WHO LEADS TOP MIDLANTIC TRAINER RANKS?
Trainer Anthony Farrior continues to win at a high rate at Charles Town Races, and as a result, he continues to lead our Top Midlantic Trainer rankings through August 10.
The big surprise of the week just passed belonged to trainer Richard Vega. The Parx-based conditioner jumped from 50th overall to fourth. He’s won with six of 26 starters on his home track to go with a positive wagering ROI and above-average earnings per start. His 4.538 points make him the highest-ranked trainer based at the Bensalem track.
Farrior, who has won with 19 of 47 starters at Charles Town, has 5.452 points and a clear lead in the region – nearly a half-point ahead of current runner-up Bernie Houghton. Farrior has led the ranks all three weeks.
The ranks are compiled by comparing each trainer’s performance in three metrics – win percentage, earnings per start, and $2 wagering return on investment – to the average of the top 25 trainers by starts at that track. The average of the top 25 at each track ranges from approximately 2.60 points to 2.72 points.
Farrior is one of three Charles Town trainers in the top 10 of the ranks. In third place overall is Kevin Patterson, who has won with 12 of 27 starters (44%) and has 4.681 points. Patterson had not made sufficient starts to appear on the list prior to this week. John McKee, who is 15-for-60 at Charles Town, is sixth with 4.444 points, up from 12th a week ago.
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Houghton, the Penn National-based trainer who is second, was fourth a week ago. He has 4.957 points to lead all trainers at his track.
The Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer is the top-rated Monmouth-based trainer in the latest rankings and is fifth overall with 4.503 points. He has eight wins at the Shore track, four behind meet leader Kelly Breen, who has 12. Breen is ranked 23rd overall with 3.518 points.
The Delaware Park-based Anthony Pecoraro, who was second a week ago, has dropped to seventh with 4.342 points. That leaves him slightly ahead of Mark Reid (4.322 points), who is second at Delaware and ninth overall. Reid was fifth overall last week.
Graham Motion leads the Laurel Park training contingent – though based at Fair Hill, he’s made 28 starts at Laurel – and he has 4.323 points, good for eighth overall, down one spot from last week. Brittany Russell is second among Laurel trainers and 11th overall.
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Michael Stidham is 10th overall and first among those trainers who qualify at two or more different tracks. Stidham has made 20 starts at Monmouth Park and another 15 at Delaware, and overall he’s won with nine of 35 starters. He has 4.213 points and rose one spot during the week.
The list includes all trainers among the top 25 by starters – including ties – at Charles Town, Delaware Park, Laurel Park, Monmouth Park, Parx Racing, and Penn National. It includes only races contested since May 15. It does not include Colonial Downs, which has raced too few days thus far.
TOP MIDLANTIC TRAINER RANKINGS
|2||Houghton T Bernard B||4.957||43||12|
|3||Patterson Kevin S||4.681||27||12|
|6||McKee John D||4.444||60||15|
|8||Motion H Graham||4.323||28||6|
|9||Reid Mark J||4.322||22||7|
|12||Casey James W||4.067||44||9|
|13||Casey John A||4.052||49||10|
|14||Coker Jr Gerald A||4.038||34||6|
|15||Kulp Brandon L||3.903||39||12|
|16||Whylie Herold O||3.902||23||6|
|17||Huston Rory K||3.893||41||6|
|20||Demasi K A||3.792||69||15|
|21||Servis John C||3.720||25||6|
|22||Robb John J||3.706||52||12|
|23||Breen Kelly J||3.518||45||12|
|25||Camejo Jose M||3.475||32||7|
|26||Vazquez Juan C||3.386||48||9|
|28||Trombetta Michael J||3.257||57||9|
|29||Merryman Ann W||3.201||35||4|
|30||Figgins III Ollie L||3.195||66||14|
|34||Salvaggio Mark V||3.156||33||8|
|37||Runco Jeff C||3.101||125||24|
|39||Pino Michael V||3.036||42||9|
|40||McBurney Patrick B||3.024||37||5|
|41||Keefe Timothy L||2.966||30||4|
|42||Martin Silvio L||2.942||26||4|
|43||Kreiser Timothy C||2.924||49||11|
|44||Dilodovico Damon R||2.905||53||10|
|45||Lynch Cathal A||2.900||39||7|
|46||Grams Timothy C||2.887||47||9|
|47||Graci Kimberly A||2.867||49||9|
|48||Reid Jr Robert E||2.784||22||3|
|50||Gonzalez Claudio A||2.677||163||26|
|51||Caison Jody L||2.673||32||5|
|53||Gorham Michael E||2.669||29||5|
|56||McMahon Hugh I||2.597||54||8|
|59||Potts Jr Ron G||2.524||24||3|
|63||Smith Hamilton A||2.411||55||5|
|64||Stites Flint W||2.379||42||5|
|65||Carlisle John C||2.376||43||8|
|66||Coletti Jr Edward J||2.348||32||3|
|67||Guerrero Juan Carlos||2.332||23||3|
|70||Reynolds Joan A||2.307||30||5|
|71||Mancilla Carlos A||2.296||35||2|
|73||Salvaggio Jr M W||2.230||24||2|
|74||Delgado Jose H||2.200||42||8|
|75||Lake Scott A||2.127||74||9|
|76||Bennett Gerald S||2.110||23||3|
|77||Brown Ronney W||2.065||127||14|
|78||Carvajal Jr Luis||2.056||34||5|
|79||Tobin Edwin L||2.027||41||3|
|81||Pickett Crystal G||1.980||45||6|
|82||Sweezey J Kent||1.972||24||4|
|83||Milian Carlos J||1.909||31||4|
|84||Linder Jr Louis C||1.823||44||7|
|86||Obed-Letts Keturah E||1.744||34||3|
|87||Sacco Gregory D||1.727||20||2|
|88||Joy Kevin J||1.707||32||4|
|89||Mcclellan Erin C||1.618||29||3|
|90||Cronk Samuel F||1.593||26||2|
|92||Kravets Bruce M||1.536||41||4|
|93||Collins Timothy M||1.408||40||2|
|94||Mazza Joseph W||1.297||20||1|
|95||Madrigal Sr Rodrigo||1.283||21||1|
|96||Bailes W Robert||1.283||32||2|
|97||Dominguez Mario A||1.248||29||2|
|98||Allen III A Ferris||1.198||38||2|
|99||Correa Jr Alex A||1.130||36||3|
|101||Serey Jr Mario||1.028||32||2|
|102||Ingram Adam L||0.906||27||2|
|103||St Lewis Uriah||0.888||20||1|
|105||Ryan Derek S||0.782||22||1|
|106||White Donald R||0.773||25||1|
|107||Pimental John I||0.762||20||1|
|108||Boggs M Joanna||0.761||32||1|
|110||Bobadilla Jose F||0.518||41||1|
|111||Jones Jr Michael E||0.440||48||1|