12/11/2010 2:08PM

Cliff Berry ties record by going 7 for 7 on Remington card

Remington Park
Cliff Berry won seven races without a loss Friday at Remington Park.

Jockey Cliff Berry tied a North American riding record by winning with all seven of his mounts at Remington Park on Friday night. Russell Baze was the most recent rider to win seven races on a card without a loss at Bay Meadows on Aug. 18, 2006.

Just two other jockeys are known to have gone 7 for 7 on a card, Tim Moccasin in 2001 and Richard DePass in 1980. The record for most wins on a single card is nine, which Eddie Castro set with 11 mounts at Calder Race Course, in 2005. Chris Antley won nine races on a single day in 1987, riding at both Aqueduct and The Meadowlands.

Berry’s record run at Remington came one night after he had a five-bagger at the track. He will win his 13th Remington title on Saturday night, when the meet closes in Oklahoma City. His first win Friday came in the second race, with Sunset Rider ($6). Berry proceeded to win the third with Fleet Shopper ($13.40), the fifth with Chasin Gypsy ($8.60), the sixth with Crossfirehurricane ($5.80), the eighth with Dixie Hearth ($5.40), the ninth with Going Okie ($11.60), and the 10th with Orphan Brigade ($6.20).

“I thought after I won the fourth time that I had a pretty good chance to win five races for the second night in a row, especially with three more mounts to go,” Berry said. “The horses just kept running for me. I didn’t do anything different tonight than I do any other night. It just kept happening.”

Berry surpassed the Remington record of six wins on card that he shared with Tim Doocy, who first achieved the feat in 1993. Berry has won six races on a Remington card on three different occasions.
Berry heads into the final night of racing Saturday with 73 wins from 357 starts, for mount earnings of $1.5 million. Ramsey Zimmerman is the second-leading rider, with 57 wins.