Jockey Jaime Rodriguez Falls One Win Shy Of U.S. Record For Consecutive Wins - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Jockey Jaime Rodriguez Falls One Win Shy Of U.S. Record For Consecutive Wins

Jaime Rodriguez

Leading rider Jaime Rodriguez fell a win shy of equaling the United States record for most consecutive winners by a jockey at Delaware Park on Thursday.

Rodriguez ran his consecutive win stretch to eight by winning the first race aboard Celeritas Racing and Rudy Rodriguez's Valenzan Day, but his streak came to an end when he finished second aboard Diane Manning's Lightfoot Miss in the second race.

According to various sources, Albert Adams set the United States record of nine in 1930.  The record was equaled by Anthony Black in 1993 and then again by Travis Dunkelberger in 2009.  The North American record of 14 consecutive wins was set by Tim Moccasin in Canada in 2001.

The consecutive win streak started on Friday, September 16, when he rode the final three winners on the Delaware Park card.  He won aboard Runnymoore Racing's Late Frost in the sixth race, he followed by winning aboard Norman L. Rader's Riveting Spirit in seventh race and then with Gelfenstein Farm's Soupster in the eighth race.

On Saturday, September 17, he rode all of four his mounts to victory at Delaware Park beginning with Charles Blanford and Jagger Inc.'s The Colera Kid in the second race, followed by Bell Gable Stable's Bourbon Over Ice in the fourth race, Team Hanley's The Elle Train in the fifth and Skull Stable's Battle Cry in the sixth race.

Rodriguez notched his first riding title at Delaware Park last year.  The 31-year-old native of Puerto Rico notched his 1,000th winner at Mahoning Valley on February 21, 2018.

Live racing is conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The meet is scheduled to conclude on Breeders' Cup Saturday, November 5th.

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