Leparoux Sets Churchill Downs Wins Record

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jockey Julien Leparoux has broken a 23-year-old Churchill Downs record for wins at a Fall Meet previously held by Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day.

Leparoux on Friday rode Just Like William to a head victory in the third race for his 56th triumph of the meet. It was his second win on the day. He also won the second race aboard Calabria.

Day previously established the Fall Meet mark in 1985 when he rode 55 winners in a 30-day meet.

Three of Leparoux's victories came in stakes. Leparoux's best day of the meet came on Nov. 11 when he rode a record-tying single-day total of seven winners.

A 25-year-old native of Senlis, France, Leparoux also won titles in the 2006 and 2007 Spring Meets as well as the 2007 Fall Meet.

The Fall Meet at Churchill Downs closes Saturday.

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