Veteran jockey Manoel Cruz, a two-time Calder Meet champion, and 22-year-old apprentice Paco Lopez continued their day-in, day-out rivalry for leading rider honors at the session and came out of this weekend’s action tied with 67 victories apiece after 60 days.
Lopez trailed by two going into Sunday’s card, but posted a triple while Cruz won one race. Javier Santiago remains clear in third with 55 winners, followed by Ariel Smith and Eduardo Nunez tied for fourth with 42 tallies apiece.
Kirk Ziadie maintains a clear lead in his bid to defend the 2007 Calder Meet training title with 29 winners, seven more than Dan Hurtak second with 22. Eddie Plesa, Jr. ranks third with 21 and Marty Wolfson fourth with 19.