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Carrasco Rides Four Winners, Moves To Within Single Digits Of McCarthy In Jockey Standings
BALTIMORE, 05-31-14---Victor Carrasco rode four winners Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course and moved to within seven of Trevor McCarthy for the top spot in the standings with three live racing days remaining in the spring meeting.
The 2013 Eclipse Award winning apprentice scored aboard Inspired by Grace ($4.40-race 5), Graeme’s Song ($10.60-race 6), Sortano ($14.20-race 7) and Dulcedumbre ($7-race 10). The 21-year-old now has ridden 33 winners during the meet, seven behind McCarthy.
“What an awesome day,” Carrasco said. “I am still working hard and trying to improve every day. I am thankful the trainers still have trust in me and give me good horses to ride. I really appreciate it.”
McCarthy, who rode at Monmouth Park Saturday, has mounts in all nine races at Pimlico Sunday, while Carrasco is named on seven runners.
“I don’t pay too much attention to the standings,” added Carrasco. “If I start thinking about it, I might start doing the wrong things. I just want win races.”
The 35-day stand ends a week from today. There is also live racing Friday afternoon.
About Pimlico Race Course
Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing's famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.
Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.