Kentucky Derby Notes - Belmont Spring Preview

Toby's Corner out of Derby

Wood Memorial S. (G1) winner TOBY'S CORNER (Bellamy Road) was ruled out of the Kentucky Derby (G1) Tuesday morning after sustaining an ill-timed setback.

The Graham Motion trainee completed his final serious work when negotiating six furlongs in 1:15 at Fair Hill on Sunday. He was reportedly showing signs of unsoundness in his left hind leg Monday and underwent diagnostic tests by Dr. Dean Richardson at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania, which did not pinpoint an injury.

"We spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to handle it and what we were dealing with," Motion said Tuesday. "We were within a 24-hour window of making a decision of whether he would to ship today or not. Obviously, time was of the essence to rule out whether we were dealing with a minor foot abscess or a significant injury.

"When we really couldn't get to the bottom of what it was because there was nothing clinical or nothing obvious, at that point I spoke with Dean, who was actually in surgery, I asked if he would be able have a look at him and/or get him into a bone scan because I couldn't see how else we were going to get to the bottom of what we were dealing with.

"(Assistant trainer) Adrian (Rolls) went and met with Dean the first thing this morning, at 6 (a.m. [EDT]), to see if there was any improvement, to see if there is any change. Adrian and I spoke and we spoke with Dean at about 6:30 and felt that he was exactly the same as he had been the previous afternoon. At that point, I called (owner) Mrs. (Dianne) Cotter and told her that we were in trouble, basically.

"I had already spoken with Mrs. Cotter yesterday and told her what we were up to. "I've tried to think what to compare it to and I don't really know how to compare it. It completely takes the wind out of your sails. It's like getting a kick in the stomach. Everyone for weeks has been saying, 'Are you excited? You'll be excited. You've got to enjoy it.' But it's so hard to enjoy it because you just know that things like this are around the corner.

"I think as trainer you become somewhat of a pessimist because you half expect something like this to happen. That's why it's hard to get too up for these events until you're there.
"Dean is spending more time with him this afternoon. I'll speak with him later on. Once he has a look at him, we'll get him back over to Fair Hill."

Toby's Corner gained fame not only for his Wood Memorial victory, but also for being the first horse to defeat champion Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) in that same race. Toby's Corner had the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner back in third that day, and earned his shot at the Kentucky Derby with his Wood Memorial score.

He had previously run third to Uncle Mo's stablemate and fellow Derby hopeful Stay Thirsty (Bernardini) in the Gotham S. (G3), and captured the Whirlaway S. in his stakes bow.
In his absence, Lexington S. (G3) winner DERBY KITTEN (Kitten's Joy) now moves up into the 20th spot on the graded earnings list and earns a Derby berth.

Ramsey celebrates Derby Kitten's Derby berth

"Derby headquarters here!" exclaimed Ken Ramsey as he answered the phone minutes after finding out his Lexington S. (G3) winner DERBY KITTEN (Kitten's Joy) secured a spot in the Kentucky Derby 137 starting gate. Derby Kitten moved from No. 21 to No. 20 on the all-important graded stakes earnings list with the defection of Wood Memorial (G1) winner Toby's Corner (Bellamy Road).

The gregarious Kentucky owner could not contain his enthusiasm for making it back to his home state's signature event for the second year in a row.

"I'm absolutely ecstatic and I can't sit down," he said. "To have two sons of Kitten's Joy in the Kentucky Derby two years in a row after Dean's Kitten last year, that's just fantastic. That's enormous for my stallion Kitten's Joy, who stands on my farm." For Derby Kitten, the name says it all for Ramsey.

"I've got hundreds of horses with Kitten in their name," he said. "Former (Kentucky) governor Brereton Jones told me that if you're going to breed horses to your own stallion, use the stallion's name so people remember who he is. Kitten's Joy is making quite a name for himself.

"I'll tell you this much, of all the trainers in this year's Kentucky Derby, Mike Maker has the two most appropriately named horses of them all, TWINSPIRED (Harlan's Holiday) and Derby Kitten," Ramsey said. "Are you kidding me? It doesn't get better than that. All you need is something with 'rose' in it and then you've got it all."

