After leading North America in total wins for the week and having a five-win day on Saturday, Carol Cedeno was voted the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 22nd-June 28th. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America.
Carol Cedeno continued her prominence in the Delaware Park jockey standings as the native of Puerto Rico started her week with a triple on Monday, a triple on Wednesday and had a dominating performance on Saturday’s card as she was victorious in five out of nine races.
The leading rider at Delaware Park began her day Saturday with a win in the day’s opener aboard the three-year-old Tonalist filly Always a Queen, making it two in a row for the horse and rider tandem in capturing the $32,000 starter allowance for conditioner Scott Lake.
Aboard the three-year-old Tim Ritchey trained filly Dancer’s Melody in the third race, Cedeno sat on the fence around the turn, cut the corner and took command to prevail by a head in the $42,000 allowance race.
Returning in the fourth aboard the 10-1 shot Grand Skylard, the veteran rider, applying her aggressive skills, finished strong aboard the claimer to just get up late for trainer Susan Cooney.
With her third triple on the week already secured, Cedeno continued her dominance in the sixth race aboard Baby Bam Bam, a $10,000 maiden claimer for Jamie Ness.
Making it a day to remember in winning her fifth race on the card, the journeyman rider guided Paradise Pride to a seven-length victory in the featured $42,000 allowance for conditioner Rodolfo Sanchez-Salomon.
Cedeno led North America in total wins for the week with 12 victories, maintaining a 46% win percentage while in the money on 65% of her mounts. With 12 wins, three seconds and two third place finishes, her earnings totaled $242,850.
Cedeno has won 39 of 160 starts this year with earnings of $873,320. She has won 925 of 6,907 lifetime career mounts with earnings exceeding $22 million.
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