Dominguez Wins Belmont Riding Title
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/28/2012 6:18:21 PM
Last Updated: 10/30/2012 3:22:00 PM
Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez continued his domination of New York Racing Association circuit as he added the 2012 Belmont Park fall meet to list of riding titles.
Dominguez, 35, rode 56 winners during the 37-day meet, which concluded Oct. 28. He has now won 19 individual titles on the circuit beginning with the 2007-08 inner track meet at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Javier Castellano was second with 39 winners, while Joel Rosario finished third having brought home 30 winners.
By taking the fifth race Oct. 28 with Corporate Culture, Chad Brown moved into a tie with David Jacobson as the meet's leading trainer, with each having saddled 21 winners. It was the second individual NYRA title for Brown, 33, who won the 2010 Aqueduct fall meet. Jacobson topped the standings for last year's Belmont fall meet as well as the 2011 Aqueduct spring stand and 2011-12 Aqueduct inner track meet.
Michael Dubb was the leading owner with 12 winners.
The NYRA circuit moves to Aqueduct Nov. 2. With the two-day simulcast for the Breeders' Cup from Santa Anita Park, first race post time there is 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 12:15 p.m. Nov. 3.
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