John McKee
John McKee, center right in brown blazer and holding end of saddle cloth. Photo by Coady Photography.

Joe Bravo continues to win – four times in 12 starts this past week at Monmouth Park – and continues to maintain a narrow advantage over Edwin Gonzalez in our latest Top Midlantic Jockey ratings.

Bravo won a pair on each of the two days of the racing weekend at the Shore 5.207 points. That enabled him to hold off Gonzalez, who won with five of 13 starters at his Penn National base – including four of nine on September 16 – and has 4.994 points.

Meanwhile, there was some shuffling on the trainer side, as John McKee won with four of 11 starters at Charles Town, including stakes wins with Bridging the Gap and Theladyistrue, to grab first place with 5.026 points. Chad Brown, 12-for-36 at Monmouth Park, is second with 4.545 points.

The ranks are compiled by comparing the performance of each trainer or jockey in three metrics – win percentage, earnings per start, and $2 wagering return on investment – to the average of the jockeys or trainers at that track.

The formula also includes a component designed to reduce scores for trainers and jockeys who have raced significantly less frequently than average in the region in order to give more credence to larger sample sizes.

The average ranking score for all trainers is 2.447  points; for jockeys, it’s 2.603. In all, 255 trainers qualified for inclusion, as did 144 jockeys.

The rankings incorporate every rider and trainer at each track at which he or she had made at least 12 starts and won at least one race.

The list includes racing action from May 15 through September 20. It includes racing from Laurel Park, Delaware Park, Monmouth Park, Parx Racing, Penn National, and Charles Town. Colonial Downs data is incorporated for jockeys only.


1Bravo Joe5.20738129
2Gonzalez Edwin4.99464190
3Bocachica Arnaldo4.40673244
4Mccarthy Trevor4.14665276
5Lopez Paco4.09549193
6Laprida Jeremy4.02423117
7Hiraldo Christian4.01931172
8Pennington Frankie3.93738166
9Crispin Alexander3.86743190
10Alvarado Jr Roberto E3.86526149
11Sanchez Mychel J3.85552260
12Suarez Angel3.79147270
13Beato Inoel3.76728146
14Russell Sheldon3.70121110
15Karamanos Horacio3.69442242
16Latchman Reshawn3.69443248
17Peltroche Fredy3.59515112
18Cedeno Carol3.51358302
19Castillo Angel3.48426166
20Pimentel Julian3.45926147
21Silvera Ruben3.45334204
22Toledo Jevian3.42247286
23Acosta J D3.40823156
24Gallardo Antonio A3.39234184
25Peterson Ferrin3.33940216
26Vargas Jr Jorge A3.33618137
27Thorpe Darius3.27726140
28Ho Wesley3.25327173
29Boyce Forest3.20122127
30Cruz Angel3.13528195
31Rodriguez Angel R3.13325157
32Rodriguez Jaime3.10634196
33Ferrer Jose C2.97524162
34Diaz Vladimir2.95715104
35Lopez Antonio2.88825225
36Marquez Charlie2.87537259
37Hernandez Julio A2.86831183
