Fair Grounds Stat of the Day: Notable Jockey Stats From Past 3 Years

Thanks to my great friend, ally, and betting strategist Ed DeRosa — the Director of Marketing at Brisnet.com — here are some notable jockey statistics at The Fair Grounds over the past three years. When the race ends at the “tricky short stretch” 1-mile distance on the dirt, here are some numbers. “Eddie D” — no, not Eddie Delahoussaye, the great rider — tweeted this out earlier today over the airwaves. In no order of preference:

  1. Adam Beschizza: 10-for-44
  2. Shaun Bridgmohan: 21-72
  3. Sophie Doyle: 0-53
  4. Florent Geroux: 28-103
  5. James Graham: 27-140
  6. Miguel Mena: 31-154

Guess which rider had a super ROI?

That would be this guy:

(Shaun Bridgmohan / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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