Remington: Leading Jockey Cabrera Sets Earnings Record Of Over $2 Million

There is not much drama left in the jockeys’ race at Remington Park this meet, but leading rider David Cabrera found a way to make things interesting by setting a single-season record for horses’ earnings in a season. Friday night, Cabrera shot past Ramon Vazquez’s mark from 2017 of $1,978,896 and eclipsing the $2 million mark for the season.

Cabrera started the day with $1,972,715, just a little more than $6,000 behind the record. Going into the fourth race on the card, Cabrera had pushed the envelope to the limit with earnings of $1,978,206, just dollars behind Vazquez’s record. In the fourth race Cabrera likely thought there was no way to get the record when his mount, Gold Zephyr, got wiped out at the start of the race by a horse that dumped his jockey and got loose. However, as he has done throughout this race meet, the record-setting rider persevered and came from the back of the pack to finish third and earn $3,593. That gave him the record at $1,981,799.

Cabrera finished the evening with three wins. Those wins, the third-place finish and jock mounts for the day gave him total earnings of $2,012,913 for the meet, a new record and making him the first jockey to top the $2 million mark for a season. He will add to that mark as the meet continues through Dec. 16.

His victories Friday came aboard Silver Spun (at 2-5 odds) in the second race, Euromandy (3-1) in the sixth race and Tone Broke (4-1) in the seventh. He won that one for National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, who like Cabrera, has walked off and left his competition behind in the trainers’ race. Asmussen was a three-time winner Friday night and may soon be passed in the owners’ standings. If he is, he has no one but himself to blame.

Asmussen trains for iconic defense attorney Clark Brewster of Tulsa, Okla., and the two combined to win the $43,350 allowance feature Friday at Remington Park. That moved Brewster one win closer to third place in the standings. He has 14 wins and Asmussen has 15 as an owner, one spot ahead of Brewster.

As a trainer, Asmussen, of Arlington, Texas, has 78 visits to the winner’s circle, more than 30 ahead of second-place Karl Broberg at 46.

It was Dance Doctor with Vazquez in the irons that had Brewster breathing down Asmussen’s neck in the owners’ race. The 3-year-old gelded son of Doctor Chit, out of the Dance Master mare A Day for Dancing, sprinted to the front in mid-stretch and was able to fend off runner-up and post-time 7-5 favorite Magic Command for the win. Dance Doctor earned $24,922 from the purse of $43,350, run under allowance conditions. Shotgun’s Night was third.

Vazquez kept Dance Doctor just off the pace of front-runners No Lak of Speed and Spectactical in the early going of the 6-1/2 furlongs race, sitting in the garden spot. The pacesetters covered the first quarter mile in 22.89 seconds, the half mile in 46:41 and Dance Doctor promptly took over at the top of the stretch. He bounded away easily at the wire beating the 7-5 favorite Magic Command in second by 2-1/4 lengths.

Dance Doctor stopped the timer in 1:18.12 at 4-1 odds. He paid $10 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show. Dance Doctor was bred in Oklahoma by Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc.

Vazquez had a riding double for Asmussen, also winning with 2-year-old filly Kada by a country mile in the fourth race. This daughter of Violence out of the Tapit mare Tapit Ten drew off to win by 9-3/4 lengths in her maiden allowance race as the 6-5 favorite. The two wins gave Vazquez 58 for the meet as he begins to pull away from Richard Eramia in third with 52.

Those two will be hard-pressed to catch Cabrera who has 84 trips to the winner’s circle.

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