MATCH, in its fifth season, consists of 30 races in five divisions. Points are earned by each horse based upon order of finish. Purses for stakes in the series total $3 million, and owners and trainers compete for $510,000 in bonuses.
The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH) series and The Jockeys' Guild have announced that a $10,000 bonus will be awarded to the jockey with the most points in the series this year.Points will be awarded based on a horse's finish in each race: 10 points for first, eight for second, six for third, four for fourth, two for fifth, and one for sixth. Harry Vega currently heads the list with 24 points."This will be a spirited competition that will no doubt spark further interest in the series," said Alan Foreman, chief executive officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and creator of MATCH.