04/20/2012 4:58PM

Keeneland: Leparoux wins six on card

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Kathmanblu (right), with Julien Leparoux riding, falls a neck short to Pachattack in the Doubledogdare at Keeneland on Friday, denying Leparoux his seventh victory of the day.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Julien Leparoux matched a record shared by two other jockeys in riding six winners at Keeneland on Friday. His riding achievement matched the win mark shared by jockeys Randy Romero and Craig Perret, who each won six races apiece on different days during the spring meet at Keeneland in 1990.

Leparoux had a chance to own the record outright if he had won the featured Doubledogdare, but his mount, Kathmanblu, finished second, beaten a neck by favored Pachattack in a stirring stretch duel.

"It was a great day, you know," said Leparoux. "I rode eight, win six, and a second and fourth. Coming into today, I knew I had a lot of shots, but you still have to win them."

Leparoux's six winners were consistently well backed, with most going off favored, although his hot-riding ways likely contributing to their odds dropping on the card as his win total increased.

Into the Fray gave him his record-tying victory in race 8 when she won a maiden race for longtime supporters, trainer Mike Maker and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. She paid $8, the highest mutuel of Leparoux's six winners.