07/04/2007 11:00PM

Mare wins nine in row; streak tops nation


Lady Blue Sky cruised to her ninth consecutive win, the longest winning streak in the nation, Wednesday afternoon in the first race at Prairie Meadows, an optional claiming race. Owned and trained by Don Roberson, Lady Blue Sky, a 5 year-old Indiana-bred daughter by Bidding Proud, drew off for a 4 1/2-length win in 1:05.02 for the 5 1/2 furlongs. She returned $2.80 for the win under jockey Terry Thompson.

Lady Blue Sky is now 7 for 7 in 2007, and has won at seven different tracks during her nine-race winning streak, which dates back to 2006.

* The jockey title at Prairie Meadows went down to the last day, and Terry Thompson hung on to defeat Glenn Corbett. Thompson led 58-56 going into the final day of racing, then brought home three winners in the first five races to wrap up the title. Corbett was shut out on the final day.

Thompson, who lives in nearby Ankeny, Iowa, snapped the three-year run of Tim Doocy, who finished third in the standings. Thompson had captured four riding titles at Prairie Meadows from 2000-2003.