Lezcano Equals Monmouth Mark With 6 Wins
Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:48 PM
Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008 7:54 PM
Photo: Jim Lisa
Jockey Jose Lezcano rode six winners on Monmouth Park’s June 22 card, equaling a Monmouth Park record.
Lezcano’s six-pack kicked off in the second race with Shore ($4.20). He continued in the third atop Sweet Sugardaddy ($3), the sixth aboard Adjust ($7.80), the seventh with Way With Words ($9.20), the ninth on Coli Bear ($11) and the finale with Brush the Rail ($15).
Walter Blum, in 1961, was the first rider to win six on a single card at the New Jersey track. It was equaled in 1984 by Chris Antley, in 1987 by Julie Krone and by Joe Bravo in 1994, 2002, 2005 and 2006.
The win aboard Coli Bear came in the $70,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes.
Lezcano and Coli Bear overtook My Sister Sue in deep stretch to win by a half-length.
“We went fast early on, but my horse still had something left in the lane when My Sister Sue got tired,” Lezcano said. “She ran well and dug down for me.”
A 23-year-old native of Panama, Lezcano returned to win his six races a day after being unseated from his mount, Brainy Baxter, in the final race June 21.
Following Sunday’s card, Lezcano leads the Monmouth rider standings with 42 victories, two more than Eddie Castro and 13-time leading jockey Joe Bravo.
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