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Manny Franco rode the winners of 28 races to claim the leading jockey title during the 16-day spring meet at Aqueduct which concluded Sunday. The 29-year-old native of Carolina, Puerto Rico earned a repeat win and his third overall title at the meet after capturing last year’s Big A spring title with 37 wins and the 2019 title with 18 wins.

“It feels great to be back on top,” said Franco, who is represented by agent John Panagot. “I’m just grateful and happy to be in this position. I want to say thanks to all the trainers and owners and all the people who make this possible.”

Linda Rice saddled the winners of 18 races to notch her 15th training title at a NYRA meeting and her seventh at the circuit’s last eight meets. It was her fifth Big A spring meet title, adding to wins in 2011-12, 2017 and 2023.

Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables claimed its 26th owners’ title at a NYRA meeting and fifth Big A spring title, posting a record of 18-7-5-1 and $480,960 in earnings to be the leading Big A spring owner for the third consecutive year.

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