Before the unprecedented streak began, Kimmel had saddled only one winner at Saratoga this season. That changed when Kimmel saddled three winners on Friday, August 29 and one each on Saturday, Sunday and two of the day’s first three winners on Monday’s card.
Kimmel also entered Break Water Edison in Monday’s featured 10th race, the 104th running of the Grade 1, $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful
Kimmel’s streak horses (with $2 win payoff) are:
· Premium Gold ($25.60), jockey Eibar Coa, third race, Monday, September 1.
· Gem for Hook ($4.40), jockey Kent Desormeaux, second race, Monday, September 1.
· Remarkable Remy ($17.20), jockey Rajiv Maragh, eighth race, Sunday, August 31.
· Freedom Bay ($20.20), jockey Eibar Coa, seventh race, Saturday, August 30.
· Timber Reserve ($7.40), jockey Kent Desormeaux, eighth race, Friday, August 29.
· Close Encounter ($9.40), jockey Edgar Prado, sixth race, Friday, August 29.
· Doughdaddy ($4.70), fifth race, jockey Eibar Coa, Friday, August 29.
On October 16, 1993, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey sent seven horses to post at Belmont Park and wound up with five stakes winners – Miner’s Mark (Jockey Club Gold Cup), Lure (Kelso Handicap), Heavenly Prize (Frizette), Dispute (Beldame) and Strolling Along (Lawrence Realization) -- and got an allowance win from Regal Solution.
Earlier this meet, trainer Linda Rice saddled the first four finishers of the Mechanicville Stakes: Ahvee’s Destiny, Canadian Ballet, Silver Timber and Karakorum Elektra.
In 1983, trainer Michael Dickinson saddled the first five finishers of the Cheltenham Gold Cup. They were 9-year-old Bregawn, Captain John, Wayward Lad, Silver Buck, and Ashley House. Dickinson also sent out a record 12 winners in one day on Boxing Day (December 26), 1982.