When it comes to Horse Racing it may be impossible to match Del Mar for its beauty, elegance, setting, and quality of races. Not only does Del Mar offer world class horses, trainers, and jockeys but it also presents a perfect backdrop that no other track on Earth can match. Friday is the beginning of the summer meet at Del Mar. All told, six of the top tracks in North America have full racing cards to keep everyone busy!
Let’s now take a look at the highlights of this week’s schedule from tracks across North America!
Gulfstream Park – Hallandale, Florida – Wednesday and Friday
Gulfstream Park will feature 10 races on Wednesday with nine more races on Friday.
First place in the jockey standings at Gulfstream Park is Edgard J. Zavas with over $2 million in earnings. In 435 starts Zavas has a total of 70 wins, 70 second, and 51 third place finishes.
Second place jockey Emisael Jaramillo has over $1.8 million in earnings. In 397 starts he has 60 wins, 57 second, and 47 third place finishes.
Delaware Park – Wilmington, Delaware – Monday and Wednesday
Monday at Delaware Park features 10 races on the card. That is followed by 11 races on the card for Wednesday.
Trevor McCarthy is the lead jockey at Delaware Park with over $337,000 in earnings. He has 55 starts with 11 wins, 10 second, and five third place finishes.
Second place at Delaware is jockey Carol Cedeno with over $299,000 in earnings. Cedeno has 53 starts with 14 wins, three second, and 13 third place finishes.
Monmouth Park – Oceanport, New Jersey – Friday
Monmouth Park will offer 10 races on the card for Friday.
Paco Lopez is the first-place jockey at Monmouth with over $176,000 in earnings. He has 14 starts with five wins, three second, and two third place finishes.
Prairie Meadows - Altoona, Iowa -Monday and Friday
Monday features a total of 11 races on the Prairie Meadows card. Then on Friday is another 11-race card.
Glenn W. Corbett continues to lead the Prairie Meadows jockey standings with over $278,000 in earnings. In 43 starts he has 12 wins, five second and five third place finishes.
Second place Alex Birzer is right behind with over $251,000 in earnings. He has 12 wins, 11 second, and 12 third place finishes.
Belmont Park – Elmont, New York – Thursday and Friday
Belmont Park features nine races on the Thursday card headlined by the $75,000 Banrock. Friday has nine more races on the card topped by the $80,000 Gold Fever. A strong jockey roster powers the Belmont Park lineup.
Leading the jockey standings at Belmont Park is Irad Ortiz Jr. with over $2 million in earnings. In 108 starts he has 34 wins, 15 second, and 12 third place finishes.
Second place belongs to jockey Jose L. Ortiz with over $1.6 million in earnings. Ortiz has 136 starts with 27 wins, 25 second, and 21 third place finishes.
Third place in the jockey standings at Belmont is Javier Castellano with over $1.5 million in winnings. Castellano has 91 starts with 17 wins, 17 second, and 17 third place finishes.
Manuel Franco is in fourth place with over $1.4 million in earnings. Franco has 147 starts with 15 wins, 15 second, and 21 third place finishes.
Woodbine – Rexdale, Ontario, Thursday and Friday
Woodbine has a card of eight races set for Thursday. While Friday’s card at Woodbine features a total of nine races.
Del Mar- Del Mar, California – Friday
The Del Mar meet for this summer opens on Friday with 10 races on the card. The $100,000 Runhappy Stakes is the top race for Opening Day.
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