Santana Jr Ricardo

Starts

5541

1st

897

2nd

779

3rd

680

Win %

16%

Show %

43%

$2 ROI

$1.52

DHP

Poor

Surfaces

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf 1036 93 98 136 9% 32% $1.49 Bad
Dirt 4500 802 681 544 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 3502 622 529 427 18% 45% $1.55 Avg
Turf - Firm 735 64 69 96 9% 31% $1.16 Bad
Dirt - Muddy 237 38 42 36 16% 49% $1.11 Avg
Dirt - Good 470 69 63 52 15% 39% $2.08 Poor
Dirt - Sloppy 477 95 61 50 20% 43% $1.65 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 2042 350 300 277 17% 45% $1.44 Avg
4-6 1899 317 278 239 17% 44% $1.45 Avg
7-9 1199 179 162 123 15% 39% $1.76 Bad
10-12 388 51 39 39 13% 33% $1.64 Bad
13+ 13 0 0 2 0% 15% $0.00 Bad

Distances

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
5 Furlongs 113 30 23 11 27% 57% $3.59 Great
5.5-6 Furlongs 2182 404 335 260 19% 46% $1.51 Avg
6.5-7 Furlongs 782 116 111 96 15% 41% $1.48 Poor
1 Mile 826 130 112 102 16% 42% $1.52 Poor
1 1/16 Mile 1489 199 186 202 13% 39% $1.39 Poor
1 1/8 Mile and Over 149 18 12 9 12% 26% $1.64 Bad

Tracks

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Saratoga 900 111 104 110 12% 36% $1.44 Bad
Fair Grounds 239 37 39 37 15% 47% $1.17 Avg
Churchill Downs 1721 266 272 218 15% 44% $1.41 Avg
Keeneland 519 55 64 63 11% 35% $1.24 Bad
Oaklawn Park 1713 343 251 196 20% 46% $1.60 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 1899 308 279 214 16% 42% $1.47 Poor
Claiming 1927 333 270 263 17% 45% $1.54 Avg
Allowance 861 117 115 99 14% 38% $1.31 Poor
Stake 854 139 115 104 16% 42% $1.80 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