11/20/2004 1:00AM

Knight wins six on Hoosier card


Jockey Lester Knight equaled Terry Thompson's Hoosier Park record total of six Thoroughbred victories on a card Friday to put him within reach of catching Ramsey Zimmerman in the race for leading rider.

Thompson, who set the record in 2001, won seven times that night, including a Quarter Horse race on a 13-race card. Knight's six victories Friday came on an 11-race card. Knight has cut Zimmerman's lead in the standings to 92-85 with two nights of racing remaining in the meet.

Zimmerman rode two nights last weekend but has taken off his mounts this week to finish recuperating from broken ribs suffered in a late-October spill at Hoosier.