11/06/2011 6:39PM

Delaware: Vazquez repeats as meet's leading trainer


Juan Vazquez repeated as Delaware Park’s leading trainer, finishing the 2011 season which concluded Saturday afternoon with 61 victories, 10 ahead of runner-up Jamie Ness.

Vazquez, 36, won his first training title at the 2010 meet with 83 victories.

Joe Rocco Jr., 29, won his first riding title with 94 victories, 20 more than Abel Castellano. Defending champion Rosie Napravnik, who missed three months with a fractured wrist, tied with Ricardo Chiappe for third with 36 victories.

Rocco had finished 12th a year ago, when he rode on a limited basis due to an injury. His previous best at Delaware came in 2008, when he was second in the jockey standings.

Midwest Thoroughbreds finished as the leading owner for the second straight season with 47 wins, three more than its 2010 leading total.