Santana Jr Ricardo

Starts

5469

1st

887

2nd

767

3rd

675

Win %

16%

Show %

43%

$2 ROI

$1.53

DHP

Avg

Surfaces

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf 1030 93 98 135 9% 32% $1.50 Bad
Dirt 4434 792 669 540 18% 45% $1.53 Avg
All Weather Track 5 2 0 0 40% 40% $1.95 Great

Conditions

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Dirt - Fast 3464 617 522 425 18% 45% $1.56 Avg
Turf - Firm 731 64 69 96 9% 31% $1.17 Bad
Dirt - Muddy 232 37 41 36 16% 49% $1.11 Avg
Dirt - Good 459 67 63 51 15% 39% $2.10 Poor
Dirt - Sloppy 463 93 57 48 20% 43% $1.66 Avg
Turf - Soft 17 1 0 6 6% 41% $1.00 Bad
Turf - Yeilding 51 5 5 4 10% 27% $1.00 Bad
Dirt - Wet Fast 52 3 10 9 6% 42% $0.60 Poor

Posts

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
1-3 2014 344 296 276 17% 45% $1.44 Avg
4-6 1875 314 273 237 17% 44% $1.45 Avg
7-9 1185 178 160 122 15% 39% $1.77 Bad
10-12 382 51 38 38 13% 33% $1.66 Bad
13+ 13 0 0 2 0% 15% $0.00 Bad

Distances

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
5 Furlongs 112 30 23 11 27% 57% $3.62 Great
5.5-6 Furlongs 2143 397 325 260 19% 46% $1.52 Avg
6.5-7 Furlongs 781 116 111 96 15% 41% $1.48 Poor
1 Mile 816 127 112 99 16% 41% $1.52 Poor
1 1/16 Mile 1469 199 184 200 14% 40% $1.40 Poor
1 1/8 Mile and Over 148 18 12 9 12% 26% $1.65 Bad

Tracks

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Saratoga 890 111 104 109 12% 36% $1.46 Bad
Fair Grounds 235 37 39 36 16% 48% $1.19 Avg
Churchill Downs 1717 266 271 217 15% 44% $1.41 Avg
Keeneland 519 55 64 63 11% 35% $1.24 Bad
Oaklawn Park 1659 333 240 194 20% 46% $1.62 Avg
Kentucky Downs 100 6 7 8 6% 21% $0.98 Bad
Delta Downs 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Gulfstream Park 24 3 0 4 12% 29% $3.88 Bad
Lone Star Park 26 7 3 5 27% 58% $1.27 Great
Pimlico 38 10 6 7 26% 61% $1.92 Great
Belmont Park 62 11 5 6 18% 35% $2.77 Poor
Prairie Meadows 34 9 3 8 26% 59% $1.39 Great
Indiana Downs 11 0 2 2 0% 36% $0.00 Poor
Remington Park 54 19 8 6 35% 61% $2.85 Great
Zia Park 13 4 2 1 31% 54% $2.11 Great
Fort Erie 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $13.20  - 
Santa Anita Park 15 1 2 1 7% 27% $0.37 Bad
Sam Houston Race Park 7 2 0 1 29% 43% $3.17 Good
Delaware Park 4 0 0 1 0% 25% $0.00  - 
Ellis Park 25 3 5 4 12% 48% $1.46 Avg
Canterbury Park 4 1 1 0 25% 50% $0.90  - 
Parx Racing 9 2 2 2 22% 67% $25.16 Great
Del Mar 9 1 1 0 11% 22% $0.96 Bad
Finger Lakes 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $4.90  - 
Mountaineer Race Track And 4 2 2 0 50% 100% $1.90  - 
Turfway Park 4 1 0 0 25% 25% $1.76  - 
Aqueduct 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Woodbine 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $2.70  - 

Race Types

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Maiden 1873 305 274 212 16% 42% $1.47 Poor
Claiming 1900 327 266 261 17% 45% $1.54 Avg
Allowance 850 116 112 99 14% 38% $1.33 Poor
Stake 846 139 115 103 16% 42% $1.82 Avg

More Details

Primary Tracks: Keeneland, Saratoga, Oaklawn Park, Churchill Downs

 

Ricardo Santana Jr. is a Panamanian jockey who learned to ride at the famous Laffit Pincay Jockey School. Santana came to the United States in 2009 and began his riding career earning his first win in September of that year.

 

Santana found a home at Oaklawn Park where he ran off 6 consecutive riding titles. Many of these titles were in large part due to his tight relationship with Steve Asmussen who gives Ricardo first call on the mounts in his barn which means he often rides the top stock on the Oaklawn back side.

 

In 2016 Santana broke through the grade 1 ranks winning the Arkansas Derby aboard Creator. Since then he has captured several top stakes races across the country including 5 ins in the Count Fleet Sprint. In 2019 he earned his first Breeder’s Cup victory riding Mitole to a victory in the BC Sprint.

 

Accomplishments


Santana has been an up and coming jockey in America since his arrival at Oaklawn Park, but has since started to cement himself in the upper tier of jockeys in the United States. He has won at least 1 stakes race in every year since 2010 and won at least 10 graded stakes races in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

 

His marquee victories include the Count Fleet Sprint, the Arkansas Derby, The Apple Blossom, and the La Troienne. In 2019 he also won the Prince of Wales as part of the Candaian Triple Crown series and has a victory in the prestigious Breeder’s Cup.

 

Top Riders/Trainers: Steven Asmussen, Michael Maker, Todd Pletcher, Wayne Catalano, Rudy Rodriguez

 

Top 5 Career Horses in Earnings: Mitole, Whitmore, Silver State, Mia Mischief, She's a Julie