Derby Kitten is a full-brother to William's Kitten, a promising two-year-old of 2009 who was sidetracked by injury en route to last year's Kentucky Derby. Ramsey said Derby Kitten got his name because they thought he could follow in William's Kitten's footsteps as a big-time prospect.

Ramsey is widely known as a big bettor in Kentucky and is not shy about going to the windows. He joked about a recent story he read surrounding the owner of UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie).

"I heard Mike Repole was going to bet enough to make Uncle Mo the Derby favorite," Ramsey said. "That's good news for us; for every million he puts on Uncle Mo, that makes Derby Kitten 40-1 instead of 30-1. And I'm doing a rain dance. My horse loves the soup and slop."

When asked if Ramsey had planned to wage a personal wagering war to make Derby Kitten the favorite, he laughed and said, "I read somewhere in the paper that Mike Repole sold Vitamin Water for $3.2 billion. I'll just say that for every million I've got, he's got a billion. That being said I'll let him have the honor of being the Derby favorite this time!"

Both Twinspired and Derby Kitten galloped a mile and a quarter over the sloppy track at Trackside Training Center Tuesday morning. The duo then vanned across town at approximately 11 a.m. to bed down at Barn 41, where they will complete their Derby preparations. Neither horse has previously been stabled at Churchill Downs, Maker said.

Archarcharch credited with half-mile move

Arkansas Derby (G1) winner ARCHARCHARCH (Arch), training in company with stablemate Supreme Ruler (Don't Get Mad), was given a half-mile work in :52 over a sloppy track on a cold and rainy Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs under jockey Jon Court.

"It was not really a work," trainer Jinks Fires said. "They were just doing a two-minute lick around there to make them competitive, but they went a little faster than I wanted to. Archarcharch will go by himself tomorrow."

Owners Robert and Val Yagos were on hand for the morning activity after driving to Louisville on Monday from Jacksonville, Arkansas. The couple has had horses with Fires for nearly 20 years.

Archarcharch was a $60,000 sales purchase as a yearling at Keeneland. "When we bought him we thought: 'Wouldn't it be fun to buy a horse for $60,000 and go to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with him,' " Val Yagos said. The couple turned down offers to sell the colt in which Val became a part owner for $10.

"After we decided not to sell, we decided it would be better to have two of us making the decisions," Bob Yagos said. "We thought about selling, but we didn't buy him with the intent to sell."

Yagos has run an auto salvage business for 28 years, but Fires had to question the owner's business acumen regarding Archarcharch.

"I told Bob that I didn't think he was a very good businessman," Fires said with a laugh.

Although some of his help thought DIALED IN (Mineshaft) should have stayed under the shedrow, trainer Nick Zito 'had a feeling' that it would be better if the Florida Derby (G1) winner went to the track.

Exercise rider Carlos Correa, whom Zito said voted against taking Dialed In to the track, was aboard for a twice-around gallop over the sloppy track at 7 a.m. (EDT). The morning exercise turn out to be of benefit if the track should be wet for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, considering the colt has had such limited experience on wet tracks.

"He's never trained on it until (Monday). It was the first time he trained on it. In Florida, it was dry and if it rained at Palm Meadows, for some reason it rained at night or the morning after we trained. I think the track was sloppy one day, but he was out already," Zito said.
Dialed In had the opportunity to make his second lifetime start and first race around two turns in the slop, but Zito scratched his colt from an allowance race at Gulfstream Park on January 21.
"It was a mile and an eighth and it was a monsoon that day," said Zito, whose colt made his second lifetime start in the Holy Bull S. (G3) at Gulfstream on January 30, when he closed from last to win by 1 1/2 lengths. "That's why we're here probably -- that scratch."

Dialed In gave his trainer no indication that he wouldn't handle a sloppy track in the Derby, but the Hall of Famer admitted that the prospect of rain on Saturday is a concern.

"He looked good. Yesterday, he looked good twice around. I'd rather not see it sloppy, but once again, you can't tell God, 'Don't let it rain,' and you can't put a dome on the track. Who knows? We'll see what happens -- that's the way fate is," Zito said.

"Carlos Correa, who gets on him and has been with me a long, long time, said, 'Nick, he can handle it.' I hope Carlos is right. (Mineshaft's trainer) Neil Howard told me Mineshaft liked it, so I was happy about that."

