Gomez Jockey of the Month for Jan’09

January 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Breeders' Cup, Horse Racing 

Every month we’ll recognize the top performing jockey, trainer and horse for the month according to a totally arbitrary formula devised to award points for finishing in the money in graded stakes races.

Graded Stakes Points

Grade W P S
I 10 8 6
II 7 5 3
III 4 2 1

Jockey of the Month:  Garrett Gomez

Honorable mention:  Rafael Bejarano

Gomez easily wins the award on the strength of 5 wins, 3 seconds and a third in graded stakes this month.

Trainer of the Month:  Bobby Frankel

Honorable mention:  Marty Wolfson

Frankel picks up the award on the final day of the month by finishing 1-2 in the Grade 1 Santa Monica Handicap with Ventura and Jibboom.

Horse of the Month:  Jibboom

Honorable mention:  Albertus Maximus

We’ll give the nod to Jibboom for scoring a Grade 3 win and a good second to Ventura in the Grade 1 Santa Monica.  Hat tip to Albertus Maximus for following up his Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victory, over the Santa Anita polytrack, with a nice win over real dirt, against a very good field, in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap.