Javier Castellano has 344 wins for the year from 1,551 starts.
Hallandale Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
Leading jockey Javier Castellano is closing in on the single season earnings mark currently held by Ramon Dominguez.
Entering the weekend's racing, Castellano is standing at $25,626,003 for 2013 just $8,850 behind the record Dominguez set last year of $25,634,852.
"It means a lot to me because when you start riding horses, you don't think you're going to get to that level, and the level where I'm at is amazing. I'm blessed," Castellano said.
Gearing up for a 10th anniversary
By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Four weeks away from the start of the 2014 racing season at Oaklawn Park. The Hot Springs, Ark. track has become the hot location for 3-year-olds headed to the Triple Crown series.
Actually, after the results of 2013's 3-year-old stakes, Oaklawn Park is the place to be for any owner and trainer with a potential champion 3-year-old.
While Overanalyze won the Arkansas Derby, it was Will Take Charge that proved to be the best 3-year-old to compete at Oaklawn. Trained by Hall of Fame member D. Wayne Lukas, Will Take Charge won the track's Smarty Jones and Rebel Stakes before regrouping for the second half of the year and winning the Travers and Pennsylvania Derby, and getting second in the Breeders' Cup Classic.