Emerald Downs: Jockey Alex Cruz Has Ridden At Least One Winner On 44 Straight Cards

At Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., 28-year-old jockey Alex Cruz has quietly been building a record streak of horse racing victories. According to the Seattle Times, Cruz has won at least one race on 44 straight race days at Emerald Downs, annihilating the track’s previous record of 30 days with a win set by Kevin Radke in 2003.

Hall of Fame jockey Chris Antley set a streak of 64 race days with at least one win in 1989, though he was often riding at two tracks a day.

Cruz’s streak hit 25 days by the end of the 2020 season at Emerald Downs, and on opening day this year the jockey was afraid he might not extend it. By the afternoon’s eighth and final race, Cruz still had not gotten his victory for the day.

“I was afraid, because I was so close (to the record),” Cruz told the Seattle Times. “I was getting second and second and second, and I was, ‘Oh my gosh, I am going to lose this chance to beat the record.’ The horse (5-1 chance Queen Breezy) just took the lead, and he had never showed speed before … I crossed the wire, and I was just laughing. ‘How? How did I do this?’ “

Cruz has told his agent David “Marbles” Singer that his goal is to best Antley’s record.

Read more at the Seattle Times.

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