Jockey Paco Lopez started Sunday’s action at Monmouth Park by winning the first five races on the card.
Lopez’s first victory came aboard Free to Fly in a starter optional claiming race. He followed that with scores aboard Be Better in a maiden special weight event, R Love On the Run and Call Bros in a pair of claiming races, and then Edie Meeny Miny Mo in allowance optional claiming flight.
An all-Lopez early Pick 5 returned $14.40 for 50 cents.
Lopez's first loss of the day came in the seventh race, as he finished second in a claiming race on Like What I See. He was then seventh in the eighth race, the Smart N Classy Handicap, with mount Bramble Bay, and off the board in the nightcap, a maiden claiming event, on Le Coste.
Lopez holds the single-day Monmouth Park record of seven wins which he has done three times, most recently Aug. 28.
For the year, Lopez sports a 483: 82-71-84 record with $3.43 million earned. His 17 wins during the current Monmouth meet are six more than the 11 races won by both Samy Camacho and Isaac Castillo.