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)

At this time of great sadness for our family, we find comfort in knowing that one of the great joys in his life was seeing Oaklawn develop into a national treasure with such a significant economic impact on Arkansas. In addition to the holidays with his family, his favorite time of the year was always the Oaklawn racing season with fans, horsemen and staff.

Family of Charles J. Cella, the owner of Oaklawn Park, upon his passing this week at the age of 81
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    Gene McLean began his professional career in 1977 as a sportswriter and columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., and was recognized as one of the state’s best writers, winning the prestigious “Sportswriter of the Year” honor in 1985. Now the President and Publisher of The Pressbox, McLean sets ...

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