- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - John Velazquez won his third career Bill Shoemaker Award as the top jockey of the Breeders’ Cup after another rider was mistakenly announced as the winner.

Javier Castellano was originally announced as the recipient and he accepted the trophy Saturday. The Breeders’ Cup later cited a tabulation error for the mistake and apologized.

Velazquez totaled 26 points in the scoring system that decides the winner. Castellano and Rosie Napravnik tied for second with 20 points each.

Velazquez won the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf with Main Sequence and had four other top-three finishes on Saturday at Santa Anita. He had a pair of seconds with Carpe Diem in the $2 million Juvenile and Stephanie’s Kitten in the $1 million Filly & Mare Turf. He also had a pair of thirds with Undrafted in the $1 million Turf Sprint and with Thank You Marylou in the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint.

The 42-year-old jockey from Puerto Rico has 13 career Cup victories. He also won the award in 2004 and 2011.

The award is named for the late jockey who won four Kentucky Derbies and more than 8,800 races in his career.

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