Kabel Has 'Enough' to Tie Woodbine Mark
Updated: Sunday, December 12, 2004 7:55 PM
(from Woodbine report)
Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2004 7:55 PM
Jockey Todd Kabel equaled a 38-year-old record with his 36th stakes victory of the season by guiding 2-year-old Enough Is Enough home first in the $134,875 Kingarvie Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday, the final card of the 167-day long meet.
Avelino Gomez established the mark for number of stakes wins in a season by a jockey in 1966.
"It's awesome," Kabel beamed, when asked about having his name etched in the record books. "He (Gomez) was the king, but now he has to share the crown with another king. It's a great honor to be in his league. Dreams come true."
Enough Is Enough edged Dave The Knave by a neck in 1:46.06 for 1 1/16 miles of muddy racetrack.
The bay son of Porto Foricos, who paid $8.60 to win in the Kingarvie, was trained to victory by Steve Attard for the partnership of Milloy, Pettle and Attard.
Daddy Cool was hot in the afternoon's other stakes event, capturing the $137,375 Valedictory Stakes.
Jim McAleney guided the Stronach Stable silk-bearer to a 9 ½-length victory for trainer Sean Smullen.
It was the 6-year-old's fifth consecutive win. The gray son of Capote paid $4.80 to win.
Kabel was the riding leader for the second consecutive time and fifth overall, winning 156 races at Woodbine in 2004. He also topped the 1992, 1995, 2001 and 2003 meets.
Patrick Husbands was second on the chart with 137 wins, with Jim McAleney, third courtesy 109 victories. Kabel also took the purse earnings title with $10,467,570.
It was nip and tuck in the chase for the 2004 Woodbine training title as Sid Attard and Robert Tiller went down to the final weekend to decide it. Attard used two wins on Saturday to ice his third Woodbine championship (1982-Fall, 1996), winning 73 races overall to Tiller's 68.
Mark Casse was third with 45 wins. Mark Frostad was the purse earnings leader with $4,343,851.
Sam-Son Farm topped Woodbine's owner standings with purse earnings of $4,262,645. Stronach Stables Inc. was second with $2,788,557 with a meet-leading 44 wins. Frank DiGiulio was third with $1,738,615.
Soaring Free, a Horse of the Year candidate, led all horses with $946,740 in earnings.
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