Ramon Dominguez and David Jacobson continued their
strong 2012 seasons by respectively winning the Aqueduct Racetrack fall
meet jockey and trainer titles.
Dominguez, who celebrated his 36th birthday by
capturing the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, Grade 1 Gazelle, and Grade 2 Remsen on
November 24 at Aqueduct, won 32 races
during the fall meet. The two-time defending Eclipse Award winner for
Outstanding Jockey finished with an eight-race advantage over
second-place rider Jose Ortiz despite missing the final two weeks of the
meet with a bruised foot. Cornelio Velasquez was third
with 22 wins.
Earlier in 2012, Dominguez took the Aqueduct inner track,
Belmont Park spring/summer, Saratoga Race Course, and
fall meet titles. He has already sewn up the top spot in NYRA’s jockey
standings for the fourth straight year and has garnered 20 NYRA meet
titles in his career.
Jacobson held off Rudy Rodriguez 19-18 to earn his fifth career
training title. The 58-year-old also took this year’s inner track title
and shared the
Belmont fall crown with Chad Brown. Todd Pletcher took third with 14 wins during the Aqueduct fall meet.
Drawing Away Stable, one of Jacobson’s clients, was the leading
owner with 11 victories. Michael Dubb (8 wins) was second and Repole
Stable (7) was third.
Racing moves to the inner track on Wednesday.