Kabel's Remarkable Turf Streak Ends at Seven

(from Woodbine report)
Jockey Todd Kabel's incredible seven-race winning streak on the turf came to an end Sunday at Woodbine when he finished second aboard Gangster in the third race.

Kabel, a four-time Sovereign Award winner and currently the leading rider at the Toronto oval, entered Sunday's card with a Canadian record seven-for-seven in grass races to start a season.

"It's another goal achieved, although I didn't expect to do it or even know about the record," said Kabel, Canada's champion rider in 2003. "But that's why we're all here, to give it all we have."

His unbeaten string prompted Woodbine's veteran track announcer Dan Loiselle to refer to Kabel's exploits during those races as 'Todd on the sod' and 'The Sodmeister', as the wins kept mounting.