlfriend at a restaurant in Carlsbad.

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In that case, prosecutors said he hit his girlfriend in a jealous rage after she hugged a bartender.

Prosecutors added that he grabbed his girlfriend’s cellphone and hit her face. They also said he chased her to her car and beat on her window and that she was scared to let him into the vehicle.

After pleading guilty, Valenzuela was given three years probation and ordered to a domestic violence recovery program.

Valenzuela is scheduled back in court on March 22.