Ramon Dominguez

Ramon Dominguez

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Dominguez, Dutrow, Ramseys Win Belmont Titles

Reigning Eclipse champion rider posts 70 wins during 56-day meet for 17th NYRA crown.

Two-time reigning Eclipse champion jockey Ramon Dominguez won the Belmont Park spring/summer riding title for the fourth straight year, bringing home 70 winners during the 56-day meet that concluded July 15.

Dominguez, the leading rider on the New York Racing Association circuit this year, rode winners of more than $4.5 million during the meet and won seven stakes. Included were grade I victories aboard Tapitsfly in the Longines Just a Game Stakes and Desert Blanc in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap on Belmont Stakes day.

Javier Castellano finished second with 60 victories, followed by Jose Lezcano (43 wins) and Rosie Napravnik (35).

It was the 17th NYRA meet title for Dominguez, who next will try to attempt to earn a second Angel Cordero Jr. jockey title at Saratoga Race Course, which opens July 20. Dominguez, 35, took the riding title at the Spa in 2009.

Rick Dutrow Jr. was the leading trainer at the Belmont spring/summer meet, saddling 27 winners, with Christophe Clement finishing second with 22 victories. Ken and Sarah Ramsey were the leading owners with 11 wins.