01/02/2011 6:06PM

Englehart extends winning streak at Big A to seven races


Trainer Chris Englehart on Sunday ran his consecutive winning streak at Aqueduct to seven as Isn’t She Grand and Furhlang won back-to-back races on the card.

Englehart, who is now 9 for 11 at the meet, went 3 for 3 on Thursday at the Big A and won with one starter each on Friday and Saturday. With one win from two starters at Mountaineer factored in, Englehart has gone 8 for 9 since Thursday.

It is believed that the modern day record for wins on the New York Racing Association circuit is eight, achieved by John Parisella in 1973, Angel Penna Sr. in 1982, and Edward I. Kelly and Oscar Barrera in 1983. Trainer John Kimmel won seven consecutive races over a three-day period at Saratoga in 2008.

With no racing in New York Monday and Tuesday, Englehart’s next starter at Aqueduct will be Who’s the Cowboy in Wednesday’s in fifth race. Who’s the Cowboy was one of three winners for Englehart last Thursday.

Englehart, 55, has won eight consecutive training titles at Finger Lakes. In November, his barns at Finger Lakes and Belmont Park as well as his farm in Shortsville, N.Y. were placed under quarantine after a horse of his died to equine herpesvirus. Englehart could not run horses for approximately three weeks.