Natalie Voss (Paulick Report)
Jockey Carol Cedeno made headlines last week when she set a Delaware Park record with seven winners on a ten-race card. For those who follow the Mid-Atlantic circuit closely, the only surprise is that it didn’t happen sooner.
Cedeno, who began riding in the United States in 2007, won the jockey title at her Delaware Park base in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and came just three wins short of picking it up again last year. She’s currently the leading jockey at the track with just a couple of weeks left in the meet.
While Cedeno enjoys her success, she isn’t one of those riders constantly counting her wins, bowling for the top of the standings with singular focus. She’s a rider who comes to work every day for the love of being in the saddle. And she just happens to be exceptionally good at it.
“I just do my job. If I win, I’m happy; if not, I tried,” she said. “I see people get mad because they didn’t win. When I started the meet, I didn’t win a race for the first week. I started winning almost two weeks after it started. But I don’t mind.”