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A BREEDERSS CUP WIN HELPED THIS JOCKEY JOIN A SMALL GROUP OF MONEY EARNED IN ONE YEAR. WHO IS THE JOCKEY?
The financial data are in. As of this week 5 jockeys belong to a prestigious club of riders who have won at least $25,000,000 in purse money in ONE YEAR. The least amount was recorded by Javier Castellano at exactly $25,000,000 in 2019. Although Castellano has earned more in earlier years, he bested his own record four times with one year where he earned his top figure of $25,800,000. The leader of the club is Irad Ortiz who accumulated $34,100,000 in 2019. The newest jockey to be admitted is Joel Rosario who did so this year because of his win aboard Knicks Go in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. With eight weeks remaining in 2021 he still could add to his bankroll. Although catching Irad will be tough.