(Jockey Albin Jimenez won the 2018 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland aboard Knicks Go / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

As we head into the final week of racing at Turfway Park’s Winter / Spring meet, it certainly appears that jockey Albin Jimenez is sitting chilly and sitting ready to capture yet another riding championship at the Northern Kentucky track.

Truth is, Jimenez has become a force at Turfway Park. He won the Holiday Meet riding title in December. He won the previous title in the Winter / Spring meet of 2019. And, he is generally regarded as the “go-to” rider for many of the top stables that frequent Turfway Park every year.

Gerardo Corrales, who journeyed to Turfway Park this year at the bequest of trainer Wesley Ward and has since ended up riding many horses for the barn of Mike Maker, as well, looks to have a lock on the #2 spot in this year’s rankings. He currently trails Jimenez in the standings by what appears an insurmountable margin of 9 wins.

But Corrales has managed to do is work with 68 less rides, too. Corrales’ over win percentage is a full 4% points higher than the winningest jockey, and Corrales’ mounts have hit the board — finishing first, second or third — and amazing 60% of the time.

Apprentice Joseph D. Ramos certainly made a name for himself this meet, as well. The rookie has managed 26 trips to the winner’s circle and has added 23 seconds and 33 thirds. He is the leading rider at the meet for “show” finishes.

Here’s a look at the top riders so far this meet:

1 Albin Jimenez 217 47 20 15 $854,959 22% 82 38%
2 Gerardo Corrales 149 38 31 21 $756,907 26% 90 60%
3 Joseph D. Ramos 191 26 23 33 $476,076 14% 82 43%
4 Rodney A. Prescott 151 13 18 17 $412,322 9% 48 32%
5 Sonny Leon 184 17 24 24 $373,605 9% 65 35%
6 John McKee 175 19 21 23 $336,306 11% 63 36%
7 Malcolm Franklin 92 11 13 8 $317,801 12% 32 35%
8 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 8 3 2 0 $269,226 38% 5 63%
9 Rogelio Miranda 131 13 8 15 $215,690 10% 36 27%
10 Alan Garcia 81 9 9 9 $207,592 11% 27 33%
11 Alex Achard 69 5 7 7 $161,468 7% 19 28%
12 Samuel E. Bermudez 77 13 6 10 $154,076 17% 29 38%
13 Abel Lezcano 70 7 13 3 $140,466 10% 23 33%
14 Julie Burke 70 5 9 5 $136,553 7% 19 27%
15 Javier Padron-Barcenas 77 6 4 8 $132,531 8% 18 23%
16 Leandro D. Goncalves 119 9 5 5 $132,004 8% 19 16%
17 Luan Machado 86 4 4 10 $131,530 5% 18 21%
18 Heriberto Figueroa 54 6 5 11 $128,638 11% 22 41%
19 Angel Serpa 79 6 5 7 $92,717 8% 18 23%
20 Gabriel Lagunes 82 6 8 8 $92,462 7% 22 27%