Jockeys. Photo by Vas.

Parx-based jockey Jeremy Laprida, racing this year in the United States for the first time, won four of eight races on July 28 and 29 to move to the head of the class in our Top Midlantic Jockey standings.

Laprida has 4.947 points to own a modest-sized lead over Monmouth Park’s Joe Bravo, with 4.768. Edwin Gonzalez, who mostly rides at Penn National, is third with 4.663 points.

The rating system compares each rider to the average of the top 25 riders by starts at that track in the areas of win percentage, earnings per start, and wagering return on investment (that is, what a $2 win wager on every one of the rider’s starts would have returned the bettor). Only jockeys that have made at least 20 total starts are included on the list.

We have made two tweaks to the calculations. First, we now base the calculations on the top 25 riders at each track by starts, limiting it to those that have won at least once, rather than the top 25 by wins.

Second, each rider’s rating is now a composite rating including their scores from all tracks in the region at which they ride. Thus, for example, rather than there being three different scores for Trevor McCarthy – who’d been riding at Laurel, Monmouth, and Delaware – he now has a single combined score.

The average for all riders with at least 20 combined starts is 2.71 points. The top 47 riders all exceed that total, ranging from Laprida’s 4.947 to the Delaware-based Abner Adorno, with 2.756.

At the other end of the list are 10 riders with scores under 1.00.

Arnaldo Bocachica, who is fourth overall, has 4.447 points to lead the Charles Town contingent of riders. He’s just ahead of Christian Hiraldo (4.423 points), who is fifth overall.

Apprentice rider Alexander Crispin is the region’s top bug rider and also the leader of riders at Delaware Park. He has 15 wins to date, and his 3.946 points put him in ninth overall.

Feargal Lynch and Sheldon Russell, who are in 10th and 12th places overall, respectively, head the riders based at Laurel Park. Lynch’s 3.942 points stem from a 20% strike rate and high earnings per start, while Russell, who is currently out with a wrist injury, has 3.830 points.

The list includes all racing action through Sunday, August 2. It does not include racing at Colonial Downs, which to date has just four programs complete.

What did last week’s list look like?


1Laprida Jeremy233163.25315964.947
2Bravo Joe147224.11813984.768
3Gonzalez Edwin2100466.29678464.663
4Bocachica Arnaldo1151671.56425724.447
5Hiraldo Christian1102451.09709784.423
6Lopez Paco2105452.87699224.313
7Sanchez Mychel J2134573.28156524.278
8Castillo Angel165266.94827594.107
9Crispin Alexander159232.80430773.946
10Lynch Feargal161240.47882553.942
11Montano Jose144168.74704683.835
12Russell Sheldon2110421.27631833.830
13Beato Inoel164244.26250483.817
14Cedeno Carol1141537.65748883.813
15Caballero Hector152197.46469443.797
16Gallardo Antonio A177290.3579543.771
17Alvarado Jr Roberto E159217.00880013.678
18Pimentel Julian178286.23436073.670
19Mccarthy Trevor3200727.73382663.639
20Karamanos Horacio1133482.96672933.631
21Acosta J D1112403.65838683.604
22Silvera Ruben1103365.57674993.549
23Toledo Jevian2167586.2913383.511
24Almodovar Gerald1112382.03083383.411
25Wolfsont Andrew156190.85481463.408
26Suarez Angel1130441.178173.394
27Ho Wesley1109367.74681523.374
28Thorpe Darius186288.34709953.353
29Rosales Victor176254.61574513.350
30Peltroche Fredy179257.14273293.255
31Ferrer Jose C171231.03657313.254
32Pedroza Brian135112.6343743.218
33Pennington Frankie279250.19361743.167
34Latchman Reshawn1156491.29612013.149
35Lopez Antonio1134420.46668713.138
36Otero William P147146.67199263.121
37Whitacre Grant12062.359097733.118
38Villa-Gomez Huber12988.101009473.038
39Diaz Vladimir146137.3296032.985
40Marquez Charlie2148437.4068182.955
41Batista Luis A1121355.00907232.934
42Lyapustina Tais156160.97494262.875
43Cora David164183.2747422.864
44Conner Tyler2100283.46469832.835
45Peterson Ferrin164177.91887222.780
46Ocasio Luis M156154.92779872.767
47Adorno Abner199272.86918322.756
48Centeno Daniel266177.67690142.692
49Chiappe Ricardo166176.79495712.679
50Perez Xavier2100263.22401672.632
51Panaijo Jorge13385.899119752.603
52Carrasco Victor R284216.77208542.581
53Gomez Kevin186221.78733052.579
54Mangalee Navin12359.092317252.569
55Davis Katie145113.55582712.523
56Montanez Rosario170174.15122672.488
57Scampton Brittany141100.4518422.450
58Ruiz Jorge180195.03625642.438
59Gonzalez Silvestre162150.62586422.429
60Rodriguez Angel R166160.05821632.425
61Nunez Anthony Y152123.86780782.382
62Rosado Johan194222.7256242.369
63Torres Jomar278184.70964622.368
64Flores Jr Laureano12354.323471682.362
65Villegas Jerry165151.6171932.333
66Haddock Dexter165150.80318612.320
67Rivera Javier13886.10585392.266
68Hernandez Julio A187191.36620432.200
69Larrosa Gustavo188191.94676432.181
70Bowman Adam159127.67487252.164
71Vargas Jr Jorge A253114.35172822.158
72Coa Keiber J12451.70482452.154
73Mejia Tomas B155118.34786622.152
74Diaz Jr Hector R188186.83473092.123
75Cintron Alex2138282.3423332.046
76Ortiz Yomar Orlando183169.02990612.037
77Rodriguez Jaime14590.120785412.003
78Whitney Dana G159115.21088181.953
79Diaz Jr Sunday1147286.40873571.948
80Juarez Nik172138.56273121.924
81Garcia Wilmer A153100.04323691.888
82Inirio Maicol J169129.9358761.883
83Boyce Forest156105.11018021.877
84Hamilton Weston197174.54467351.799
85Rodriguez Victor183148.1282451.785
86Cruz Angel1104178.17296181.713
87Maldonado Ramon R177131.44978711.707
88Castillo Isaac165110.70635981.703
89Trotman Keimar180135.1317841.689
90Whisman Avery186142.71375171.659
91Schneider Joseph167110.8986091.655
92Simpson Jason180131.93410791.649
93Bisono John12234.628304991.574
94Delgado Carlos J1112172.36337771.539
95Rivera Edwin169105.66273881.531
96Morales Kelvin O194142.64739691.518
97Milan Gerardo16293.938030041.515
98Spanabel Skyler13650.994839981.417
99Rodriguez Edilberto12331.800687891.383
100Labarre Rebecca G13040.568952371.352
101Halliday Vince13647.749833241.326
102Vargas Jr Jorge L13748.503597411.311
103Rosado Roberto J13544.06935111.259
104Hernandez Jann N12733.087035871.225
105Mena Raul17078.081066451.115
106Rocha Wladimir17170.557234710.994
107Davis Jacqueline A15048.508530350.970
108Salgado Anthony14740.930033380.871
109Medina Jaime13227.111064010.847
110Rodriguezcastro LA14129.380140220.717
111Batista Jose A13524.957967450.713
112Hernandez Carlos J16643.353685540.657
113Berticelli Lucas E14427.138350860.617
114Maragh Romero Ramsay12715.693176960.581
115Rojas Jose F13417.763953930.522