Gerard Melancon (Fair Grounds/Delta Downs) was voted as the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for winning 10 races, 6 seconds, and 2 thirds from 24 mounts.
Melancon ended the week with a win percentage of over 41% and incredibly came in the money on 75% of his mounts totaling $246,635.
The impressive week was highlighted by a victory aboard Bellarmine in the Borgata Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday. Melancon guided the 5 year old son of Magna Graduate to a 2 length victory helping him close out the Delta meet ranked 2nd place in both wins and earnings in the jockey standings.
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