06/23/2013 8:41PM

Hollywood Park: Puype ties track record with six consecutive winners

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Mike Puype tied a Betfair Hollywood Park track record with six straight winners from Thursday through Saturday.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Trainer Mike Puype equaled a track record when he saddled six consecutive winners from Thursday through Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Puype’s attempt to break the record ended when Moonlight Splitter finished 10th as a 5-1 shot in Sunday’s sixth race for turf maidens. The 46-year-old shares the record for the most consecutive wins at Hollywood Park with Allen Drumheller Sr., who won six straight races July 4-5, 1955.

“I expected to have a good week,” Puype said Sunday. “The entries were good, and they all had good trips.”

Puype’s streak began Thursday, when Change of Plan ($5) won the second race. On Friday, Puype won the fourth and fifth races with Smart N Dreamy ($6.20) and Bella Viagga ($3.80).

Puype had his best day of the week Saturday, when Muchos Besos ($25), Insideondoutside ($6), and Hustlin Nu ($6) were winners.

Five of the winners took a drop in class. Change of Plan went from a maiden special weight race to a $20,000 claimer for maidens. Smart N Dreamy went from a $75,000 claimer for maidens to a $40,000 claimer for maidens. Bella Viagga won a division of the California Cup Distaff at Santa Anita last fall and ran in an allowance race Friday.

Muchos Besos stayed in a first-level allowance race when he upset the heavily favored Everton in Saturday’s first. Later that day, Insideondoutside ran in a $25,000 claiming race, having started in an allowance race in his previous start. Hustlin Nu went from a maiden special weight race to a $20,000 claimer for maidens.

“I thought they were all placed well,” Puype said.

The win streak moved Puype into second place in the trainers’ standings for the spring-summer meeting with 17 wins. He may start a new streak in the coming days. On Friday, Puype starts Blazen All Star in a $16,000 claimer for fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles.

“She can win,” he said.

GaryDougherty More than 1 year ago
Allen Drumheller is a legend in Northwest racing. Drumheller was Inducted into the Washington Thoroughbed Hall of Fame in the inaugural class (2003). He won the Lga Mile in 1941, 1942, 1947 and 1948. Drumheller was 5-5 at Hollywood on july 4, 1955!
Cover2 More than 1 year ago
B - Drumheller was a trainer comparable to Mike Mitchell today, however, Jr did not fare as well... Could drf find a worse pic of Puype ? Is worse than mug shot of Nick Nolte.....Pete Moreno, rode six straight wins in 50's and they weren't the kind of chalk that Pincay, Shoe et al had.......most prices
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey Mike Puype, If Mizdirection is ready, you should put her in the Shoemaker Mile. She's already proven at the distance & the field is small. Take a shot
John Smith More than 1 year ago
Imagine that, a small field in a Cali grade 1 . This horse belongs in one spot. In the starting gate at the top of the hillside turf course. Like my old man use to say: if its not broken, dont try to fix it..
B More than 1 year ago
Who is Allen Drumheller?
Dave Schuler More than 1 year ago
He Was A Verry Good Traner 50,s no Cal-loluck