Trainer Brad Cox, Jockey Florent Geroux Could Collect First Keeneland Titles

by | 04.24.2018 | 12:01pm
Trainer Brad Cox

With three days remaining in the 2018 Spring Meet, trainer Brad Cox has 12 wins and jockey Florent Geroux has 18 wins to lead their respective standings as they take aim on their first Keeneland titles. The two have teamed to win nine races this season.

Cox has 12 wins, putting him one win ahead of Chad Brown and two wins in front of Wesley Ward. Cox's victories include the Central Bank Ashland (G1) with Monomoy Girl, an early favorite for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). The Central Bank Ashland marks Cox's first stakes win here.

Cox has six horses entered during Keeneland's closing week: three Wednesday, one Thursday and two Friday.

Brown's 10 wins include a record-tying four stakes, accomplished six other times in Keeneland history. He has two horses entered Friday in his bid for his first Keeneland training title.

Brown won the Coolmore Jenny Wiley G1) with Sistercharlie (IRE), Toyota Blue Grass (G2) with Good Magic, Appalachian (G2) Presented by Japan Racing Association withRushing Fall and Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3) with Analyze It.

Ward, whose 10 wins include the Shakertown (G2) with Bound for Nowhere, has three Keeneland training titles: Spring 2012 with nine wins, Fall 2012 (12 wins) and Spring 2017 (11 wins).

He has two horses entered Wednesday and has entries in four races Thursday.


Geroux, who won the Central Bank Ashland on Monomoy Girl, is four wins in front of Jose Ortiz. Winner of four races Sunday, Geroux is named on horses in five races Wednesday, five Thursday and eight Friday.

Jose Ortiz, who won the Kentucky Utilities Transylvania and Toyota Blue Grass for Brown, is named to ride in three races Wednesday, four races Thursday and six races Friday.

Through 13 days of the Spring Meet, the race for leading owner has Marc Detampel tied with G. Watts Humphrey Jr. with four wins apiece.

Detampel has one runner entered Thursday.

Humphrey has two entrants Wednesday, one Thursday and one Friday.

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