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Regal Nurse Runs Win Streak To Eight Straight
BALTIMORE, 04-19-12---Regal Nurse ran her win-streak to eight with a dominating eight-length victory in Thursday’s ninth race at Pimlico Race Course. It was the first turf score for the daughter of Monarchos, who was recently claimed by top trainer Dane Kobiskie.
“She is turf top and bottom so I was dying to see her on the grass,” Kobiskie said. “The only thing that scared me is when you have a horse who is so good on the dirt you start second guessing yourself. But she ran big and we plan on keeping her on the grass.”
The streak began last fall with three victories at Hawthorne, the last of which where she was claimed by Jamie Ness, who brought Regal Nurse to Maryland. She won three races during the Laurel Park winter meet and another on opening weekend of the Pimlico stand, when she was claimed by Kobiskie.
“I got lucky, it was a six-way shake,” added Kobiskie. “I am going to keep her in starter allowance company but she is eligible for a three-other than which is in the (condition) book next Thursday. I may give that race a shot.”
The record for most consecutive victories by a United States-based horse is 22 held by Rapid Redux, who is owned by Baltimore County resident Robert Cole.
“Cole better watch out,” joked Kobiskie. “She is 100% sound and I am going to take good care of her. We will pick our spots and chase the record.”
Regal Nurse is now 13-of-21 with earnings of $142,161.