Repole Stable's Derby duo had a quiet morning at Barn 34, avoiding the day's rain, chill and soggy racetrack to merely walk the shedrow four days out from their double-barreled attack on the glory of the Run for the Roses.

UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), the two-year-old champion colt of 2010, and STAY THIRSTY (Bernardini), the hero of this year's Gotham S. (G3), will be separate betting interests in Kentucky Derby 137 with regular rider John Velazquez assigned once again to the former and Ramon Dominguez set to handle the latter.

Trainer Todd Pletcher rolled with the weather punches Tuesday morning during a week that many of the veteran Derby observers at Churchill Downs are calling as nasty weather-wise as can be remembered.

"It's OK," Pletcher said. "They needed a walk day anyway. We'll go back to the track and train tomorrow. We'll gallop and stand in the gate then; the usual stuff."

The trainer provided shelter for a wet and chilly crew of media types in his barn office and answered questions concerning his Derby pair. One of them centered on the possibility that Uncle Mo might not be up to running the distance of the 10-furlong Derby.

"I don't agree with that," the conditioner said. "I think he'll handle it. Watching him train all along; watching him run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile ([G1] which he won by more than four lengths); watching Johnny (Velazquez) have to reach up and grab him that day at the six-furlong (pole) following the race in order to get him to stop -- all those things tell me he's going to be OK with the distance. I still believe he's the best horse. I have always believed that."

Louisiana Derby (G2) winner PANTS ON FIRE (Jump Start) took one clockwise lap around the Churchill Downs oval during the Derby-Oaks training session with regular exercise rider Juan Pizarro up in his first visit back to the track following Sunday's half-mile breeze in :47 4/5.

"We took it easy with him today," trainer Kelly Breen said. "Just went the wrong way with him, let him be happy, gallop a little bit, jog a little bit. Not a whole lot of training today, but we're going to start cranking him up, build his blood pressure up a little bit and get him wound up.

"He has to be, for me, on the pace, and I'm going to start cranking him up, start tightening the screws, start getting him a little wild.

"He seemed to come out of the work great, he's acting great. His head's in the feed tub and he looks good."

Asked how he would go about tightening those screws, Breen explained that each day's training regimen would be adjusted on the fly, per the colt's needs.

"I'll put my own twist on it," he said. "It varies from day to day depending on what I see in him. If he's going out to the track and he's a little bit too laid back, I'll do one thing; if he's pumped up, I don't want him to get too pumped up. There's nothing that I can tell you I'll be doing Thursday when it's only Tuesday or what I'm going to do Friday or on race day."

A major factor in everyone's preparations this week has been the weather. Although there is a good chance the constant rain will subside for the next few days, the prospect of precipitation jumps again on Saturday. If Derby Day turns out to be rainy, there is at least one guy who won't mind.

"He moves up on an off track," Breen said. "He broke his maiden by seven on an off track at Delaware Park. He breezed in it two days ago and breezed well. He's gotten over the sloppy track at all different tracks and he likes it."

Breen has been to the Derby before -- he saddled two starters in 2009, Westside Bernie (ninth) and Atomic Rain (16th) -- and is happy to be going through it all again.

"Once you've been there all you want to do is get back," he said. "The walk over is like a highlight of my career. To be able to say you were in the Kentucky Derby is one thing, but the walk over -- to have this building, six stories high and people are watching you from every balcony -- it's the pinnacle of horse racing. If you don't get excited when you're walking your horse over for the Kentucky Derby there's something wrong with you."

Master of Hounds, Comma to the Top arrive at Churchill

MASTER OF HOUNDS (Kingmambo) traveled from Ireland on Tuesday and completed his journey for Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1) at 9:35 a.m. (EDT) when the Sallee Van arrived outside the quarantine section of Barn 45 at Churchill Downs.

T.J. Comerford, traveling head lad for trainer Aidan O'Brien, supervised the shipping of the colt. O'Brien is scheduled to travel Friday and will be at Churchill Downs to saddle the colt for the Kentucky Derby.

Comerford said the trip was perfect. "It couldn't have been any better," he said.

The journey began with a 90-minute drive from O'Brien's Ballydoyle training center to Shannon International Airport. The colt was loaded on a freight plane for a direct flight to Chicago. Master of Hounds and his traveling party changed planes for a direct flight to Louisville International Airport. He was the only horse on either flight.

