March 18, 2023 GMT
Jockey Jaime Rodriguez rides 7 winners on Laurel card
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Jaime Rodriguez rode a record-tying seven winners at Laurel on Friday.
The 32-year-old jockey tied two others for the most wins on a single card at the Maryland racetrack. Horacio Karamanos had seven straight wins on Dec. 15, 1969, and Horacio Karamanos tied it on Oct. 26, 2002.
“Seven wins in one day?” Rodriguez said. “It’s impressive.”
Rodriguez won the first five races on the card. He then won the seventh and capped his day with a win in the eighth.
Rodriguez, from Puerto Rico, had a career year in 2022, with career bests in wins (243) and purse earnings ($7.5 million). He ranked seventh among North American riders in wins.
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