Rene Douglas, Arlington's leading jockey, won the first five races on Arlington Park's nine-race card Thursday and a total of seven victories from nine mounts on the program.Douglas' streak actually began with the final race on the Wednesday program when the 36-year-old reinsman guided Somethingdangerous ($8.00) to victory, his third on that card and meet leading 68th win entering Thursday's races. The Panamanian-born rider then rattled off scores in the first five races Thursday, taking the opener aboard Stormy Rosa ($5.20), the second with Excellabet ($7), the third astride Uncontrollable ($6.20), the fourth on Quest For Truth ($4.20) and the fifth with Willow Cove ($7.40).
The skein came to a close when his sixth-race mount, One More Moondance, finished fifth, but he quickly rebounded to take the next two races -- winning the seventh with Red Mimi ($3.20) and the eighth on Chirimoya ($3.80). His ninth-race mount, Marnita, finished third.Douglas, who now has 75 wins at the meet, leads his closest pursuer Eusebio Razo Jr. by 27 victories. The track's all-time record is eight wins from nine mounts on a single
program, recorded by Pat Day on September 13, 1989.