Hall of Fame jockey
John Velazquez entered Saturday’s card five wins behind Jerry Bailey on the all-time win list at Saratoga Race Course.
Velazquez, 41, named to ride in 10 of the 11 races on the second
day of the race meet, began the day with 688 wins from 4,168 mounts.
Bailey, who retired in 2006, finished
his career with 693 victories.
Velazquez’s agent, Angel Cordero, called the “King of Saratoga,” ranks third with 649 career victories at the Spa.
Among his mounts Saturday, Velazquez is scheduled to ride Unlimited Budget, the 2-1 second choice on the morning line, in the 97th
running of the Grade 1,
$300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks. He had three wins on the
opening-day card and is scheduled to ride eight horses on Sunday.