04/02/2011 6:35PM

Gulfstream: It's Todd's world . . . and Johnny V.'s too


Trainer Todd Pletcher equaled his own Gulfstream Park record of five wins on a single card, completing the five bagger with a pair of devastating victories by Awesome Maria in the Grade 3 Rampart and R Heat Lightning in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Oaks. Velazquez rode four of Pletcher's winners to extend his lead atop the jockey standings.

As good a day as Pletcher had, it did not quite equal his accomplishments on Florida Derby day in 2007 when he won three stakes, the main event with Scat Daddy along with the Skip Away and Bonnie Miss.