Elvis Trujillo, looking for
his second consecutive and third overall top jockey award at Monmouth Park,
has opened a substantial lead in the rider’s contest. Through Sunday’s program, Trujillo has booted home 42 winners, 18 more
than the 2010 leading Monmouth jockey Paco Lopez.
Trujillo, a 28-year-old
native of Panama,
was leading rider at Monmouth in 2009 and 2011.
Throughout his career he has ridden successfully in California,
Illinois and New Jersey.
He captured the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint after
piloting Maryfield to victory in 2007.
Rounding out the top five in the Monmouth Park
standings are Joe Bravo (20 wins), Kendrick Carmouche (15 victories) and Angel
Serpa (10 trips to the winner’s circle).
The 2012 Monmouth
Park race meet runs
through Sunday, Oct. 7. As always, the
highlight of the season will be the $1 million Haskell Invitational, set for