"It was very quick, the quickest that we've traveled over here," Comerford said. "He traveled great, 100 percent."

Master of Hounds finished second in the U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2) on March 26 in his only start of 2011. Last fall he visited Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup, where he finished sixth in the Juvenile Turf (G2).

The colt cannot go to the track until he clears the quarantine period. Comerford said that O'Brien will give him instructions on what do with Master of Hounds when he goes to the track on Thursday and Friday. Exercise rider Pat Lillis will be aboard.

"He did his last piece of work before he came here," Comerford said. "Now he will do some very light canters here before he runs.

"All his work is done. He's run in Dubai and will improve from the run that he had. He's coming here with a good chance. We think he has, anyway."

The Southern California-based gelding COMMA TO THE TOP (Bwana Charlie) was airborne Tuesday morning, jetting across the country after boarding a Tex Sutton flight from Ontario Airport just east of Los Angeles around 4 a.m. (PDT) that arrived in Louisville just before noon (EDT). With him on the flight were several other California stakes runners, including Zazu (Tapit), who has a date in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Comma to the Top arrived at Churchill Downs at 1 p.m. and is housed in Barn 42, Stall 16. Trainer Peter Miller, who'll be saddling his first Kentucky Derby starter, has veteran Patrick Valenzuela named aboard the Florida-bred. Miller was in Kentucky Tuesday and was expected to join his horse at the track later in the day.

When Comma to the Top breaks from the gate Saturday, it will be the 14th start of his career, the most by any horse in Derby 137. The quick bay, who is quite likely to be among the forward elements in the expected 20-horse field, is the fourth-leading graded stakes money winner in the Derby lineup with $671,000 already in the bank.

By Brisnet.com

 

Belmont Spring Preview for 2011 - "The Chief" Leads the Way

By Fred Johnson

WOW - HOW ABOUT "THE GIANT KILLER?"
The enclosed chart of the leading trainers is very important for perceptive handicappers. It has always been true that certain trainers have a knack for distance, surface, etc. For instance readers here are very familiar with Nick Zito and his almost total disdain of and lack of success on grass. So, when you're breaking down a race, take a look at who gets it done under specific circumstances.

When working on the chart, it was almost a no brainer that Todd Pletcher would dominate total wins and to a lesser extent dirt success. The same for Gary Contessa who starts an incredible amount of horses, wins his share, but always has a bad percentage and loses major amounts of money. Beating the game is based on percentages not amounts.

How shocking was, after shaking out the numbers that the old master H. Allen Jerkens was the man to play at Belmont. Now we all know that he's one of the greatest trainers ever. In 1975 at age 45, he became at the time the youngest trainer ever elected to the Hall of Fame, two years after winning the Eclipse Award. For you youngsters who haven't a clue and you old-timers who can't remember, he's known as the "Giant Killer" because he beat Kelso three times and Secretariat twice.

Anyway, take a look. Jerkens had the best overall percentage at 38.7% wins. He was second best on dirt 37.5% and shockingly best on grass at 40% wins. Look at the chart, Jerkens was best in route races and second best in sprints.  He had a truly remarkable meet. I don't recall any trainer having such complete control of every facet of his game.

Jerkens is getting old and has had some health problems but he still knows how to get 'em ready and where to place them and he has a good solid loyal owner base. Last spring he hit the graded Westchester opening day with Cornelio Velasquez up at $56.50. It was an easy 2 ¼ length win. Cornelio followed up with $9.30, $16.80, $3.70, $14.20, $9.60, $6.20, $4.40, and $4.50 winners. Jose Lezcano chipped in with $6.10 and $7.60 wins while Johnny Valazquez won with an $11.50 winner. Jerkens winners average over $12.50. Three of the small prices were due to three, four and five horse fields, not Jerkens' responsibility. Yet he managed a very big flat bet profit, rare among trainers.

BILLY AND KIARAN WANT WEEDS

Notice that Contessa and Jacobson were under 10% on grass and were 14 and 20 percent better on dirt. The same is true for Zito, Asmussen, Barbara, Pletcher and Rodriguez. Only three of the top guns were superior on grass, Mott (always), McLaughlin and Dutrow had better grass numbers.

