(Trainer Steve Asmussen became Churchill Downs’ all-time winningest trainer in the meet, too. / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Churchill Downs)

(Jockey Tyler Gaffalione won his 2nd riding title at Churchill Downs / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Churchill Downs)

Top Trainers During the Churchill Downs’ Spring / Summer Meet:

“We’re very grateful to be able to run horses of this quality during this ‘new normal,’”Asmussen said. “Even though the schedule of racing has been altered, we remain grateful to have horses like (Midnight Bisou) to be able to run in stakes races such as the Fleur de Lis.”

“This has been an unprecedented year in more ways than one,” Asmussen said. “The (national) stakes schedule has not been as traditional as it used to be. We gave (MidnightBisou) ample time to get over the trip and effort she put in at the world’s richest horse race (the $20 million Saudi Cup) in February. She was quarantined in Chicago and eventually moved to Keeneland thereafter. Her time off lasted longer than expected, which wasn’t ideal at the time but is now.”

1 Steven M. Asmussen 100 17 11 10 $1,112,065 17% 38%
2 Brad H. Cox 69 16 8 6 $777,195 23% 43%
3 Brendan P. Walsh 50 10 8 9 $611,320 20% 54%
4 Albert M. Stall, Jr. 34 5 10 4 $589,430 15% 56%
5 Chad C. Brown 29 9 6 2 $560,950 31% 59%
6 Michael J. Maker 65 8 9 7 $529,979 12% 37%
7 Ian R. Wilkes 61 7 7 4 $519,148 11% 30%
8 William I. Mott 42 8 4 4 $481,140 19% 38%
9 Joe Sharp 32 7 3 5 $343,484 22% 47%
10 Wesley A. Ward 32 8 6 5 $327,111 25% 59%
11 Thomas M. Amoss 47 9 5 9 $322,459 19% 49%
12 H. Graham Motion 20 5 3 1 $316,078 25% 45%
13 W. Bret Calhoun 24 2 2 3 $263,800 8% 29%
14 Brian A. Lynch 14 4 2 3 $241,074 29% 64%
15 Dale L. Romans 44 7 6 3 $239,159 16% 36%
16 Mark E. Casse 36 2 6 3 $234,028 6% 31%
17 Dallas Stewart 36 4 4 5 $230,007 11% 36%
18 Eddie Kenneally 38 4 2 5 $222,125 11% 29%
19 Peter Miller 18 3 3 3 $191,925 17% 50%
20 Michelle Lovell 19 2 4 5 $176,287 11% 58%
21 Wayne M. Catalano 25 4 2 3 $174,847 16% 36%
22 Gregory D. Foley 31 4 1 3 $172,656 13% 26%
23 Cherie DeVaux 14 4 0 2 $172,601 29% 43%
24 Ben Colebrook 28 3 2 3 $170,092 11% 29%
25 Kenneth G. McPeek 31 4 2 3 $168,405 13% 29%

(Stats compiled by Equibase)

Top Jockeys During the Churchill Downs’ Spring / Summer Meet:

Gaffalione, a native of South Florida, began riding fulltime at Churchill Downs during the 2018 Fall Meet and won the leading rider title by one victory over Brian Hernandez Jr. and Lanerie. Represented by Matt Muzikar, Gaffalione’s win-clip was a stout 21 percent prior to Saturday’s 11-race program where he was named to ride eight races.

“We’ve been so blessed to have such a successful meet,” Gaffalione said. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their support throughout the meet. It’s been an awesome two months and it was great to get back to Churchill.”

1 Tyler Gaffalione 153 31 34 17 $1,711,573 20% 82 54%
2 Corey J. Lanerie 167 24 18 23 $1,253,138 14% 65 39%
3 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 128 22 12 16 $1,169,951 17% 50 39%
4 Florent Geroux 122 20 14 8 $1,034,100 16% 42 34%
5 Julien R. Leparoux 106 9 13 14 $775,818 8% 36 34%
6 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 117 12 11 17 $718,127 10% 40 34%
7 James Graham 117 15 12 17 $708,802 13% 44 38%
8 Miguel Mena 81 10 7 8 $632,536 12% 25 31%
9 Joseph Talamo 136 11 15 19 $609,738 8% 45 33%
10 Martin Garcia 88 8 8 11 $564,523 9% 27 31%
11 John R. Velazquez 45 9 7 5 $550,696 20% 21 47%
12 Rafael Bejarano 100 13 9 11 $536,239 13% 33 33%
13 Jose L. Ortiz 58 7 5 10 $509,193 12% 22 38%
14 Joel Rosario 48 9 11 8 $503,703 19% 28 58%
15 Adam Beschizza 63 2 7 8 $315,132 3% 17 27%
16 Chris Landeros 46 5 4 3 $308,333 11% 12 26%
17 Colby J. Hernandez 43 4 11 2 $278,476 9% 17 40%
18 Shaun Bridgmohan 32 5 2 2 $277,693 16% 9 28%
19 Mitchell Murrill 63 6 5 4 $269,875 10% 15 24%
20 Gerardo Corrales 36 8 6 3 $265,707 22% 17 47%
21 David Cohen 60 6 6 2 $211,146 10% 14 23%
22 Javier Castellano 29 2 7 2 $209,312 7% 11 38%
23 Mike E. Smith 3 2 0 0 $171,584 67% 2 67%
24 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 45 6 1 1 $170,572 13% 8 18%
25 Declan Cannon 54 1 3 6 $167,055 2% 10 19%

(Stats Compiled by Equibase)