McCarthy & McMahon Capture Year-Round Titles

McCarthy & McMahon Capture Year-Round Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-13---Trevor McCarthy and Hugh McMahon wrapped up titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after today’s final card of the season at Laurel Park.

McCarthy finished the year with 107 victories at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course,eight more than Sheldon Russell. The promising 19-year-old apprentice rider won four races at Laurel on January 1 and ranked 12th in the nation with 69 wins in early April when he broke his left tibia during training at Laurel and missed five months ruining his chance at the Eclipse Award. Overall he finished with 25 multiple-win afternoons in Maryland this year.

“I am very grateful seeing that I didn’t get to ride at Pimlico after the first week,” said McCarthy, who rode his first stakes winner on February 16, guiding Concealed Identity to victory in the John B. Campbell Stakes. “I really wanted the Eclipse but to be able to be the leading rider for the entire year in the state is rewarding. It was my goal when I returned from the injury.”

McCarthy rode 50 winners during the Laurel fall meeting to finish second behind fellow apprentice Victor Carrasco in the standings. Carrasco finished the meet with 69 victories and ends the year as the leading apprentice in the nation in both wins (215) and earnings ($4,357,715). McCarthy finished fourth in victories (140) and was third in earnings ($3,653,365).

McMahon had 74 winners at the major Maryland tracks during the campaign, 14 ahead of Juan Vazquez. The 45-year-old captured the Laurel Park winter and fall titles and had 15 multi-win afternoons, including three victories on January 19 and February 6.He finished the year winning at a 22.8% clip at the major Maryland tracks.

“I am really thankful to be in this position,” said McMahon, who ranked third overall a year ago. “We are at the mercy of the condition book and the timing of the races. There is a science to it. I think that is why sometimes trainers get really hot then kind of cool off. I don’t mind the cool times because it makes the winning that much more wonderful.”

McMahon and McCarthy will be honored by the Maryland Jockey Club during the upcoming winter meet at Laurel Park.

Laurel Park/Pimlico Race Course 2013 Standings

Trevor McCarthy 668 107 123 102 $2,744,635
Sheldon Russell  619 99 87 69  $2,818,430
Victor Carrasco 412    95 55 69 $2,020,595
Yomar Ortiz    461 87 88 62  $1,891,200
Julian Pimentel  414 72 56 60  $2,476,765

Hugh McMahon 325 74 74 46  $1,880,770
Juan Vazquez  266 60 40 39  $1,278,630
King Leatherbury   197 41 40 21  $1,066,260
Mike Trombetta  243 40 45 31  $1,390,910
Scott Lake 196 40 33 32  $781,410


About Laurel Park

Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.