08/20/2007 11:00PM

King wins 6 at Fort Erie


Jockey Robbie King Jr. solidified his hold on first place in the Fort Erie rider standings with a record-tying six-win performance Tuesday afternoon.

King became just the fourth jockey in the track's 110-year history to ride six winners in the same day. The feat was last accomplished by Gary Stahlbaum in 1977. Hall of Famer Sandy Hawley did it four times in the 1970s. Al Coy set the record in 1958.

"We were on live stock all day and we had a bit of luck too," King said after climaxing his run with a 6 3/4-length win aboard Frezacon ($6.20) in the eighth race. Frezacon, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Myckie Neubauer, equalled a 39-year-old track record with 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.80.

King, a 43-year-old native of Ottawa, won the day's first three races aboard While the Catsaway ($3.70), A Real Good Man ($8) and The Preetzah ($4.40). He also won the sixth on Champagne Prospect ($6.70) and the seventh aboard Utmost Respect ($7.80).

He just missed his seventh winner when Kerry Fair came up a head short of catching Cielavia at the wire in the ninth race. King also finished third in the fifth race and was out of the money in the fourth and the 10th.

The Fort's defending champion jockey, he now has 61 wins for the season, 11 wins ahead of Chad Beckon.