Jockey Glenn Corbett won three stakes in two nights at Sam Houston Race Park on his way to being named this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 19th – January 24th. 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.
The first stakes event on Friday evening was the $50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes for Texas-bred fillies and mares. With Corbett aboard, the four-year-old Everything Bling got the job done going gate-to-wire for trainer Danele Durham.
Two races later the same connections would capture another stakes win when Corbett was given a leg up on Too Much Prada in the $50,000 Bara Lass Stakes for Texas-bred three-year-old fillies. Too Much Prada would go straight to the front for Corbett and just hold off a late rally from Indygo Rocket to win as the second choice in wagering. Both Friday night wins for Corbett and Durham would be for the Hall Family Trust.
“At Remington, she didn’t break well, and we got into traffic trouble,” said Corbett. “She turned it around tonight. I have to thank my connections; I really appreciate the opportunity to ride for Danele and Mr. Hall.”
Four more stakes were slated for Saturday night at Sam Houston and Corbett would strike again, this time for trainer Danny Pish who opted to take on the boys with I Am Jane Dough in the $50,000 Richard King Stakes to be run on the turf course at a mile and one eighth.
Pish told Corbett that the mare had a solid closing kick, and true to form, she closed powerfully, passing several horses to win by a margin of one and a quarter lengths. Her final time, over the firm Connally turf course, was 1:50.85. I Am Jane Dough was sent off at 5-1 and rewarded her backers with a win payout of $12.20. It was the fifth career win for the dark bay mare.
“Danny told me in the paddock that she likes to come from off the pace; make that one run. Just let her settle and let her do her running at the end. She’s all class and finished really strong.”
The veteran jockey and winner of over 3,500 races, who has spent the majority of his career at numerous Southwestern venues, had four winners from his 14 starts this week with a second and a third place finish as well. He led the nation in stakes earnings his week with $128,500. His total earnings for the week were $148,861.
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