Jockey Joe Crispin had a huge day at Portland Meadows Nov. 17, winning seven races on the nine-race card to equal his own record for wins on one program.
Crispin has won seven races on one day three times at the Oregon racetrack. The last time he accomplished the feat was in 2007.
Crispin started out the day with a win aboard odds-on favorite Decatur Island in the opener for leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who is based in Northern California but has a string at Portland Meadows. Crispin then won race four aboard Classy Prize, the second choice for trainer Charlie Essex, and race five with Hollendorfer trainee Karakot.
Crispin won the sixth race, the $15,000 Dennis Dodge Memorial Stakes for 2-year-olds, with odds-on favorite El Gaucho, also trained by Hollendorfer. He then won the seventh race aboard Tough Gold for trainer Neil Knapp.
In the eighth race, the Mt. Hood Handicap, Bijou Barrister rallied from far back to give Crispin his sixth victory of the day. Crispin closed out the card by guiding Trail Beyond to win the ninth event.
Crispin is one of four local riders that will square off against four jockeys from Southern California in the XpressBet Jockey Challenge at Portland Meadows Nov. 29.