11/16/2009 12:00AM

Dunkelberger wins nine in a row


Jockey Travis Dunkelberger won his ninth race in a row over a period of five days at two tracks on Sunday. The ninth win came aboard Citigambler in the third race at Charles Town, and the streak was snapped when he rode odds-on favorite Springs Girl to a second-place finish in race 7.

Dunkelberger's winning streak started Wednesday with a victory by Trophy Collector ($9) in the sixth race at Laurel Park. He followed that with a hat trick Wednesday night at Charles Town, scoring with Imanheiress ($3.20), Covert Action ($5.80), and Mr. Synfuel ($3.20). He won Thursday with Dixieland Melody ($5) at Laurel and Friday at Charles Town with Lolibop ($7.20).

On Saturday, Dunkelberger guided Love's Blush ($7.40) to her first stakes victory in the $50,000 All Brandy for Maryland-bred fillies and mares at Laurel Park. He opened the Sunday card at Charles Town with a victory aboard Never Mined ($5.20) in Race 1 and then scored with Citigambler ($2.60) to complete the streak.

Dunkelberger missed a large part of the 2009 season due to a neck injury he suffered in a training spill in April.