Eddie Castro's 9 Wins at Calder Sets Record

(from Calder report)
Jockey Eddie Castro made North American horseracing history at Calder Race Course on Saturday by winning nine races on the 13-race card, including the featured $100,000 Office Queen Stakes.

Castro had 11 mounts in his record run, which came a day after he won five races at the same track, giving him 14 victories in the past two days.

"When I'm riding these kind of horses, I just try to take advantage and make the most of it; but it takes some luck to win this many," Castro said after setting the national record.

His nine winners set the record for the most wins by a jockey in a single day at one racetrack in North America. According to the Daily Racing Form's American Racing Manual of 2004, the record for wins in a single day is held by the late Chris Antley, who rode four winners at Aqueduct during the day and five winners at Meadowlands Race Course at night on Oct. 31, 1987.

Castro broke the Calder single-day mark of six wins after bringing in Carey's Gold in the 11th race. He won the Office Queen aboard Snug Harbour.

The 20-year-old native of Panama is currently the leading rider of the Calder meet. He was the leading jockey of the 2004 Calder meet and the 2003/04 and 2004/05 Tropical meets. He was the nation's Eclipse Award winning apprentice in 2003.

Also according to the American Racing Manual, six jockeys have won eight races on a single track card, most recently Ken Shino at Fonner Park on April 2, 2000 and Pat Day at Arlington Park on Sept. 13, 1989.

Castro's day went like this:
Race 1 -- 2nd, Southphilly Barry
Race 2 -- 1st, Bill's No Trouble ($4.00)
Race 3 -- 1st, Snug Harbour ($8.20)
Race 4 -- 1st, Dakota Max ($13.00)
Race 5 -- no mount
Race 6 -- 1st, Five Star Susan ($7.00)
Race 7 -- no mount
Race 8 -- 4th, Broadway Buck
Race 9 -- 1st, Kin's Hurrah ($6.00)
Race 10 -- 1st, Sebastian Light ($12.20)
Race 11 -- 1st, Carey's Gold ($5.40)
Race 12 -- 1st, Agent Won ($7.20)
Race 13 -- 1st, Ben's Advantage ($3.80)

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