July 15, 2014
Geroux named JockeyTalk360 Jockey of the Week
A remarkable graded stakes triple by Florent Geroux at Arlington Park on Saturday earned him the inaugural JockeyTalk360.com Jockey of the Week honors. The title goes to the week's outstanding jockey in the opinion of a panel of industry experts. They looked at races run from June 7-13.
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Geroux won four races on Saturday, including a graded stakes hat trick that began with a half-length win by Divine Charm in the Grade III American Derby as the 7-2 second favorite.
Next, he teamed up with I'm Already Sexy to win the Grade III Modesty Handicap by a neck as the 9-2 second favorite.
He wrapped it up with a half-length win on The Pizza Man in the Grade III Stars and Stripes Handicap, as the 9-5 second favorite.
"When you have the best horses, it can be easy," Geroux said. "Thanks to all the connections of those winning horses."
Highlights of Geroux's week:
- Won three of four graded races on Arlington Million Preview Day.
- Won Grade 3 Stars and Stripes S. riding The Pizza Man earning $86,400. AP 7/12/2014. Race #8
- Won Grade 3 American Derby riding Divine Oath earning $114,000. AP 7/12/2014. Race #9
- Won Grade 3 Modesty H. riding I'm Already Sexy earning $109,200. AP 7/12/2014. Race #10
- Stakes this week: 3 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds in 3 starts. $309,600.
- All races this week: 6 wins, 3 seconds, 4 thirds in 23 starts. $385,535.
- Average $2 win mutuel for the week of $6.60.
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