04/08/2015 5:14PM

Jacobson, Velasquez win four consecutive races

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Michael Amoruso
Trainer David Jacobson

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The trainer-jockey combination of David Jacobson and Cornelio Velasquez was the key to unlocking Wednesday’s pick six at Aqueduct as the duo won four consecutive races in the sequence.

There was a pick six carryover of $89,776 entering the card, and an additional $398,286 was wagered into the pool.

Jacobson had the universal single in Aleander in race 5. Despite a four-wide trip, Aleander, the 1-20 favorite, won by two lengths, returning $2.10 to win.

Over the next 65 minutes, Jacobson and Velasquez won races 6 through 8 with War Hero ($11.20), Laghubaar ($4.30), and Stallwalkin’ Dude ($10.40).

Jockey Angel Cruz, who won three races on the card, took the first and last legs of the pick six with Miss Da Point ($5.50) in race 4 and Hidden Warrior ($8.20) in race 9.

The pick six returned $1,315 for a $2 wager.

For Jacobson, it was a perfect afternoon as he won with all four of his starters. Velasquez went 4 for 7, finishing fourth on his mount, Ice Wagon, in the ninth race in a bid to win five consecutive races.

“We’re not coming here to lose,” Jacobson said. “Every day we’re trying to win every race we run in; once in a while you get lucky and you do.”

Jacobson said all the horses were in the right spot.

“Three of the four horses were claimed, which definitely means they were in the right spot,” Jacobson said.

Stallwalkin’ Dude, who nosed out Sky Commander in the eighth race, was the only one of the quartet who was not claimed.

On May 23, 2013, at Belmont Park, Jacobson won four races on a nine-race card, but they were not consecutive, and he had a loss during that card.

Velasquez said he has had several five-win days in his career, but he couldn’t recall ever winning four consecutive races.

It is uncertain how many times a trainer-jockey team combined to win four consecutive races on the New York Racing Association circuit. Todd Pletcher and John Velazquez won four straight races at Saratoga on Aug. 30, 2004, as part of a five-win day for that dynamic duo.

tommy More than 1 year ago
Very nice trainer !! I wouldn't mind helping him in the future!! I'm glad he won today instead of other trainers which don't deserve to win
Jim Fields More than 1 year ago
I won 5 in one day with beautiful unknown female jockey Twe Lian. Not only was she beautiful, she was talented and very smart. She rode some in southern California later, but couldn't break in the jockey colony, and her sister was hurt in an accident, and was confined to a wheelchair, so Twe stayed in California, and worked at the track for a better trainer, down there. We each won five races that day, I ran seven horses, had a second by a nose, and a fourth with our most favored for the day. and 4 of those 5 winners, had run on the previous day. Last two days of the meet and year. This was in the late nineties.
kmunster2003 More than 1 year ago
I agree with what everyone says below. Just one question look at the picture.Would you buy a used car from that man? Enough said. By the way Salutos Amigos had to be the worst favorite of the year in the Dubai Sprint. I am sure he couldn't use the magic elixir .
Bob More than 1 year ago
The guy has already served one ten year stint for his malfeasance. Does anyone really expect that he was "reformed" by his sentence?
Bob More than 1 year ago
Whoo-hoo!.......$1,300 bucks for a $2 pick six payoff! That's not even a respectable P3 score. Another example of why the NYRA is constantly teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
whyme More than 1 year ago
Claimed? Meaning someone paid $$$ and now they own the horse???
Raymond Hackinson More than 1 year ago
Sounds like the trotters in the old days with horses winning races at 1/20 odds They say cream rises to the top but you have to look at the expiration date
troy More than 1 year ago
What happened to the post someone wrote last night about all the horses Jacobson has run the past year that have broken down?
k More than 1 year ago
Wondering the same thing.
Drill More than 1 year ago
Hopefully his mug shot .
Ryan Cale More than 1 year ago
he doesn't do it alone. I thought Irad was going to give his horse whiplash when he choked him back into defeat in the final few yards of the last leg of the DJ/CV pick 4.