Ashley Broussard secured the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week honors for December 12 – 18, 2016, after a six-win race streak on a single card at Delta Downs. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America.
Just two weeks after winning five races in one night, jockey Ashley Broussard took her riding to a new level by winning six consecutive races at Delta Downs on Wednesday, December 14. She began her win streak in the fourth race aboard Randinsky ($6.60) and continued through the ninth race aboard Private Songster ($5.40). She had two additional mounts on the ten-race card, finishing fourth and second in the first two races of the night.
This is Broussard’s second season at Delta; she was the leading jockey in the 2015 meet until a fall resulting in collarbone and rib injuries forced her to miss the last two months of the meet. Despite the time off for her injuries, she ended the meet as the second-leading jockey behind Gerard Melancon.
With Broussard’s Wednesday victories, she is the second-leading jockey by wins for the current Delta Downs meet, which runs through March. Only Diego Saenz tops Broussard’s Delta wins.
A former barrel-racer, Broussard was a natural when she began riding as a jockey in 2013. She has since won multiple stakes and amassed over $5 million in earnings so far in her career. Last week, Broussard earned $124,320 in 25 starts, seven wins, and seven second-place finishes, bringing her 2016 totals to $2,279,502 in earnings from 730 starts.
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