Lumpkins Sets Turfway Riding Record

Edited track release

Turfway Park's leading jockey Jason Lumpkins broke Kris Prather's 2001 record of 109 wins during a Winter-Spring Meet on Monday when he collected his 110th victory aboard Denis W. Roberson's Sir Grunt in the fourth race.

Lumpkins, who was riding his first full meet at Turfway Park after moving his tack from Northern California, had a tremendous meet by any standards.

In addition to running away with the leading rider title, he won seven stakes races, won five races on a card six times, and reached his 2,000th career win.

Lumpkins was the regular rider of Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, who won the $50,000 WEBN Stakes and $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes before finishing third in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), as well as Sam Pollock's Seven Four Seven, who won three straight stakes – the $50,000 Likely Exchange, $50,000 Wintergreen and $50,000 Fairway Fun Stakes.

"I'm very excited to have broken the record," said Lumpkins. "It's been really great. I knew coming into the meet, I was close to my 2,000th victory and I was glad to get that here. I'd like to thank (trainer) Bernie Flint and (trainer) Greg Foley for giving me the opportunity to ride their good horses."

Through Monday's fourth race, Lumpkins was 74 wins in front of Rafael Bejarano, who is second in the Turfway standings, and was ranked second in the nation for wins behind Russell Baze.

Turfway Park's Winter-Spring Meet concludes Thursday, April 3. First post will be 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday with 12 live races each night.

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