For the second time in
five days, Ramon Dominguez won four races at Saratoga Race Course on Monday to
widen his lead in the jockey standings.
With 39 wins through the first four weeks of the meet, Dominguez holds
an 18-race lead over Javier Castellano and Jose Lezcano, who are tied for
second in the jockey standings with 21 wins apiece.
Dominguez, the two-time reigning Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding
Jockey, started the day with a win, taking race 1 with Buckeye Heart ($9.10).
Third in race 2 and without a mount in race 3, Dominguez piloted Synthesizer
($40.80) to an upset in race 4, then capped his own rolling double with a score
in race 5 aboard King David ($5.80).
The rider’s final win on the card came in race 8, a two-mile event,
aboard Ea ($4.70), who was part of a coupled entry. Dominguez was fourth in
race 6, seventh in race 7, and second in race 10.
Dominguez also won four races on Thursday, August 9. On July 22 he became
the second jockey in the history of Saratoga
to win six races on a single card, joining recent Hall of Fame inductee John
Dominguez seeks his second Angel Cordero, Jr. riding title, having
topped the Saratoga
jockey standings in 2009. Overall, he has won 17 Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park,
meet titles and has led the year-end NYRA jockey standings the past three
Todd Pletcher leads all trainers with 20 wins, with Chad Brown in
second with 14.
Racing resumes Wednesday at 1 p.m.