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
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.