Dominguez dominant with Saratoga six-timer
Report: USA, Sunday
RAMON DOMINGUEZ, winner of the Eclipse Award as champion jockey for the last two years, was in dominant form when he recorded a six-timer at Saratoga on Sunday.
The only other jockey to have achieved the feat in the 144-year history of America's most prestigious venue is John Velazquez.
Ramon Dominguez: six winners from seven rides on SundayPICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi
Dominguez scored on six of his seven mounts. "I am very excited," he said. "Coming into today, I looked at the programme and was very excited about my chances and everything clicked into place.
"I am very happy to win six races - this is a place you want to do it, for sure. Saratoga is really the meet. It doesn't get any better than this."
Dominguez's six winners were Paper Plane, Summer Front, Rigby, Temper In Command, Reach For Peach and Wet One.
>> John Velazquez, who won six races at Saratoga on September 3, 2001, returns to action on Wednesday after a spell on the sidelines with a broken collarbone after a spill at Churchill Downs.
Also on Sunday
Saratoga: Sanford Stakes (Grade 2) 6f, dirt, 2yo
The most prestigious two-year-old race of the season to date went to the favourite Bern Identity (Kelly Breen/Rosie Napravnik), who wore down front-running Handsome Jack to score by just over a length.
After a runaway success at Belmont on June 1, the son of Bernstein scooped a $100,000 bonus on offer from the New York Racing Association for any maiden winner at Belmont or Aqueduct going on to take a graded stakes at at NYRA track.
The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint is an end-of-term objective.