Kentucky Downs’ New Jockey7 Wager Launches Wednesday

by | 09.05.2017 | 6:05pm
The Jockey7 wager will feature groupings of horses tied to 13 individual jockeys as well as a field encompassing all other jockeys and horses.

The field for the Wednesday debut of Kentucky Downs' new Jockey7 wager is out. The wager allows the horseplayer to bet on individual jockeys and their mounts over each card's last seven races.

The Jockey7 wager will be conducted over Races 4 through 10 throughout Kentucky Downs' unique five-date meet that starts this Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and winds up Sept. 14 over America's only European-style grass course. The Jockey7, whose results are based on a points system for top-four finishes, will be listed as Race 11 but will be closed for betting before Race 4 (approximately 2:52 p.m. Central).

Win, place, show, exacta and trifecta will be offered on the Jockey7.

The chart below shows the 13 jockeys and their mounts represented in each individual betting interest. There also is a “field” listed as No. 14 and representing all other jockeys and their mounts. No jockey is named to ride all seven races in the wager. Robby Albarado and Jose Valdivia lead the way being named to six horses apiece. A morning line will be available later at

Under the points system, a win is worth 25 points, second is 12, third is nine and fourth is five, with one point awarded for a late scratch or if a horse is declared a non-starter.

Once the fields are set, the points are based on the finishes of the horses involved with each Jockey7 betting interest, regardless if there are rider changes. For instance, if a jockey who is listed as an individual betting interest is unable to ride a race and the horse wins with another rider, the winning points stay with the horse and don't transfer to the jockey who picked up the mount.

In the event of a dead-heat, the horses equally split the points awarded for the involved placings. So if two horses dead-heat for win, they split 25 first-place points and 12 second-place points, earning 18.5 points each.

If there is a tie in the final points, the total $2 win, place and show payoffs for each entry in every race in the Jockey7 wager will be the tiebreaker.

The betting interests for Jockey7 are established the day before a race card. After preliminary scratches, Kentucky Downs establishes the 13 groupings of horses, each tied to an individual jockey (or, on occasion, more than one jockey could be lumped together) and a “field” betting interest that covers all the other horses and riders. Each grouping is assigned a betting number, with the final wagering fields and the Jockey7 morning line posted on and printed in a special insert in the track program.

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will receive a portion of Kentucky Downs' commission for the Jockey7.

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