38Chiappe Ricardo2.82122155
39Almodovar Gerald2.82030193
40Pedroza Brian2.8151482
41Gonzalez Silvestre2.79418134
42Ocasio Luis M2.71616132
43Conner Tyler2.69325191
44Wolfsont Andrew2.68216118
45Cora David2.66717129
46Perez Xavier2.66325195
47Otero William P2.6591696
48Juarez Nik2.65723167
49Ruiz Jorge2.65618147
50Diaz Jr Sunday2.57329227
51Larrosa Gustavo2.55216137
52Batista Luis A2.53023187
53Haddock Dexter2.53016163
54Caballero Hector2.5191078
55Adorno Abner2.48625213
56Castillo Isaac2.42720177
57Gomez Kevin2.42414163
58Nunez Anthony Y2.39812116
59Delgado Carlos J2.37815178
60Diaz Jr Hector R2.31028215
61Rodriguezcastro LA2.2981293
62Cintron Alex2.29730264
63Inirio Maicol J2.27515154
64Ortiz Yomar Orlando2.26914154
65Maldonado Ramon R2.26413124
66Carrasco Victor R2.23313140
67Rosales Victor2.22711133
68Mejia Tomas B2.21113133
69Villegas Jerry2.20312112
70Davis Katie2.1811166
71Lynch Feargal2.1411261
72Hamilton Weston2.10012168
73Scampton Brittany2.084790
74Rosado Roberto J2.051884
75Garcia Wilmer A2.03712137
76Milan Gerardo2.01212126
77Trotman Keimar2.01012136
78Rosado Johan1.99713156
79Centeno Daniel1.9901190
80Torres Jomar1.98014174
81Rivera Edwin1.96311150
82Hernandez Carlos J1.95914158
83Nguyen Jason1.955968
84Spanabel Skyler1.93311112
85Corujo Leonardo1.844887
86Mena Raul1.83818170
87Lyapustina Tais1.779977
88Coa Keiber J1.740965
89Whitney Dana G1.7168119
90Bowman Adam1.6768119
91Rodriguez Victor1.6567143
92Medina Jaime1.648787
93Flores Jr Laureano1.617697
94Glaser Lauralea1.5661032
95Simpson Jason1.5218134
96Whisman Avery1.5188110
97Montanez Rosario1.506770
98Montano Jose1.492844
99Morales Kelvin O1.3247128
100Maragh Romero Ramsay1.3129121
101Labarre Rebecca G1.2967103
102Rivera Javier1.268764
103Panaijo Jorge1.240384
104Chaves Manuel1.231559
105Gonzalez Jorge Luis1.195468
106Marrero Carlos1.140690
107Hernandez Jann N1.137658
108Rocha Wladimir1.1324102
109Garcia Luis1.067743
110Mangalee Navin1.048665
111Garcia Wilfredo J1.018538
112Schneider Joseph1.000567
113Whitacre Grant0.978432
114DeCarlo Christopher P0.950442
115Vargas Jr Jorge L0.944478
116Betancourt Jose R0.939375
117Batista Jose A0.835474
118Villa-Gomez Huber0.818430
119Rojas Jose F0.794471
120Rodriguez Edilberto0.793347
121Ocasio Jonathan0.769453
122Bisono John0.723442
123Evans Cecily0.721419
124Rivera Luis D0.682344
125Flores Emilio0.653350
126Berticelli Lucas E0.600369
127Salgado Anthony0.539367
128Lopez Charles C0.514429
129Lloyd John W0.497237
130Halliday Vince0.466274
131Davis Jacqueline A0.465250
132Correa Julio0.448265
133Martinez Erasmo0.447323
134Mayhew Glenmore W0.447122
135Kay Winston R0.287119
136Rivera Jr Jose L0.286119
137Baker Christopher J0.279112
138Burke Jermaine0.267130
139Paz Robert0.228118
140Lopez Erick0.221120
141Vail James S0.214117
142Carrasco Carlos0.192131
143Torres Wesley0.172128
144Herrera Jacinto R0.139113

