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  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 4 days ago
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  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 5 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 8 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 10 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 11 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 11 days ago

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9.75
Javier J. Castellano 2004 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)-Ghostzapper
2006 Preakness Stakes (G1)-Bernardini
2015 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1)-Liam's Map
sharp13  One of the best jockeys of all time. Deserves a rating of at least 9.75
2
9.54
Mike E. Smith 2005 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Giacomo
2011 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)-Drosselmeyer
2009 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)-Zenyatta
Ruffianlover  One of the reasons for songbird's success aside from her incredible talent- is her hall of fame jockey on her back. He lets her run her race. She has ... more
3
9.53
Victor Espinoza 2015 Kentucky Derby (G1)-American Pharoah
2014 Kentucky Derby (G1)-California Chrome
2002 Kentucky Derby (G1)-War Emblem
Ruffianlover  Heck of a two years Victor is having. Back to back best horses in America.
4
9.40
Gary L. Stevens 1997 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Silver Charm
1995 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Thunder Gulch
1988 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Winning Colors
tmallios  As a follow up to my earlier post on Stevens. I watched him ride Effinex in the Foster,and the Makers filly in the Turf Race. I am now convinced that ... more
5
9.33
Yutaka Take 2016 Prix d'Ispahan (G1)-A Shin Hikari
2016 Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1)-Kitasan Black
2015 Hong Kong Cup (G1)-A Shin Hikari
6
9.31
John R. Velazquez 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Animal Kingdom
2012 Belmont Stakes (G1)-Union Rags
2007 Belmont Stakes (G1)-Rags To Riches
tmallios  Let me preface the rest of this post, J.R. is maybe 1 of the top 3 riders in America. That being said, i was very critical of the ride he gave Tonalis... more
7
9.25
Deshawn L. Parker 2015 Governor's Cup Stakes (LS)-Texas Chrome
2015 Gold Rush Futurity (LS)-Texas Chrome
2015 TTA Sales Futurity (LS)-Texas Chrome
blkmoney12  Would like too give a shout out too deshawn parker on winning his 4700th career race last week and winning 14 mounts at sam Houston race coarse last w... more
8
9.19
Kent J. Desormeaux 2008 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Big Brown
2000 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Fusaichi Pegasus
1998 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Real Quiet
tmallios  No secret that Kent has been fighting this uphill battle for the longest time. As 2 all- time greats before him, Patrick Valaenzuela and Chris Antley.... more
9
9.13
Rafael Bejarano 2014 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1)-Goldencents
2013 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1)-Goldencents
2007 Breeders Cup Distaff (G1)-Ginger Punch
DevineBULLS***  Horrible Jockey, when you do not listen to the trainer on how to ride the horse and do what you want you are going to gain a bad reputation. Too bad b... more
10
9.11
Edgar S. Prado 2006 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Barbaro
2004 Belmont Stakes (G1)-Birdstone
2002 Belmont Stakes (G1)-Sarava
https://www.facebook.com/john.  The last 3-5 years have been rough for Edgar as far as getting those "big" mounts. I get sad when on days like the Breeders Cup and Kentucly Derby I s... more
11
9.05
Joel Rosario 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Orb
2014 Belmont Stakes (G1)-Tonalist
2015 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)-Wavell Avenue
sully  When were you planning on riding Frosted???After the wire?
12
9.01
Shaun X. Bridgmohan 2014 Ashland (G1)-Room Service
2011 Donn Handicap (G1)-Giant Oak
2010 Clark Handicap (G1)-Giant Oak
cary.springers  Good joc
13
8.86
William T. Buick 2016 Prix Jacques le Marois (G1)-Ribchester
2016 Coral-Eclipse (G1)-Hawkbill
2016 Jebel Hatta (G1)-Tryster
14
8.80
Irad Ortiz, Jr. 2016 Belmont Stakes (G1)-Creator
2015 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1)-Stephanie's Kitten
2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf (G1)-Lady Eli
sheillagh  I have been watching you race at Saratoga this past summer. You are a talented, gifted competitive jockey! It's exciting to watch you race!
15
8.76
Jose L. Ortiz 2016 Hopeful (G1)-Practical Joke
2016 Mother Goose (G1)-Off the Tracks
2015 Carter Handicap (G1)-Dads Caps
sully  Congrats to this guy...1K wins
16
8.71
Donnie Meche 2002 Arkansas Derby (G2)-Private Emblem
2001 Louisiana Derby (G2)-Fifty Stars
2005 Silverbulletday (G3)-Summerly
MichaelPete  Making a comeback, riding at Louisiana Downs then off to next years Fair Grounds meet!! Let's Get Em D!!!
