12/27/2013 5:57PM

Aqueduct: Jacobson collects record 160th winner in New York


David Jacobson established a record for races won in a single year on the New York Racing Association circuit when Tiz Gianna ($4.40) captured Friday’s seventh race at Aqueduct as the favorite under jockey David Cohen.

“It’s something very special,” said Jacobson. “I thought after we had a really good meet at Saratoga, I might have a shot. It worked out. It was great to have David and Drawing Away Stable involved in this special moment.”

Jacobson, 59, sent out three winners when racing resumed after the Christmas break on Dec. 26, equaling Gary Contessa’s mark of 159 victories in 2007.

Jacobson collected victory number 160 when Tiz Gianni, owned by Drawing Away and the trainer, collared pacesetter Itsagoodtendollars in the stretch to win a $30,000 claiming route. Drawing Away is New York’s leading owner with 88 wins this year, all trained by Jacobson.

“Congratulations to the people that worked so hard to break my record for most wins in a year in New York,” said Contessa. “I enjoyed it. Now it’s your turn. Enjoy the moment.”

With 31 horses entered on the year’s three final racing programs Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, Jacobson, the son of the late Buddy  Jacobson, a five-time leading trainer in New York, will have ample opportunity to increase his record total.

“Setting records wasn’t a goal when I came back to training,” said Jacobson, who returned to the game in 2007 after a 25-year absence. “I was just trying to win a race at a time. Hopefully, we’ll keep this going for a long time and break the record next year.”

Jacobson leads the inner-track meet - which began Dec 11 - with 19 wins through Friday’s racing.






zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
Race 5 at Aqueduct today. Guaranteed cheating by Jacobson with Writingonthewall. No doubt at all. Adding it to the file.
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
Up to players to organize and start class action lawsuits against trainers who cheat. If they are ok stealing millions from the betting public, the people who make this game possible in the first place, they should be willing to pay millions back as well. My own methodology can easily prove the cheating. Maybe not for one single race, but definitely for a sample of races. I'm sure I'm far from the only one.
JAHMAN More than 1 year ago
I just read the Tour of the Cat saga and I am sick to my stomach how can this filth continue to train an d be glorified? More than one vet said the hora tendon was swollen and tender to the touch yet this cretin said he though th horse had a few more races in him? Like father like son and his father was even worse stated he did not even like horses if we raced kangaroos he would train them. Shining beckon here NYRA not!
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
How can anybody take this sport seriously when its main publication the racing form is out there praising the biggest cheats in the game?...this guy and rudy rodrigues are proof of two things testings in new york testing is a joke and at aqueduct nobody is watching them..rudys percentage fell to about 8% in the summer now its back in the 30 % range jacobson fell to about 10% now its creeping back up to the high 30s..the fact is n.y.r.a does not give a darn its all smoke and mirrors all they want is casino revenue.they put out some p,r. b.s. about how they will be watching and do it for one week or so and then its business as usual.fact is new york racing is as crooked now as it was when the mob was involved in the 70s and early 80s.
ratakabundai . More than 1 year ago
it would not have anything to do with the fact that the high power stables have moved their best horses down to florida would it?
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
no it does not.it was the same way in the summer at belmont before they got caught.
kmunster2003 More than 1 year ago
Excellent analysis Ray. He is appealing his four Flunaxin positives during the spring summer. HIs percentage dropped like a stone to 8% with a very low in the money percentage too and now they get to Aqueduct and he is a "a super " trainer again. HIs horses dont tire now unlike during summer . Very interesting. As for Jacobsen, his horses and barn were watched for three weeks at Belmont and he won only won or town races. Even Andy Serling said he was in slump on NYRA feed duirng that time. He implied thats why but would never admit publicly(he needs his job.) This is really easy detective work and not conspiracy theories. Where there is smoke there's fire. Take care .Kevin
Chuck Seddio More than 1 year ago
i posted a few comments back and drff let it go,this guy buddy jr for the record gave up his own father,who was on the run after walking out of prison disguised as his lawyer,jr deal was he was being busted for cocaine trafficing and the way he got off was to hold his father on the phone long enough for the feds to get a trace and they busted the old man in a california diner only because the great buddy jr gave him up. and nyra has the nerve to praise this credent. you never give up a parent no matter what
akhiym james More than 1 year ago
Hopefully no one has forgot about NYRA putting cameras in this guy's barn to see if he was cheating or not. I haven't heard anything about them finding any proof of him cheating or he wouldn't be training. Just like someone said he has a formula and has found the best way to use it. Until proven guilty he's innocent but there's nothing wrong with people being suspicious that's goes with the territory of any sport
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
ho please give me a break cameras in the stall really.and then he gets to take the horse for a mile walk with no surveillance .
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
so you think his horses are being injected with something while out in the open and walking. I guess some can do no wrong and others will always be hated.
mark oleary More than 1 year ago
Hey, say what you want, he's a hell of a trainer and did learn a lot from his old man. I don't know about the colusion with the stewards or the enhancers, all I know he's easy to handicap. Just use every horse he runs. Kind of just like Rudy Rodriguez. Between the two of them, when they are in a race I use them both and don't bother reading the form so deeply. Kudos to the moneymakers!
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
anybody who is willing to cheat and has some way of getting away with it is a hell of a trainer..duthrow was for years until he got caught..frank passero won 16 in a row until they caught him in the pepper cream in horses ball scandal.
Matthew Ellis More than 1 year ago
It appears an article on the history of this stable and Fathers would be in order and greatly received. ( Truth and information is all that's desired ) it would also stop a lot of conjecture or misinformation. I hope this will be done in the future especially with this great training feat. Everyone should be interested in this rise to GREATNESS !
sjm80s . More than 1 year ago
When does Rick Dutrow come back?
Robin Cardoza More than 1 year ago
Michael Vick is still playing football.....all I'm going to say! UGH!!!