Bravo, Gonzalez, and Charles Town-based Arnaldo Bocachica (4.406 points) remain one-two-three in the Jockey rankings, while Trevor McCarthy, 10th a week ago, made a big jump to fourth with 4.146 points.

McCarthy won with five of 15 starters at Laurel Park during the racing week, including three of five on September 19, to make the move. Joining him in the upwardly mobile category was Paco Lopez, who jumped from 11th a week ago to fifth this week after winning with four of 16 starters at Monmouth and finishing in the money six other times. He has 4.095 points.

The jump by Lopez – the only newcomer to the top 10 – pushed Mychel Sanchez down to 11th. Sanchez, who won with three of 22 starters at Parx Racing, has 3.855 points and is just behind 10th-place Delaware Park-based Roberto Alvarado, Jr.

With the shuffling, every operating track in the region is represented among the top 10 jockeys.


1McKee John D5.0262596
2Brown Chad C4.5451236
3Perkins Jr Benjamin W4.4481035
4Patterson Kevin S4.3831636
5Pecoraro Anthony4.2241242
6Duarte Jr Jorge4.1021661
7Whylie Herold O4.0111042
8Farrior Anthony3.97330104
9Kulp Brandon L3.9542273
10Breen Kelly J3.89429109
11Houghton T Bernard B3.8421778
12Lynch Cathal A3.8231873
13Huston Rory K3.7961174
14Wyner Harold3.794948
15Reid Mark J3.7711142
16Robb John J3.7622089
17Kreiser Timothy C3.7012694
18Russell Brittany3.6861145
19Casey James W3.6621367
20Hollendorfer Jerry3.6491347
21Ness Jamie3.643106407
22Cibelli Jane3.6371045
23Coletti Jr Edward J3.613963
24Nunn Douglas3.552645
25Shanley Timothy3.499848
26Velazquez Daniel3.4641041
27Stidham Michael3.4231778
28Preciado Guadalupe3.395836
29Vega Richard3.392852
30Gorham Michael E3.3831567
31Servis John C3.379946
32Camejo Jose M3.3551259
33Coker Jr Gerald A3.328634
34Robertson McLean3.2842191
35Keefe Timothy L3.256743
36Figgins III Ollie L3.2402093
37Vazquez Juan C3.2271485
38Grams Timothy C3.2231369
39Moore Michael M3.2121060
40Gonzalez Claudio A3.20554273
41Runco Jeff C3.19643207
42Demasi K A3.18128158
43Salvaggio Mark V3.1351356
44Sanchez-Salomon R3.1141150
45Graci Kimberly A3.11020101
46Trombetta Michael J3.09623132
47Stites Flint W3.0661286
48Capuano Gary3.0621271
49Mcmahon Demelza3.0471150
50Soto Carlos3.022640
51McBurney Patrick B3.0161395
52Casey John A3.0101276
53Martin Silvio L2.9881067
54Carlisle John C2.9821260
55Pino Michael V2.9791470
56Pickett Crystal G2.9761596
57Simoff Andrew L2.944836
58Potts Wayne2.94020118
59Dilodovico Damon R2.9171682
60Milian Carlos J2.835956
61Carvajal Jr Luis2.828958
62Hendriks Richard J2.814733
63Motion H Graham2.805637
64Smith Hamilton A2.7721188
65Madrigal Sr Rodrigo2.713637
66Corrales Jose2.7091585
67Sacco Gregory D2.668643
68Johnston Robert JW2.657732
69Eubanks Annette M2.653620
70Bennett Gerald S2.621961
71Mcclellan Erin C2.590850
72Brown Ronney W2.57424177
73Galvan Baltazar2.568640
74Margotta Jr Anthony R2.538520
75Rubley Kelly2.494855
76Diaz Jorge2.481858
77Stehr Joseph P2.480438
78Contreras Javier2.47612103
79Lucas Anthony2.469640
80Guerrero Juan Carlos2.448647
81Hogan William J2.448338
82Magee Kieron2.4451793
83Ramosagosto Miguel2.428434
84Salazar Marco P2.424419
85Farro Patricia2.41015123
86Capuano Dale2.4061799
87O'Connell Kathleen2.391741
88Ferreira Fernando2.391329
89Walters David2.378650
90Salzman Jr John E2.350628
91Craig Jr Lewis E2.350633
92Delacour Arnaud2.343858
93Schoenthal Phil2.325551
94Lake Scott A2.31417144
95D'Angelo Ricardo2.270833
96Mancilla Carlos A2.262557
97Delgado Jose H2.2331688
98Merryman Ann W2.221451
99Rodriguez Paige2.193429
100Tessore Bruno2.182634
101Mosco Robert2.137550
102Posadas Pedro2.130529
103McMahon Hugh I2.1141077
104Reid Jr Robert E2.107435
105Salvaggio Jr M W2.102441
106Hurley Jack2.101726
107Rodriguez Franklin2.061420
108Taylor Joseph2.0591083
109Catalano Jr Michael L2.058425
110Dominguez Mario A2.034656
111Kravets Bruce M2.0331188
112Klesaris Steve2.031649
113Guerrero J Guadalupe2.025536
114Ashby Lynn A2.017546
115Thomas Jonathan2.001626
116O'Dwyer Jeremiah1.995649
117Caison Jody L1.995543
118Matz Michael R1.992533
119Bouchard Leslye G1.988321
120Allen Jeffrey S1.979428
121McAllen John P1.974444
122Albright George R1.968436
123Joy Kevin J1.967852
124Shuman Mark1.945522
125Dini Michael1.898965
126Rideouttii Anthony M1.897528
127Perez Ernesto1.884315
128Gaudet Lacey1.884663
129Eppler Mary E1.882527
130Servis J Tyler1.876516
131Compton Greg1.831623
132Hemingway Ian1.773422
