Above all Churchill Downs and Santa Anita return to highlight horse racing’s weekend. Both tracks feature the best horses, trainers, and jockeys in the country. Santa Anita will celebrate its comeback with two stakes races for horse racing odds. There will be plenty for gamblers to sort through on a busy two days with the ponies. In sum, a total of five tracks will offer full cards this weekend. Let’s now look over the action for this weekend!
Churchill Downs – Louisville, Kentucky – Saturday and Sunday
The famed home track of the Kentucky Derby resumes action with a total of 11 races on both Saturday and Sunday.
First in the jockey standings at the previous meet was Corey J. Lanerie. He has been the lead jockey at Churchill Downs a total of 11 times. Lanerie won over $2 million in earnings. In 196 starts he posted 34 wins, 29 seconds, and 38 thirds.
Another top rider to consider is Ricardo Santana, Jr. He finished third in the standings at the previous meet with over $1.6 million in earnings. Santana had 131 starts with 23 wins, 19 seconds, and 14 thirds.
Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, California – Saturday
Saturday is a big day at Santa Anita with a total of 10 races. Extending the offshore betting excitement are two $150,000 stakes races. Race six is the Echo Eddie Stakes. While the Evening Jewel Stakes will be run in the eighth race.
First among the jockey standings is Flavien Prat with over $2.4 million in earnings. Prat has 194 starts, with 45 wins, 37 seconds, and 34 thirds. Prat will ride Big Sweep in the Echo Eddie Stakes. Following that, Prat will be aboard Been Studying Her in the Evening Jewel Stakes.
Second in the jockey standings is Abel Cedillo with over $2.4 million for earnings. Cedillo has 262 starts, with 39 wins, 42 seconds, and 34 thirds. Cedillo is to be aboard Audace in the Echo Eddie Stakes. And in the Evening Jewel Stakes, he will ride Bulletproof One.
Next best in the jockey race is Joel Rosario with over $2.3 million in earnings. Rosario has 145 starts, with 36 wins, 33 seconds, and 23 thirds. Rosario is not scheduled to ride in either stakes race on Saturday.
Namely, Umberto Rispoli is fourth in the Santa Anita jockey standings. Rispoli has over $1.6 million in earnings. In 166 starts he has 36 wins, 26 seconds, and 24 thirds. Bettor Trip Nick will have Rispoli aboard in the Echo Eddie Stakes. Accordingly, in the Evening Jewel Stakes Rispoli will ride Bella Vita.
Gulfstream Park – Hallandale, Florida – Saturday
On Saturday Gulfstream Park will feature a total of 11 races on the card.
Luis Saez has been the top Gulfstream Park jockey with the Horse racing odds. Saez has won over $1 million in earnings. In 204 starts he has 432 wins, 34 seconds, and 28 thirds.
Remington Park – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Saturday
Saturday features 11 races on the Remington Park card.
On the whole few jockeys at any track have been as dominant at James A. Flores at Remington Park. Flores has $1.3 million in earnings. After that, he has 220 starts, with 56 wins, 31 seconds, and 28 thirds.
Tampa Bay Downs – Oldsmar, Florida – Saturday
In short, a total of nine races are on the Tampa Bay Downs card for Saturday.