03/25/2008 11:00PM

Shepherd enjoys hot streak


Jockey Justin Shepherd is coming off perhaps the best year of his career, and he has kept his momentum going into the Will Rogers Downs meet in Claremore, Okla. Shepherd had a triple at the track Tuesday and earlier this month went 5 for 5 with his mounts on a card.

Shepherd leads the standings at Will Rogers with 21 wins from 95 starts. He also leads all riders in mount earnings at the meet, with $256,727.

Shepherd's season comes on the heels of a 2007 in which he won 106 races and a career-best $2,417,115 in mount earnings.