|2019 Overall 379||379-137-143-186|
|Win % of Top Pick||36.15%|
|Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall||40.99%|
|2019 Top Pick in the Money –268 of 379||70.71%|
|Top Selection ITM / FG Nov-Mar 397-558||71.15%|
|Top Selection Win / FG Nov-Mar 210-558||37.63%|
|“Key Horses” @ FG Nov-Mar 120-50-24-15||41.67%|
|“Key Horses” in 2019 92-34-18-12||36.96%|
We had a pretty good day on Sunday, coming up with 4 winners on the 10-race card. In three other races, our #1 selection ran second. We had picks that returned $9.60, $21.40, $10.40, $7.60 and $10.80 for each $2 played across the board.
We now have just two weeks left in this meet at the Fair Grounds, which will conclude the weekend of March 24 with Louisiana Derby and the Fair Grounds Oaks. The racetrack will go to 5 days of racing per week, starting this Wednesday. Hoping to close with a nice rush.
Beschizza Inches Ahead in Race for FG Riding Title:
I was down in ole’ Dixie this weekend, watching my colt run on Saturday, and ran into British-born and bred Adam Beschizza in the paddock. Got to exchange some pleasantries and chat awhile. What a delightful guy.
Ready with a smile and a firm handshake. Ready to talk horses, or the weather. Whatever your pleasure. Ready to finish this meet up in style and then head to Kentucky.
When I asked him about winning the “Rider’s Title” at this current Fair Grounds meet, he shook his head and smiled broadly. “That would be something, wouldn’t it? Never thought that would be possible. It won’t be easy, though. James (Graham) has a lot of good horses and is doing a great job. That will be tough to come by.”
As of now, it boils down to a two-man race:
Graham is still on top in the category of “purses won,” but Beschizza has inched ahead in the number of races won, to date.
After Sunday’s races were done, Beschizza has 69 wins in 389 mounts. Graham, on the other hand, has 67 wins in 412 rides.
Two weeks to go. Two riders to clash.
May the best man win.
|4||Colby J. Hernandez||390||51||64||63||$1,542,400||13%||178||46%|
|5||Corey J. Lanerie||261||39||43||33||$1,510,241||15%||115||44%|
|14||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||92||16||16||13||$567,890||17%||45||49%|
|20||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||99||7||7||9||$304,230||7%||23||23%|
|23||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||79||5||5||14||$194,370||6%||24||30%|
|24||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||14||3||0||1||$185,860||21%||4||29%|