Tight Battles in Homestretch in Races for Leading Jockey, Trainer of Keeneland Fall Meet

October 27, 2022

Leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione rode three winners Wednesday afternoon and his closest rival, Luis Saez, rode two winners to continue their runaway pace for leading jockey honors of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet. Gaffalione owns a 17-15 edge over Saez.

Over the final three days, Gaffalione has 25 mounts (seven today and nine each Friday and Saturday) while Saez has 22 (six today, six Friday and 10 Saturday). Gaffalione owns five Keeneland riding titles and Saez one.

Todd Pletcher owns a 9-7 advantage over Brad Cox and Mike Maker in the race for leading trainer.

Pletcher, who has five training titles here, has six entrants the final three days. Cox, a three-time leading trainer, has horses in 14 races. Maker, a six-time leading trainer, has three entrants.