133Beattie Todd M1.771420
134Ortega Leopoldo M1.767534
135Delgado Jorge1.761619
136Linder Jr Louis C1.749973
137Allen Randy1.748321
138Davis Russell E1.738428
139Reynolds Joan A1.732537
140Potts Jr Ron G1.725338
141Elamri Hassan1.701318
142Serey Jr Mario1.695443
143Santangelo Brett T1.664317
144White Donald R1.635242
145Viands Stacey R1.635526
146Manchio Linda L1.621424
147Sweezey J Kent1.618653
148Groves Janice1.618312
149Stephens John D1.613329
150St Lewis Uriah1.611334
151Jones Jr Michael E1.552464
152Moreno-Barban L1.544422
153Jones Carl C1.541322
154Schneider Geoffrey L1.532413
155Tobin Edwin L1.530359
156Allen III A Ferris1.519461
157Mangual Manolo1.513331
158Doran Carl1.502312
159Hanagan Lela G1.501417
160Bailes W Robert1.481447
161McMullen Marilyn G1.461315
162Flores-Coba Felix L1.457327
163Cooney Susan S1.450229
164Collins Timothy M1.450354
165Hawthorne Bobbi Anne1.447317
166Boggs M Joanna1.445339
167Downie Lofflin1.443215
168Alsbrookiii Joseph B1.435330
169Arriaga Antonio1.422320
170Jenkins Rodney1.417324
171Voss Katharine M1.409319
172Pyke Joseph1.406235
173Weeks Michael Lee1.399320
174Aguirre Anthony1.395323
175Obed-Letts Keturah E1.374349
176Greaves Vernon1.325321
177Solis Jacinto1.321317
178Sillaman Richard P1.310321
179McMahon W Thomas1.290216
180Betancourt Jr Eli1.288336
181Correa Jr Alex A1.283448
182Pennella Rhea M1.278340
183Haynes Ernest M1.274426
184Riviezzo Ralph R1.267233
185Dollinger-Stehr L1.264325
186Bennett Dale1.262531
187Adams Douglas S1.258320
188Clark Tom A1.257416
189Abrams Ronald B1.240321
190Martinez Alexander1.226316
191Englehart Jeffrey S1.220419
192Lawrence II James L1.200315
193Hills Timothy A1.194324
194Albert Linda L1.189219
195Graham Robin L1.188227
196Spina Chuck1.186355
197Maymo Alejandro1.167224
198Sheppard Jonathan E1.164315
199Castillo Michelle1.158220
200Viands Gregory1.140222
201Morrow Shaun C1.137324
202Cronk Samuel F1.135237
203Schottroffe Edward T1.132314
204Aylor Jr William L1.121226
205Ippolito Mark1.103222
206Castellano Abel A1.086328
207Simmonds Michael A1.084223
208Brown Jr Howard R1.070231
209Keller Christopher M1.059217
210Velazquez Alfredo1.035220
211Pearce Penny1.032222
212Geralis Emanuel J1.025323
213Zalalas Michael1.013254
214Dotolo David0.998116
215Bobadilla Jose F0.998371
216Frock Charles L0.988234
217Caruso Nick Joseph0.983333
218Hedus William C0.975214
219Allard Edward T0.949220
220Martinez Joey A0.940238
221Rodriguez Jose S0.925323
222Perez Elisha0.918117
223Butts Mike E0.906322
224Serey Juan0.898124
225Ingram Adam L0.894336
226Barber Donald C0.881215
227Synnefias Dimitrios K0.871318
228McCaslin John S0.869220
229Owens Jr Eddie0.853221
230Campbell Marshall T0.845216
231Ryan Derek S0.839244
232Vera Miguel0.823314
233Clagett Christine F0.810216
234Gaffney Hubert0.801219
235Krebs Steven0.781118
236Wilson Tony0.779228
237Oliva Robert0.708234
238Sinnefia Paulina0.704222
239Hussey David A0.700215
240Casey Stephen M0.687212
241Stahlin John L0.680217
242Carrasco Jr Victor0.678224
243Johnson Dewayne C0.674220
244Pimental John I0.656244
245Rodriguez John M0.635216
246Dunham Bernard G0.634213
247Einhorn Skip0.613263
248Nicholson Jr James E0.611127
249Aristone Philip T0.571122
250Gallimore Trevor0.554150
251Chacon Gustavo0.550126
252Houghton Roy D0.486116
253Geist David W0.452122
254Shea Timothy H0.368125
255Beattie Cody0.355118

On the trainer side, each of the top seven in the rankings was among the top eight last week, but at the bottom of the top group are three newcomers: Anthony Farrior, Brandon Kulp, and Kelly Breen.

They replace James Casey, Mark Reid, and Bernie Houghton. Casey went 0-for-7 during the racing week to drop to 19th place overall, while Reid is in 15th after an 0-of-3 ledger and Houghton (1-for-8 at Penn National) is in 11th.

Farrior moved up from 11th to 8th with 3.973 points. He has 30 wins from 104 starters at Charles Town and Laurel. Kulp won with three of eight starters at his Penn National base to move from 12th to ninth with 3.954 points. And Breen won with three of 12 starters to improve his point total to 3.894, good for 10th overall.

Five of six operating tracks are represented in the top 10 with trainers doing the bulk of their work. While two of the top 10 — Farrior and Jorge Duarte, Jr. — have sufficient Laurel Park starts to qualify there, the highest rated trainer primarily racing there is Cal Lynch, who’s 12th with 3.823 points.