Valdivia, Rivelli Repeat As Arlington Meet Champions

by | 09.23.2017 | 10:11pm
Jose Valdivia

Jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr., trainer Larry Rivelli, and Vince Foglia's Patricia's Hope LLC all repeated their 2016 meet titles at the conclusion of Arlington International Racecourse's 71-day live meet on Saturday.

Breeders' Cup and Belmont Stakes winner Jose Valdivia, Jr. captured his third leading rider title in as many seasons riding full time at Arlington. Valdivia tallied 141 wins as the leading rider, improving on his 100-win mark from last season. Valdivia won the title by a margin of 84 wins over Santo Sanjur, who finished second with 57 wins.

Rivelli captured his fifth leading trainer title at Arlington with a total of 79 wins. Last year Rivelli landed 58 wins when earning his fourth leading trainer title. Rivelli's success set a new Arlington single-season record for training wins, eclipsing Wayne Catalano's mark of 75 set in 2010. Catalano finished second in the standings with 28 wins.

Vince Foglia's Patricia's Hope LLC captured a first leading owner title at any racetrack at Arlington's 2015, repeated in 2016 and earned a third consecutive leading owner title with 48 wins. William Stiritz was this season's runner-up with 24 wins.

  • jimmyski

    They used to tease Mark Guidry about being the big fish in a small pond when he won titles in chicago.Well that pond is now a moat in chi-town but I’ll give Jose his due for regenerating his career and best of luck with Mr.Tabulater down the road.

    • Tinky

      Credit to Steve Leving, primarily, for Jose’s resurgence.

  • caroline webster

    Congratulations to a dedicated hard working team.not only do they take excellent care of their racehorses,but they are diligent and responsible in caring for the retired horses and broodmares.

  • J

    Valdivia is a Great Rider.
    But, he can only make it @ Arlington?
    Desormeaux was Leading Rider there for a couple of years & made a Big Comeback.
    Good luck Jose.

  • Beau Geste

    It’s true that Arlington is no longer a top track, but Valdivia and Rivelli could compete anywhere. It’s success like this that can serve as a reminder to other horsemen that Jose Valdivia is still a capable rider.

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