Julien Leparoux, the 2009 Eclipse Award winner as America’s top
jockey who has dominated the standings the past four years at Churchill
Downs, will be a busy man next weekend with mounts in 12 of the 14
Breeders’ Cup races.
Winner of the 2009 Eclipse Award, Leparoux also earned the Bill
Shoemaker Award at Santa Anita last year as top rider in the Breeders’
Cup with three victories. Leparoux has won five Breeders’ Cup races
overall, beginning with Nownownow in the Juvenile Turf in 2007 at Monmouth Park.
Leparoux, who has won or shared six riding titles at Churchill Downs since 2006, will partner Informed Decision in the Sentient Jet Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) in her bid to become the first repeat winner of the race.