Oaklawn Success Propels Talamo To Jockey Of The Week Title

With an impressive win in the Bachelor Stakes, Joe Talamo was voted the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 20-26th.

The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America.

After being based in Southern California for more than a decade, Joe Talamo moved his tack to Oaklawn where he entered the week with seven stakes victories. The veteran rider kicked the weekend off with a triple on Friday, including a romp in the feature aboard the promising three-year-old colt No Parole ($4.20) for trainer Tom Amoss. The duo returned on Saturday with Gazebo Stakes winner Long Weekend, taking the 33rd running of the Bachelor Stakes and adding an eighth stakes victory of the meet for the rider.

Breaking fast and clean from the outside, clearing his rivals, and establishing the lead under a lively pace, Long Weekend showed the way until challenged turning for home by the Asmussen trainee Echo Town. The two hooked up in a thrilling head to head battle through the stretch, with the 3-year-old colt by Majesticperfection prevailing by a head under strong left-handed encouragement from Talamo.

Joe Talamo finished the week with a 19% win rate and was in the money on 45% of his mounts from six wins, four seconds, and four thirds for earnings of $207,811.

Talamo has won 52 of 316 starts this year and his mounts have earned $3,248,833. He has won 2,054 of 14,002 lifetime career mounts with earnings exceeding $109 million.

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JockeyTalk360.com spotlights the riders across North America and around the world who may be the bravest, toughest and most accomplished of all athletes. The Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week is selected by a vote of representatives of TVGAmerica’s Best RacingThe Daily Racing FormEquibaseHorse Racing NationThe Jockeys’ GuildThe Paulick ReportThe Thoroughbred Daily NewsNational Thoroughbred Racing AssociationNational Turf Writers and BroadcastersThoroughbred Racing AssociationsTurf Publicists of America and Racing Stats & Info on Twitter.

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