|2019 Overall 553||207-207-270|
|Win % of Top Pick||37.43%|
|Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall||42.44%|
|2019 Top Pick in the Money –387 of 551||70.24%|
|Top Selection ITM / KEE 54-81||66.67%|
|Top Selection Win / KEE 27-81||33.33%|
|“Key Horses” @ KEE 8-5-2-1||62.50%|
|“Key Horses” in 2019 115-47-22-13||40.87%|
|Upset Special of the Day/ KEE 11-2-0-2||18.18%|
Another cold, rainy day of weather and a bit chilly at the windows, as well. But we will be back on Wednesday, and we will have the last week of this April meet to put a ribbon on things. We wait all Winter long for the coming of Spring and the arrival of the brilliantly festive and beautiful meet at Keeneland. And, it lasts so short. So very short.
But we will take full advantage of the final week and enjoy it to the maximum.
(Jockey Javier Castellano continues to hold onto the lead in the race for Keeneland’s Jockey Championship / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)
Castellano Headlines the Jockey Standings at Keeneland:
After Sunday’s racing was all said and done, and in the record books, as well, Javier Castellano continues to have a Hall of Fame meet. He still leads all riders in nearly every category, including the number of wins and in purses earned so far this meet.
After just 33 rides this meet, Castellano has a stellar riding resume here this meet of 14 wins, 7 seconds and 4 thirds. His horses have won .42% of the time, and have hit the board on .76% of the races he has appeared.
More importantly and impressively, his horses have earned nearly $2 million in purses won.
The second leading rider is tied between Florent Geroux and Joel Rosario, who both have 12 wins, while both Tyler Gaffalione and Luis Saez have made a side trip to the winner’s circle 11 times.
Here’s a look at the Top 20 riders here this meet:
|4||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||66||9||8||10||$707,996||14%||27||41%|
|6||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||32||4||8||5||$663,262||13%||17||53%|
|9||John R. Velazquez||37||9||7||7||$537,623||24%||23||62%|
|10||Julien R. Leparoux||62||8||7||10||$532,377||13%||25||40%|
|11||Jose L. Ortiz||39||6||8||5||$466,576||15%||19||49%|
|14||Corey J. Lanerie||61||3||6||10||$241,482||5%||19||31%|
(Stats Courtesy of Equibase)