With one day of racing remaining at the spring meet, jockey Tyler Gaffalione secured his fourth-straight title at Churchill Downs and fifth overall. Through 37 days of racing, the 26-year-old recorded 47 wins from 215 starters. He led second-place Ricardo Santana, Jr. by 17 wins at the end of Friday's card.
“We've been extremely fortunate to ride some top-class horses this meet,” Gaffalione said. “It's been a wild meet overall but very successful. I'm very grateful to everyone who helped me get to this point.”
Following Saturday's closing day card, Gaffalione plans to take some time off in Florida before heading to Saratoga for that meet which begins July 15.
Leading trainer and owner were decided during Saturday's closing card with Brad Cox taking home the training title and Juddmonte and Three Diamonds Farm tying for the owner title.