Keyword: Leading jockeys

  • Gary Stevens

    Idaho Legislature to Honor Jockey Stevens

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a native of Caldwell, Idaho, will be honored by the Idaho legislature next Monday, Feb. 9. He will be accompanied to the ceremony by another Hall of Fame rider, Mike Smith.

  • John Velazquez, surpassed Jerry Bailey's season earnings mark.

    Velazquez Sets Jockey Season Earnings Mark

    Jockey John Velazquez attained the highest mark in yearly purses ever won by a North American-based jockey with his third-place finish aboard India in the $105,200 Valley Stream Stakes Sunday at Aqueduct. Through Nov. 20, last year's Eclipse Award-winning jockey has $23,355,830 in purse earnings.

  • Jerry Bailey, winning the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf aboard Perfect Sting, is in a race with Pat Day for leading rider honors.

    Jocks' Race to the Wire

    With a month to go in the 2000 racing season, less than $50,000 in purse earnings separates this year's top two jockeys, Pat Day and Jerry Bailey. According to Equibase figures through Sunday, Day's earnings total $17,395,963, followed closely by Bailey with $17,348,245. It is a long way back to Shane Sellers, in third with $14,639,828. With a paucity of big-purse races remaining, it is likely the riding race will go to the wire. Day also leads Bailey by number of wins -- 267 to 245 -- but Bailey has the better success rate as he has been successful with 27.3% of his 899 mounts this year, compared with Day's 22.1% win percentage from 1,209 rides. For complete standings, which can be sorted to show leaders by clicking on the desired column heading, go to <a href="http://racing.bloodhorse.com/leaders.asp?type=JOCKEYS">Top Jockeys</a>