03/27/2017 10:46AM

Four victories give jockey Orm career day


FLORENCE, Ky. – Cory Orm picked an opportune time to have the best day of his seven-year riding career. Orm, 28, rode four winners Saturday on Spiral Day at Turfway Park, including the last two races of the day for his uncle, trainer Tom Humphries.

“That’s the most I’ve ever won in a day,” said Orm, who flashed four fingers at the cameras when crossing under the wire on his final winner, Kiwi Cat. “On such a big day, in front of all those fans ... things have really turned around for me the last few months, and I’m really grateful.”

Orm has a 21-for-96 record at the winter-spring meet after struggling mightily in the final months of 2016. He rides next at Keeneland.

◗ Owner Ken Ramsey said Kitten’s Cat, fourth as the 5-2 favorite in the Spiral, “bled about a 3 on a scale of 1 to 5” and will be undergoing regular treatments in a hyperbaric chamber at Kesmarc in Lexington, Ky., in the coming days.

Ramsey said he had intended to send Kitten’s Cat to Royal Ascot in June but may have to scrap those plans. Kitten’s Cat, trained by Joe Sharp, has been treated with Lasix in all eight career starts.