Note the sprint statistics, most trainers have better numbers going short, like Dutrow and John Terranova (huge 24% differential). Ex steeplechaser Barclay Tagg had the best success in route races compared to sprints (no wins) which is absolutely no surprise (18.4%).

We don't have space to list all trainers but there are some figures you should be aware of - George Weaver 1-17 on dirt, 7-43 on grass. Chad Brown 0-12 on dirt, 8-38 on grass. Gary Sciacca 0-18 on dirt, 5-53 on grass. Seth Benzel 1-12 on dirt, but 5-20 on grass. Sciacca hasn't had a good meet since Woodrow Wilson was in office. Seth Benzel, a Pletcher protégé, has flashed far superior figures on gass in recent meets. Note that Tom Albertrani who has good owners, popped 1 for 20 on grass, but was 6 of 39 on dirt.

Don't forget use the percentages in your favor. The figures don't lie and trainers normally follow similar patterns year after year and meet after meet. Good luck!

Finally...after a horrendous bitter New York winter and some remarkably awful racing, Belmont is opening. We most certainly welcome Spring - Summer racing after trying to beat the races run on the windswept Big A course near Jamaica Bay with three and four-horse fields, rate longshots and a plethora of odds-on favorites. Aqueduct, especially the inner track, is virtually impossible to beat. Take a look. Ramon Dominguez is a great jockey and wouldn't I love to be his agent. In a typical Big A field of seven horses, four have a shot and three are throwaways. You can bet that all four owners and trainers who have a shot want Ramon. He has his choice. He's tough to bet against and just as difficult to wager on. As of mid-March on the inner track Dominguez had 268 starts and 140 of them went off as favorites...remarkable, over 50% of his starters were favorites and many were odds-on. His 83 overall wins averaged only $5.00 a pop...for a big loss. Todd Pletcher the leading trainer is in the same category. He's the leading trainer (easily), but averaged only $5.10 per winner and he also saddled more than 50% favorites compared to starters. He too showed a flat bet loss on a straight bet.

BUT BELMONT IS BETTER

Now you have a shot at making some money. Belmont racing is diversified. The good horses, trainers, and jockeys are in town as Keeneland, Gulfstream, Fair Grounds and Oaklawn are closed. And one of the most important things to remember is that in no way should Aqueduct performances dominate your thinking at Belmont. The massive Belmont track is the biggest in the country and biases (post positions, etc.) at the Queens track mean nothing here. Also the class of horses is far superior.

There's a heck of a lot more to this meeting than the Grade1, $1 million Belmont Stakes which will be held on Saturday June 11th. The track opens on Friday April 29th and runs to Sunday July 17th. The second half of the Belmont meeting serves as an appetizer for Saratoga which opens on July 22, so fields tend to be smaller as trainers point their horses to the Spa which will be in its 143rd season. Every owner wants a win at Saratoga. Saratoga will have 17 Grade 1 races. Belmont will have 41 stakes races with 29 of them graded. Now, that's racing! And the best part of Belmont racing which gives you a shot at making a profit is that they have two grass courses both of which are used extensively. Grass racing gives us big fields and big fields give us longshots and longshots give the clever handicapper a shot at making some money. You've got to love Belmont in the Spring, even though it's not nearly as good as it used to be with too many cheap horses and not enough horses to fill races.

LONGSHOTS ARE ON THE GRASS

Last year there were 544 races with 271 on dirt and 273 on grass. The cards had 304 sprints and 240 route affairs...a lot in this day and age of racing. In 2009 there were 607 total races with 224 on grass and 383 on dirt with 359 sprints and 248 routes (rain took off some grass affairs). The breakdown was similar in 2008. The point is, opportunities abound, but if you want longshots, go to price horses on the grass. Longshots (15-1 or higher) were not to plentiful on the dirt, possibly because the 2010 Monmouth meeting with their unusually high purses in an experiment, took away a lot of New York starters. The dirt fields at Belmont were not that filled. So, at least 80% of prices $30.00 or higher were in grass races, some surprisingly ridden by stalwarts Javier Castellano and one of my favorite riders, Jose Lezcano. Of course Johnny Velazquez and Ramon Dominguez are the top guns but you sure do get beat up on the mutual prices. Second tier guys like Jorge "Chop-Chop" Chavez, Cornelio Velasquez and to a lesser extent Jose Espinosa and Victor Santiago don't get a lot of great mounts but will ride through a brick wall to get a winner.

