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%
2 Florent Geroux 87 20 13 10 $1,152,804 23% 43 49%
3 Tyler Gaffalione 107 32 18 9 $1,150,939 30% 59 55%
4 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 73 12 8 13 $671,061 16% 33 45%
5 Joseph Talamo 88 12 14 8 $661,551 14% 34 39%
6 Rafael Bejarano 79 9 16 20 $581,626 11% 45 57%
7 James Graham 73 13 11 8 $558,133 18% 32 44%
8 Gabriel Saez 67 8 12 9 $488,165 12% 29 43%
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%
11 Adam Beschizza 58 9 2 8 $343,452 16% 19 33%
12 Gerardo Corrales 34 6 4 5 $280,577 18% 15 44%
13 Chris Landeros 27 2 4 4 $184,965 7% 10 37%
14 Mitchell Murrill 36 3 8 7 $151,528 8% 18 50%
15 Colby J. Hernandez 27 1 3 3 $116,985 4% 7 26%
16 Shaun Bridgmohan 13 3 0 4 $110,807 23% 7 54%
17 Edgar Morales 33 1 3 3 $109,616 3% 7 21%
18 Jon Kenton Court 34 3 3 3 $106,495 9% 9 26%
19 Declan Cannon 38 1 5 3 $104,339 3% 9 24%
20 Miguel Mena 33 2 5 4 $102,028 6% 11 33%

(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%
6 Eddie Kenneally 20 7 1 2 $280,800 35% 50%
7 Dale L. Romans 29 6 5 1 $267,610 21% 41%
8 Dallas Stewart 26 5 3 3 $243,585 19% 42%
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%
18 Michael Stidham 3 1 0 1 $132,425 33% 67%
19 J. Larry Jones 15 2 2 1 $131,697 13% 33%
20 Gregory D. Foley 20 4 5 2 $131,643 20% 55%