ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Smith won his second straight Bill Shoemaker award as the top jockey of the Breeders' Cup.
He won the Marathon and Juvenile Turf on Friday and the Turf Sprint on Saturday, extending his record for most Cup wins by a jockey to 20. Smith also had second-, third- and fourth-place finishes in the two-day world championships at Santa Anita.
The 48-year-old rider won with 37 points, four more than 50-year-old Gary Stevens, based on a scoring system that awards points for first through fourth place finishes in the 14 Cup races.
The season-ending world championships drew a two-day total of 94,628, up from last year's total of 89,742. Santa Anita is in the middle of a three-year run as the host site.
The two-day wagering total on the 14 Cup races was $160,704,877, an 11 percent increase over the $144,272,332 total for the 2012 event.