Louisiana Derby weekend may have already passed, but James Graham just keeps adding victories to his ledger.
The Hall-of-Fame jockey, along with Tom Amoss and Maggi Moss, were announced as meet champions at the Fair Grounds for the past year Monday.
Graham had finished second in the Fair Grounds rider standings four times. He earned his first title in New Orleans after coming away with 106 wins over the 81-day meet.
After finishing in second place to Rosie Napravnik in the past two meets, Graham finished with one more win than he did last year and earned a total of $3.2 million in purses.
Graham achieved his 2,000th career win in Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap, atop 22-1 long-shot Call Me George, trained by Grant Foster.
New Orleans native Tom Amoss was awarded his 11th Fair Grounds training title and second in the past three years, compiling 41 victories and a meet-leading $1.29 million over 152 starts.
Amoss has 1,051 victories at the Fair Grounds, second to Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg’s estimated 1,210.
Maggi Moss earned her fifth consecutive owners title, earning $437,695 in purses with 15 victories over 61 starts.
Moss’ horses won 25 percent of their starts, the highest rate for any owner with more than 40 starts, and had the second-highest number of top-3 finishers with 37, trailing Keith Plaisance’s 40.
International Star and I’m a Chatterbox swept the six Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks prep races at the Fair Grounds and were named horses of the meet.
Fifteen members of the media, the Fair Grounds racing office and the Fair Grounds publicity team voted on the winners. International Star and I’m a Chatterbox each received seven votes, with the only other vote going to Louisiana-bred Udoknowack, who won four races.
Owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, International Star was ridden by Miguel Mena to wins in the Grade III Lecomte, the Grade II Risen Star and Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby.
The Fletcher and Carolyn Gray-owned I’m a Chatterbox won the Listed Silverbulletday Stakes, the Grade III Rachel Alexandra and Saturday’s Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks. The 3-year-old filly is trained by Larry Jones.