Belmont lost a couple of days due to hot weather and lost power, but when the dust settled, there were no surprises when the 2010 Spring meet ended. "Remarkable" Ramon Dominguez won his ninth straight NYRA riding title finishing with 73 winners. Todd Pletcher, who else, won the trainer's title with 25 winners for his 22nd NYRA meet training title. Both are obvious champions. Contessa saddled six on closing day in a vain attempt to catch Pletcher - all lost. The leading owner was Michael Dubb, easily the most charitable owner on the Belmont backstretch and well deserved.

Trainer statistics are featured deeper in the article but I'll touch on jockey numbers a little here as space in this month's magazine is limited. But remember stats don't always equal profit. They are simply a guide. Belmont 2010 jock numbers look like this. They are listed by total wins followed by percentages.

Ramon Dominguez

73

22.3%

Javier Castellano

50

19.9%

Cornelio Velasquez

45

16.8%

Jose Lezcano

41

22.8%

Rajiv Maragh

40

11.9%

John Velazquez

37

20.7%

David Cohen

33

14.2%

Edgar Prado

29

14.9%

Alan Garcia

27

17.4%

Jose Espinosa

19

11.0%

Kent Desormeaux

19

18.1%

Jorge Chavez

17

11.3%

Victor Santiago

17

9.2%

On the main track four riders were over 20% with J.V. 26.7%, Ramon 25.2%, Jose 23.2% and Alan Garcia 21.0%. On grass the money men were Jose Lezcano 22.4% and Javier Castellano 20.8% the only riders above the coveted 20% win total. Note that as always, John Velazquez's numbers on grass were much weaker than on dirt. J.V. was 14.6% on green and almost always overbet.

Sprinting title goes to "the man" Jose Lezcano at 25.3%, followed by Ramon 25, Alan Garcia 23.3, and John Velazquez 21.5.

Finally, going a distance, Javier Castellano laid over the field really easily with 26.9% with Lezcano second at 20.2%. Notably both are not normally overbet like Ramon and J.V....pay attention. Lezcano actually finished with a solid net profit on a flat bet.

TOUGH TO WIN FROM THE OUTSIDE

An examination of Belmont post positions, shows little differential from posts one to eight on the dirt course. However, nine and out proved to be a disadvantage and you'd better have a horse with a big edge or tactical speed if you bet from the outside. Over the past three spring sessions, sprints went 12 for 154 for a percentage of 7.8% from posts nine to twelve.

In route races, obviously the numbers were even worse. There were only 4 wins out of 62 starts for a paltry 6.5%. Bear in mind that these are dirt figures over three years.

OUTSIDE ON INNER A DISADVANTAGE

As noted previously there are two grass courses at Belmont and there is a difference. You don't want the outside when running on the Inner Turf Course. Posts 11 and 12 on the Inner went 0-11 in route races and 4 for 65 in sprint races the past three springs. Overall posts 9 to 12 went 13 of 245 (5.3%) on Inner sprints and 7 of 93 (7.5%) on Inner route races...very weak compared to the other posts.

On the Widener Course the outside posts were not as difficult with sprints doing fairly well at 21 of 154 for 13.6% wins. In the route affairs from posts 9-12, there were 27 wins in 275 starts for 9.8%. So, outside on the Widener is not as big a disadvantage as on the Inner turf course.

TOUGH COMPETITION AT BELMONT

There were a total of 255 trainers who started a horse at the 2010 meet and our accompanying chart lists the 19 leading trainers, who with nine or more winners. The difficulty in winning is obvious. There were 131 trainers who drew a blank, no wins, but most had a very few starts. The trainers with meaningful records are listed below. There were another 41 conditioners who won a single race and 23 who won only two races. The weakest are listed by percentage.

