David Cabrera’s Three Stakes Wins Lead To Jockey Of The Week Title

Remington Park’s leading jockey, David Cabrera, won three stakes at his home track to be voted Jockey of the Week for Dec. 14 through Dec. 20. The award, which is voted on by a panel of racing experts, is for jockeys who are members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 active riders in the United States as well as retired and permanently disabled jockeys.

Cabrera began his stakes triple during the Friday night card with trainer Kenny McPeek giving him a leg up on Jeweled Princess in the She’s All In Stakes at one mile and 70 yards. Jeweled Princess advanced off the final turn to win by a head over fast closing Istan Council.

“She was not intimidated at all coming up the rail,” said Cabrera.

Cabrera then had the mount on Dipping In for trainer H. Ray Ashford, Jr. in the Useeit Stakes for Oklahoma-breds. The 3-year-old filly stopped the timer in 1:40.69 over a fast track to win the one mile contest on the dirt by a length, giving Cabrera his third of four wins on the card.

Trainer Kenny McPeek again gave Cabrera a leg up in the Trapeze Stakes at one mile on the favorite, Oliviaofthedesert. Riding the 2-year-old filly for the first time, Cabrera broke 10th in the field of 10. At the top of the lane, she pushed through an opening on the rail to just get up for the win.

Then on Saturday, Cabrera rode Oklahoma two-time Horse of the Year Welder in an open-company allowance contest, tying the all-time mark for most wins at Remington Park with 15.

“This horse,” said Cabrera, regular rider of Welder, “you have to let him do what he wants to do. If you try something different, he doesn’t like it.”

Cabrera led all jockeys by number of stakes wins with weekly stats of 21-7-2-3 and $207,297 in purses.

The native of Mexico notched his 1,000th career win at Prairie Meadows in 2019. In addition to Remington Park, Cabrera rides regularly at Sam Houston Race Park, Lone Star Park, Prairie Meadows and Will Rogers.

Cabrera out-polled Eric Cancel who was leading jockey by purse earnings, Tyler Gaffalione who won the Grade III Mr. Prospector, Luis Saez, leading jockey by number of wins, and Ricardo Santana, Jr. who won two stakes races at Fair Grounds.

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