Local jockey leads nationwide 2011 statistic by percent of stakes winners

Dirk Crane, the resident jockey each year from September to May at Fleming Thoroughbred Farm’s Breaking and Training facility in Willcox, AZ, leads the nationwide 2011 jockey statistics in percent of stakes winners. With 6.56% stakes winners per mounts he bests Mike E. Smith, who came in third with 5.59%, by one percentage point. Nate Smith with 5.88% stakes winners per mounts was second. Published by Thoroughbred Times, the statistic included only jockeys with 100 or more  mounts.