17
8.70
Shane J. Sellers 1998 Breeders Cup Turf (G1)-Buck's Boy
1997 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)-Countess Diana
2004 Blue Grass Stakes (G1)-The Cliff's Edge
sosotricksy  So I know I am a glutton for punishment, but seeing as Go For Wand was mentioned and I was gunned down for mentioning the Animal planet series - I tho... more
18
8.67
Florent Geroux 2014 Breeders Cup Sprint (G1)-Work All Week
2015 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint (G1)-Mongolian Saturday
2015 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf (G1)-Catch a Glimpse
Plosives  Think he can take all the big races at Arlington today? He's doing a good job so far.
19
8.56
Javier Matias 2016 Seattle Slew Handicap (LS)-Barkley
2016 Coca-Cola Handicap (LS)-Barkley
2016 Auburn Handicap (LS)-Barkley
aldinho777  Great Jockey!
20
8.53
Maria Magdalena Rossak
21
8.49
Paco Lopez 2016 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)-Lukes Alley
2014 Woodward (G1)-Itsmyluckyday
2016 Inside Information (G2)-Stonetastic
John Karczewski  Around this time last I posted In praise of Paco Lopez. Now I have to question him a bit. Paco was known as an aggressive rider and that was a knock o... more
22
8.49
Manuel Franco 2016 Commonwealth Derby (G2)-Deeply Undervalued
2016 True North (G2)-Joking
2016 Withers (G3)-Sunny Ridge
23
8.47
Jose Lezcano 2013 Breeders Cup Mile (G1)-Wise Dan
2015 Beldame (G1)-Wedding Toast
2015 Ogden Phipps Hcp. (G1)-Wedding Toast
sharp13  This guy's rating dropped like a rock in the past week!
24
8.44
Stewart Elliott 2004 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Smarty Jones
2004 Preakness Stakes (G1)-Smarty Jones
2005 Acorn (G1)-Round Pond
mdracing69  Agent Nelson Arroyo reports that Stewart Elliott will begin riding regularly at Santa Anita the week of Jan. 21. “He’s recently in from Keeneland and ... more
25
8.31
Mario Gutierrez 2016 Kentucky Derby (G1)-Nyquist
2012 Kentucky Derby (G1)-I'll Have Another
2012 Preakness Stakes (G1)-I'll Have Another
travel_vic  Excellent article by ex-jockey Tommy Wolski in the Vancouver Province reviewing his British Columbia roots and his favorite lady he met there. http://... more
26
8.28
Julien R. Leparoux 2015 Breeders Cup Mile (G1)-Tepin
2009 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1)-Furthest Land
2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)-She Be Wild
GPCMISSESTURULLURE  You are the friggin' man Julien!!!!!!!
27
8.27
Channing Hill 2008 Forego Hcp. (G1)-First Defence
2016 Wise Dan (G2)-Pleuven
2011 Distaff Handicap (G2)-Nicole H
28
8.27
Luis Saez 2016 Test (G1)-Paola Queen
2016 Blue Grass Stakes (G1)-Brody's Cause
2015 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1)-Grand Arch
Jbyrnes1  Per agent Richie DePass, "Luis Saez plans to return to riding on Oct.29th, opening day at Aqueduct, Saez wants to show heartfelt appreciation on behal... more
29
8.26
Robby J. Albarado 2007 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)-Curlin
2007 Preakness Stakes (G1)-Curlin
2011 Breeders Cup Mile (G1)-Court Vision
andthey'reoff  Got a signed pare of boots from him at Canterbury today.
30
8.15
Russell A. Baze 2010 Ancient Title (G1)-Smiling Tiger
2005 King's Bishop (G1)-Lost In The Fog
2010 San Francisco Mile (G2)-Bold Chieftain
buzzcat859  coming off his tamarando win he looked dead in the water at the 1/16 pole laid down started riding hard and got up by a head. announcer even said tha... more
31
8.15
Alex O. Solis 2003 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)-Pleasantly Perfect
1986 Preakness Stakes (G1)-Snow Chief
2003 Breeders Cup Turf (G1)-Johar
Jbyrnes1  Congratulations to Alex Solis, picks up career win 5,000 in the Blue Norther stakes at Santa Anita aboard Lutine Belle. Congrats Alex
32
8.14
Gavin Sheehan
33
8.12
Jacqueline A. Davis 2013 African Prince (LS)-Roode Dude
2016 New York Oaks (RS)-Super Allison
ll24kCratezll  Jackie Davis been riding great.
