Edited Charles Town Races & Slots release
With his win aboard Citigambler in the third race at Charles Town Nov. 14, jockey Travis Dunkelberger equaled the United States record for consecutive wins by a jockey with nine. The record was established by Albert Adams in 1930 and equaled in 1993 by Anthony Black.
(The North American record of 14 consecutive wins was set by Tim Moccasin in northwest Canada in 2001.)
Dunkelberger’s effort to hold the record outright fell short in Race 7 when his mount, Warm Springs Girl, finished second as the odds-on favorite.
Prior to the seventh race, the Charles Town-based Dunkelberger had reeled off nine consecutive wins at both Charles Town and Laurel, with his last defeat coming in Laurel’s fifth race Nov. 11.
Having missed a substantial part of 2009 due to injury, Dunkelberger had only recently made his return to action. His biggest win after returning from injury was aboard Russell Road in the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic.
Travis Dunkelberger – Nine Consecutive Winning Mounts
Date Track Race Horse Odds
Nov. 11 Laurel Race 6 Trophy Collector 3.50
Nov. 11 Charles Town Race 1 Imanheiress 0.60*
Nov. 11 Charles Town Race 7 Covert Action 1.90*
Nov. 11 Charles Town Race 10 Mr. Synfuel 0.60
Nov. 12 Laurel Race 6 Dixieland Melody 1.50*
Nov. 13 Charles Town Race 4 Lolibop 2.60
Nov. 14 Laurel Race 8 Love's Blush 2.70
Nov. 15 Charles Town Race 1 Never Mined 1.10*
Nov. 15 Charles Town Race 3 Citigambler 0.30*