Owners, Trainers Tie For Keeneland Titles; Geroux Leads All Riders With 19 Wins

The race for Keeneland‘s Spring Meet leading owner, trainer and jockey came down to the wire on closing day and resulted in a tie in two categories.

Three owners – Marc Detampel, G. Watts Humphrey Jr and Ken and Sarah Ramsey – tied for leading honors with four wins each.

It is the first Keeneland title for Marc Detampel.

Humphrey, who won races this spring both alone and in partnership, earns his eighth Keeneland title, having previously accounted for four other Spring Meet and three Fall Meet titles. 

Multiple Eclipse Award winners Ken and Sarah Ramsey notched their 20th leading owner title at Keeneland. The Ramseys are Keeneland’s all-time leading owners in terms of titles won (11 Fall Meet and nine Spring Meet) and number of races won (228). 

 

Wesley Ward and Brad Cox tied for leading trainer with 13 wins each. It is the fourth Keeneland title and second consecutive Spring Meet honor for Ward, who also won in the Spring and Fall of 2012. Ward won the Shakertown (G2) with Bound for Nowhere on opening Saturday.

It is the first Keeneland title for Cox, winner of the Central Bank Ashland with Monomoy Girl.

Runner-up in the standings was Chad Brown with 12 wins. Brown won four stakes during the meet – Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3) with Analyze It, Toyota Blue Grass with Good Magic, Appalachian with Rushing Fall and Coolmore Jenny Wiley with Sistercharlie – to tie five other trainers for most stakes wins in a single Keeneland meet. 

Boosted by two multiple win days, Florent Geroux accumulated 19 victories to earn his first Keeneland riding title. He teamed with Brad Cox to win nine races this meet, led by the Central Bank Ashland with Monomoy Girl. He enjoyed a four-win day on April 22, with three of those victories aboard Cox trainees.

Jose Ortiz finished second with 18 wins including the Kentucky Utilities Transylvania with Analyze It and Toyota Blue Grass with Good Magic. He rode three winners on three different days this meet, among them opening day and Toyota Blue Grass Day.  

Corey Lanerie won 16 races and Joel Rosario won 15 races to rank third and fourth, respectively.

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