|Day Results||9 / 2-1-5|
|2020 Overall 1625||1625 / 574-554-704|
|Win % of Top Pick||35.32%|
|Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall||37.58%|
|2020 Top Pick in the Money –1,051-1,625||64.68%|
|Top Selection ITM / CD 98-156||62.82%|
|Top Selections Win / CD 53-156||33.97%|
|“Key Horses” @ CD 25-12-1-4||.48% Win / 68.00% ITM|
|“Key Horses” in 2020 222-81-45-31||36.49% Win / 70.72% ITM|
It was not the best of days at the big oval on Sunday. We managed to coax home two winners on the nine races and just a paltry exactas.
A blocked punt right into the midsection.
But we shall return. We will be back. Big week ahead.
Despite what some may say, it will be Thanksgiving on Thursday and there will be food on hand to eat; beverages to be drank; friendships to be renewed; and thanks to be given. And, we will do it with friends and family. Per always. In person.
Despite what some may do, it will be a week to celebrate, and, yes, congregate around a table of harvest. The gathering won’t be as large as usual, and the hugs will be more virtual than what we will like. We will distance. We will wear masks. We will wash our hands. We will be cautious and careful. It makes sense. And, we will do it. But we will come together, still the same. Because that is what we do.
Despite what some may order, we will comply with common sense and we will do what all great Americans have done since the Pilgrims met their Native American friends for the first time at a table filled with both food and hope. We will come together. And, we will smile on one another.
I hope that you and your family will have a time to celebrate in the way that you choose to do so. For some, our way of doing business works. For some, it does not. But in this country and in these times, we will always do what we think is best and do our best. Freedom of choice is what has always made America and Americans great.
We recognize the health issues that many around the globe have suffered with and through. We are dedicated soldiers to the cause of eradicating this awful plight on both society and person. We will do our part and we will do our precaution. Yet, we will continue to live — not climbing under the bed with a blanket of fright over our heads.
What makes practical sense, we will do.
What government orders — based on pure opinion and conjecture — will be not be tolerated. We will not be bullied. We and our businesses will do what it takes to be both safe and survive.
So, in this week of celebration, I hope you and yours can celebrate. In the way that you feel most comfortable and safe. We will do likewise. And, we shall meet again on the other side.
Churchill Downs’ Jockey Standings:
|1||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||99||25||18||6||$1,259,570||25%||49||49%|
|4||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||73||12||8||13||$671,061||16%||33||45%|
|9||Julien R. Leparoux||56||6||7||11||$446,903||11%||24||43%|
|10||Corey J. Lanerie||84||12||8||6||$424,592||14%||26||31%|
|15||Colby J. Hernandez||27||1||3||3||$116,985||4%||7||26%|
|18||Jon Kenton Court||34||3||3||3||$106,495||9%||9||26%|
(Stats compiled by Equibase)
Churchill Downs’ Trainer Standings:
|1||Steven M. Asmussen||67||—||15||13||6||$811,961||22%||51%||—|
|2||Michael J. Maker||54||—||18||9||3||$710,540||33%||56%||—|
|3||Ian R. Wilkes||49||—||6||6||12||$447,529||12%||49%||—|
|4||Brad H. Cox||41||—||7||8||5||$442,600||17%||49%||—|
|5||Kenneth G. McPeek||33||—||6||0||8||$327,251||18%||42%||—|
|7||Dale L. Romans||29||—||6||5||1||$267,610||21%||41%||—|
|9||Brendan P. Walsh||20||—||4||4||3||$231,832||20%||55%||—|
|10||Wesley A. Ward||10||—||5||0||2||$231,094||50%||70%||—|
|11||Philip A. Bauer||12||—||2||5||3||$205,075||17%||83%||—|
|12||George R. Arnold, II||16||—||4||1||2||$174,846||25%||44%||—|
|13||Thomas M. Amoss||21||—||3||2||2||$165,195||14%||33%||—|
|14||Wayne M. Catalano||16||—||2||4||2||$144,504||13%||50%||—|
|15||W. Bret Calhoun||14||—||2||6||2||$135,283||14%||71%||—|
|16||William I. Mott||15||—||2||0||2||$135,158||13%||27%||—|
|17||Paul J. McGee||16||—||3||3||1||$132,914||19%||44%||—|
|19||J. Larry Jones||15||—||2||2||1||$131,697||13%||33%||—|
|20||Gregory D. Foley||20||—||4||5||2||$131,643||20%||55%||—|