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Bejarano, Miller Win Jockey, Trainer Titles

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At  mid-season, pursuit of the 2012 riding championship was a three-way battle among Rafael Bejarano, Garrett Gomez and Joe Talamo.

A short time later, with a burst of victories, Bejarano was alone and in control atop the standings en route to his second Del Mar title and first since 2008.

The 30-year-old Peruvian finished the 37-day season with 52 victories, nine more than runner-up Joe Talamo who was four in front of Garrett Gomez.

Additionally, Bejarano won 13 stakes, bettering the record of 12 shared by Laffit Pincay, Jr., Chris McCarron, Gary Stevens and Corey Nakatani. Talamo, second to Joel Rosario for most wins last summer, also had a successful season and won his 12th stakes of the season when he rode Dry Summer to victory in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf Wednesday.

The race for leading trainer came down to the final day of the meeting, Wednesday. With three winners on closing day, Peter Miller captured his first Del Mar conditioning championship, edging out Bob Baffert, 21-20.  Doug O’Neill, suspended since August 19, was third with 18 victories, three ahead of John Sadler.

Jockey Standings

Jockey

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

Money Won

Rafael Bejarano

225

52

38

40

23%

$3,498,176

Joseph Talamo

241

43

32

34

18%

$2,885,948

Garrett Gomez

214

39

30

39

18%

$2,478,945

Edwin Maldonado

175

24

26

18

14%

$1,176,218

Martin Garcia

160

22

20

17

14%

$1,294,890

Victor Espinoza

168

17

27

16

10%

$1,412,276

Corey Nakatani

122

13

18

11

11%

$953,796

Martin Pedroza

156

13

13

12

8%

$766,440

Kevin Krigger

119

11

9

15

9%

$668,054

Juan Hernandez

128

10

18

14

8%

$590,572

Mike Smith

56

10

9

4

18%

$1,053,856

David Flores

110

10

8

14

9%

$813,797

Trainer Standings

Trainer

Sts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

Money Won

Peter Miller

104

21

17

16

20%

$1,077,480

Bob Baffert

85

20

13

12

24%

$2,042,502

Doug F. O'Neill

82

18

10

11

22%

$778,516

John W. Sadler

114

15

16

15

13%

$1,213,834

Jeff Mullins

47

10

8

6

21%

$494,210

Barry Abrams

62

10

6

4

16%

$502,936

Leandro Mora

42

10

5

4

24%

$552,157

Mike R. Mitchell

61

9

8

9

15%

$568,096

Carla Gaines

31

8

3

4

26%

$518,488

Vladimir Cerin

29

8

3

3

28%

$315,273

Mike Puype

62

7

16

2

11%

$526,034

Jerry Hollendorfer

60

7

12

6

12%

$840,012