ZERO WINS

 

 

ONE-TWO WINS

 

Edward Lotruglio

0-33

 

Randi Persaud

2-66

H.J. Bond

0-27

 

Rodrigo Ubillo

1-32

Leo O'Brien

0-27

 

James Ferraro

1-30

Naipaul Chatterpaul

0-26

 

John Morrison

1-30

Heriberto Cedano

0-17

 

John Hertler

2-52

Pastor Mena II

0-16

 

Joseph Imperio

1-23

Patrick Quick

0-13

 

Edmund Pringle

1-22

Colum O'Brien

0-12

 

Richard Schosberg

2-44

Bob Dunham

0-11

 

Luis Alvarez

1-20

Cleveland Johnson

0-11

 

Paulino Ortiz

2-35

Bobbi Rossi

0-11

 

Joseph Aquilino

1-18

Richard DeMola

0-10

 

All listed had meaningful starts with less than 6%

 

Seven tied at 0-8

 

 

 

 

LEADING TRAINERS BELMONT SPRING 2010
(BASED ON 9 OR MORE OVERALL WINS)

TRAINER

STARTS/WINS/%

DIRT

GRASS

SPRINT

ROUTE

Todd Pletcher

70 / 25 / 35.7

50 / 20 / 40.0

20 / 5 / 25.0

35 / 13 / 37.1

35 / 12 / 34.3

Gary Contessa

129 / 21 / 16.3

64 / 15 / 23.4

65 / 6 /  9.2

87 / 15 / 17.2

42 /  6 / 14.3

Rudy Rodriguez

56 / 18 / 32.1

40 / 14 / 35.0

16 / 4 / 25.0

41 / 14 / 34.1

15 /  4 / 26.7

Richard Dutrow

68 / 16 / 23.5

35 /  7 / 20.0

33 / 9 / 27.3

37 / 12 / 32.4

31 /  4 / 12.9

William Mott

53 / 15 / 28.3

15 /  2 / 13.3.

38 / 13 / 34.2

18 /  5 / 27.8

35 / 10 / 28.6

David Jacobson

76 / 14 / 18.4

45 / 10 / 26.7

31 / 2 / 6.5

52 / 11 / 21.2

24 /  3 / 12.5

Christophe Clement  

80 / 13 / 16.2

10 /  2 / 20.0

70 / 11 / 15.7

20 /  4 / 20.0

60 /  9 / 15.0

Dominick Schettino

55 / 13 / 23.6

11 /  4 / 36.4

44 /  9 / 20.5

20 /  5 / 25.0

35 /  8 / 22.9

Steve Asmussen

40 / 13 / 32.5

25 /  9 / 36.0

15 /  4 / 26.7

25 /  8 / 32.0

15 /  5 / 33.3

Linda Rice

69 / 12 / 17.4

23 /  4 / 17.4

46 /   8 / 17.4

52 / 10 / 19.2

17 /  2 / 11.8

Nick Zito

48 / 12 /25.0

38 / 11 / 28.9

10 /  1 / 10.0

21 /  5 / 23.8

27 /  7 / 25.9

H. A. Jerkens

31 / 12 / 38.7

16 /  6 / 37.5

15 /  6 / 40.0

20 /  7 / 35.0

11 /  5 / 45.5

Kiaran McLaughlin  

50 / 11 / 22.0

25 /  3 / 12.0

25 /  8 / 32.0

28 /  8 / 28.6

22 /  3 / 13.6

Carlos Martin

52 / 11 / 21.2

14 /  4 / 25.0

36 /  7 / 19.4

29 /  7 / 24.1

23 /  4 / 17.4

John Terranova II

43 / 11 / 25.6

22 /  6 / 27.3

21 /  5 / 23.8

31 / 10 / 32.3

12 /  1 / 8.3

Barclay Tagg

62 /  9 / 14.5

15 /  2 / 13.3

47 /  7 / 14.9

13 / 00 / 00.0

49 /  9 / 18.4

Carl Domino

36 /  9 / 25.0

7 /  2 / 28.6

29 /  7 / 24.1

17 /  5 / 29.4

19 /  4 / 21.1

"Shug" McGaughey

39 /  9 / 23.1

18 /  4 / 22.2

21 /  5 / 23.8

12 /  2 / 16.7

27 /  7 / 25.9

Robert Barbara

37 /  9 / 24.3

16 /  5 / 31.2

21 /  4 / 19.0

24 / 6 / 25.0

13 /  3 / 23.1

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