Jose Lezcano wrapped up the Jockey of the Week award in part due to his back to back stakes winning double at Turfway Park on Saturday.
Lezcano piloted Don’t Leave Me to a 3/4 length victory in the Grade III Bourbonette Oaks for Pin Oak Stable and trainer Malcom Pierce. The veteran Panamanian rider then followed up that performance with another stakes win in the Grade III Spiral Stakes aboard Dubai Sky. Lezcano guided the Candy Ride (ARG) colt to the front at the top of stretch and held the rest of the field at bay for a 2 1/4 length victory.
For the week, Lezcano finished with 5 wins, 1 second, and 1 third in for 14 starts for earnings of $469,790. His 5 winners this week averaged a $2 mutuel payout of $16.24.