(Gene McLean and jockey John McKee) 

So far this meet, the top 56 riders at this Winter / Spring meet at Turfway Park have combined to win 210 races.

Of that group, the top 3 — Albin Jimenez, Gerardo Corrales, and apprentice Joseph Ramos — have combined to win 74 of them.

That amounts to 35.24% of the races are being won by the top 3 riders.

That truly amounts to domination.

After Saturday’s races were done, Jimenez — the perennial champ over the Turfway Park all-weather surface — has managed to win 31 races in 144 mounts. That gives him an 8-wide edge for Corrales, who has 23 wins in just 92 rides so far. Just 3 wins off that pace and in third is Ramos, who has 20 wins in 121 mounts.

Those are “Wow” numbers, to be sure. But the stats get a little more telling when you look at the next two riders in the  standings, too.

The next closest rider in the standings?

John McKee — who has made 13 trips to the winner’s circle in 123 rides so far. He’s just a win ahead of Sonny Leon, who has 12 wins.

If you add up the wins of the Top 3 with those of McKee and Leon?

Well, the Top 5 riders have won nearly 50% of the races this meet (47.14%).

Now, that’s pretty telling when it comes to handicapping, too.

When you get down to it, one of the top 5 has to be really considered when you are placing the money.

Here’s a look at the Top 25 riders this meet:

1 Albin Jimenez 144 31 16 10 $588,115 22% 57 40%
2 Gerardo Corrales 92 23 20 13 $467,958 25% 56 61%
3 Joseph D. Ramos 121 20 12 22 $353,924 17% 54 45%
4 Malcolm Franklin 56 8 9 5 $263,524 14% 22 39%
5 Sonny Leon 121 12 15 13 $253,684 10% 40 33%
6 John McKee 123 13 13 20 $227,814 11% 46 37%
7 Rodney A. Prescott 104 8 13 14 $199,687 8% 35 34%
8 Alan Garcia 69 8 8 8 $168,909 12% 24 35%
9 Alex Achard 54 5 4 6 $133,027 9% 15 28%
10 Abel Lezcano 48 8 8 2 $131,375 17% 18 38%
11 Luan Machado 73 4 4 8 $125,861 5% 16 22%
12 Javier Padron-Barcenas 64 5 2 8 $111,125 8% 15 23%
13 Rogelio Miranda 86 6 6 9 $106,433 7% 21 24%
14 Leandro D. Goncalves 88 6 5 4 $98,953 7% 15 17%
15 Angel Serpa 73 5 5 7 $84,290 7% 17 23%
16 Rafael Manuel Hernandez 47 4 5 4 $74,758 9% 13 28%
17 Azael De Leon 42 6 7 2 $70,929 14% 15 36%
18 Gabriel Lagunes 52 5 6 4 $68,837 10% 15 29%
19 Julie Burke 41 2 6 2 $60,018 5% 10 24%
20 Samuel E. Bermudez 30 6 3 1 $56,376 20% 10 33%
21 Jose Riquelme 65 2 8 3 $41,976 3% 13 20%
22 Edgar Perez 26 4 1 2 $41,665 15% 7 27%
23 Eddie Zuniga 20 3 0 3 $29,863 15% 6 30%
24 Julio A. Garcia 2 1 0 0 $28,237 50% 1 50%
25 Virginia Tormey 53 1 3 6 $27,478 2% 10 19%

(Stats compiled by Equibase)