34
8.10
Quincy K. Welch 2007 British Columbia Oaks (C3)-Alpine Garden
AprilWelch  Good Job on the first Turf Win on July. 9th 2011
35
8.05
Aaron T. Gryder 2009 Dubai World Cup (G1)-Well Armed
2008 Goodwood Stakes (G1)-Well Armed
1992 Super Derby (G1)-Senor Tomas
mdracing69  Jockey Aaron Gryder tweeted that he received an unexpected bonus for his victory aboard Calidoscopio in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon. Gryder has been in... more
36
8.05
Jose L. Espinoza 2011 Manhattan Hcp. (G1)-Mission Approved
2013 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3)-Swift Warrior
2013 Sam F. Davis (G3)-Falling Sky
37
7.80
Luis Contreras 2014 Carter Handicap (G1)-Dads Caps
2015 Kennedy Road Stakes (G2)-Stacked Deck
2015 Canadian Stakes (G2)-Strut The Course
https://www.facebook.com/john.agnello.58  I think Luis is a frickin idiot to do what he did in the 8th @ Gulf. 30 days on the shelf is what he deserves and a punch in the mouth from Paco. What... more
38
7.80
David Cohen 2012 Travers Stakes (G1)-Golden Ticket
2011 Nashua (G2)-Vexor
2010 Vagrancy Hdcp. (G2)-Hour Glass
harry  where is David/?When will he be back???
39
7.78
Corey S. Nakatani 2012 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1)-Tapizar
2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)-My Miss Aurelia
2006 Breeders Cup Sprint (G1)-Thor's Echo
Jbyrnes1  Corey Nakatani officially diagnosed with a broken collarbone, will be out for 3-4 weeks and will not need surgery. According to DRF
40
7.73
Eric Cancel 2016 Soaring Softly (LS)-Lightstream
2016 New York Stallion Cupecoy's Joy (RS)-Louisville First
2016 Mike Lee (RS)-Bust Another
catmoon  I agree! He is a great rider now and I see more for him in 2016.
41
7.67
Vladimir Diaz 1999 Rare Treat (G3)-Carta De Amor
2010 Da Hoss (LS)-Baltimore Bob
42
7.67
Christophe Soumillon 2005 Breeders Cup Turf (G1)-Shirocco
2016 Irish Champion Stakes (G1)-Almanzor
2016 Prix Ganay (G1)-Dariyan
ILuvTurfRacing  Starting in the 2014 season, jokcey Christophe Soumillon will once again become the Aga Khan's top stable jockey replacing Christophe Lemaire, announc... more
43
7.67
Rosemary B. Homeister Jr. 2009 W L McKnight Handicap (G2)-Cloudy's Knight
2015 Fantasy (G3)-Include Betty
2010 Florida Oaks (G3)-Diva Delite
travel_vic  Can WOMEN be juniors? that is a new one really. Ever meet a gal called Junior? I never have.
44
7.52
Martin Garcia 2014 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)-Bayern
2010 Preakness Stakes (G1)-Lookin At Lucky
2013 Breeders Cup Sprint (G1)-Secret Circle
sully  this guy is turning into another bejarano. waiting on horses
45
7.48
William A. Antongeorgi III 2013 Golden Nugget (LS)-Broken Sword
mdracing69  William Antongeorgi is back riding full time in Southern California after a successful run in the Bay Area. “I’ll ride here for the summer and if thin... more
46
7.39
Flavien Prat 2016 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1)-The Pizza Man
2016 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1)-Lord Nelson
2016 Gamely Stakes (G1)-Illuminant
mdracing69  Flavien Prat, who suffered multiple injuries in a spill at Los Alamitos on Sept. 17, was a visitor at Clockers’ Corner Friday along with his agent, De... more
47
7.39
Eduardo E. Perez 2012 Pucker Up (G3)-Leading Astray
2011 Washington Park Hcp (G3)-Mister Marti Gras
2014 Isaac Murphy Hcp. (LS)-Fire Tricks
AudreyGustafson  hes the most wounderful jockey ever i have know
48
7.27
Cornelio H. Velasquez 2007 Breeders Cup Mile (G1)-Kip Deville
2007 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)-War Pass
2005 Breeders Cup Distaff (G1)-Pleasant Home
shores  Number 3000! Congratulations!!
49
7.27
Ricardo Santana, Jr. 2016 Arkansas Derby (G1)-Creator
2016 Fleur De Lis (G2)-Paid Up Subscriber
2015 Amsterdam (G2)-Holy Boss
50
7.27
Garrett K. Gomez 2010 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)-Blame
2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)-Beholder
2008 Breeders Cup Sprint (G1)-Midnight Lute
Jbyrnes1  Garrett Gomez has announced via Facebook that he has officially retired from horse racing. Gomez Stata that he has made this decision based on his fam... more
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