By Paulick Report Press Release

David Cabrera, Oaklawn’s second-leading rider this year, said Thursday morning that he will ride at Prairie Meadows after the meet ends April 14.

Jockey David Cabrera

In his first season at Oaklawn, Cabrera ranks second in mounts (199), victories (29) and purse earnings ($1,148,816). He won the $125,000 American Beauty Stakes Jan. 27 aboard Swing and Sway for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs and the $125,000 King Cotton Stakes Feb. 3 aboard Wilbo for 2015 Oaklawn training champion Chris Hartman.

Cabrera said his goal is to finish in the top five in the standings before Prairie Meadows opens April 26. Cabrera was Prairie Meadows’ second-leading rider last year.

Cabrera said his plan is to ride again at Oaklawn in 2019, then try Churchill Downs for the first time.

“We just want to give it another year and maybe get a little more experience and be more solid for next year, for sure,” Cabrera said.

Joe Santos, Cabrera’s agent at Oaklawn, said he will represent the jockey at Prairie Meadows.

“That’s my man,” Santos said.