Last weekend, Dominican rider Joel Rosario topped the US rider statistics, surpassing Puerto Rican Irad Ortiz Jr., who had been in pole position since the start of the 2021 season.
With his Saturday afternoon win at Saratoga Racecourse over Nicks Go, in Whitney, which contained a million dollar bag, Rosario came in at $16,010,728, surpassing Ortiz, who produced 15,880, $308. .
Joel’s leadership takes an “extraordinary” frontier, when Ortiz’s 938 runs (232 wins) are compared to the Dominican’s 634 (129 wins). After the two leaders are riders Luis Saez $14,566.598, Flavian Pratt $13,421,007 and Irad’s brother, Jose Luis, whose mounts produced $13,123805.
To date, Joel Rosario has ridden in the United States about 17,166 copies, with 3,154 first places, 2,840 second places, and 2,587 third places.
He has won important races such as the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Dubai World Cup, many Breeders Cup and many classic races, as well as amassing 1,172 races in the Dominican Republic. He was awarded “Athlete of the Year” in 2009, an award given by the Association of Sports Historians of Santo Domingo (ACD)