12/07/2012 5:56PM

Finger Lakes: Rohena ends Davila's 10-year-old reign as leading rider


For the first time in more than a decade, someone other John Davila Jr. finished atop the jockey standings at Finger Lakes.

Wilfredo Rohena, 47, officially ended Davila’s 10-year reign as leading rider when Finger Lakes completed its 2012 season on Friday. Fittingly, Rohena won the last race of the meet aboard the 5-year-old mare Bandit Lady.

Rohena, a 28-year veteran who led the standings at El Commandante in his native Puerto Rico in 1994, finished the season with 138 victories, nine more than Davila.

Among the trainers, Chris Englehart continued his dominance by saddling 135 winners to lead the standings for the 10th straight year and the 12th time overall.

The 4-year-old filly Clean Jean was chosen as the track’s horse of the year after winning 8 of 15 starts locally. Claimed by trainer Sal Iorio Jr. on May 1, Clean Jean won six races and hit the board in two stakes after moving to her new barn.

She collected her 10th win of the year on Nov. 6 to become the winningest Thoroughbred in North America this season.