Apprentice Correa Takes Jockey Lead with Two-Win Day

Apprentice Correa Takes Jockey Lead with Two-Win Day

Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $26,402 for Saturday Card

LAUREL, MD – Five-pound apprentice Julio Correa wrested the lead from Trevor McCarthy in the race for the summer meet jockey title with a two-win afternoon Friday at Laurel Park.

A 25-year-old native of Puerto Rico, Correa entered Friday’s card trailing McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, 26-25, in the jockey standings. Bucked Tooth ($5.20) won Race 2 to force a tie, and Correa passed McCarthy when Quit Your Moanin ($2.80) took Race 8 for win No 27.

Correa won three races Thursday at Laurel with McCarthy riding at Colonial Downs in Virginia. McCarthy, winner of the last four Maryland race meets, did not have a mount Friday and is named on The Great Day in Saturday’s Arlington Million (G1) at Arlington Park.

Since launching his professional career full-time last fall at Parx, Correa has 76 wins from 479 mounts. He is named in all nine races Saturday and four of eight races Sunday at Laurel.

Laurel wraps up its 43-day summer meet Sunday, Aug. 18.

Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $26,402 for Saturday Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Laurel Park, extending the carryover jackpot to $26,402.09 for Saturday’s nine-race program.

One horse, 70-1 long shot Natural Order, was live to take down the jackpot heading into Friday’s ninth-race finale, won by Beltway Bob ($19.60). Multiple tickets with all six winners were worth $547.84.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 4-9 and includes a $42,000 allowance for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on the Kelso turf course in Race 6 and a $55,000 allowance for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs on the Fort Marcy turf layout in Race 7.

There will also be a carryover of $415.55 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for Saturday’s opener.

Notes: Jockey Julian Pimentel registered back-to-back wins Friday aboard Greek God ($26.20) in Race 3 and Adult in the Room ($3) in Race 4.