Have you ever had a really great day at your job? You
feel like you can do no wrong as everything seems to go perfectly. It’s a
pretty terrific feeling isn’t it? Well now consider the day Ramon Dominguez had
after punching the clock at the Spa. Some jockeys can go an entire meet without
winning six races. Ramon Dominguez knocked that number off in one afternoon.
And of all places to do it, the 35-year-old native Venezuelan did it at Saratoga,
America’s greatest race meet. Check out how the day unfolded for Ramon…
First Race – Paper Plane rushes to the lead and gamely
holds off Victory Island to win the Allowance race by a neck at 3-1.
Second Race – Summer Front waited patiently before
exploding on the outside to win the Duluth Stakes going away by two lengths at 2-5.
Third Race – Rest & Relaxation
Fourth Race – Rigby stalked the early lead before
making a quick move to take the lead and rolled home from there to win the $20,000
Claiming race by a 6 ½ lengths at 7-2.
Fifth Race – Current Design relaxed in the middle of
the pack before launching a rally that carried him to 2nd one length
short of Hardrocker in the Maiden Claiming turf race at even money.
Sixth Race – Rest & Relaxation
Seventh Race – Temper in Command stalked the early lead
before taking over in the stretch to win the grassy Maiden Special Weight going
away by three lengths at 3-1.
Eighth Race – Reach for a Peach was reserved off the
pace early before making steady progress into the stretch and then took
command late to win the Allowance turf race by 1 ½ lengths at 2-1.
Ninth Race – Rest & Relaxation
Tenth Race – Wet One was near the back of the pack
early, and still sixth in the lane before powering home in the late stages to
get up and win $20,000 Claiming race on the turf by a length at 3-1.
Final Tally for Ramon Dominguez today at Saratoga -
Seven races, six wins, one second. Bravo, Ramon!