05/07/2002 11:00PM

Thistledown track report


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Trainer Gary Johnson notched his 21st local training title April 29 when he sent out 12 winners from 92 starters to win the Summit meet, the first of four meets to be held at Thistledown this year. Johnson's title tied him with Shirley Girten for having led the trainer standings the most times at Thistledown.

"This was a hard meet - there was a lot of good competition. I give Shirley a lot of credit. Now I know what she went through to achieve her record. This year is a rebuilding one for us - we are taking it easy and enjoying ourselves more," said Johnson.

Speaking of records, jockey agent Mike Greenfield is all by himself in having handled the affairs of leading riders here. Since 1982 Greenfield's riders have won 51 meeting titles. He is currently booking mounts for top riders Mike Rowland and Scott Spieth, and in the past he has also been the agent for Jason Lumpkins, Julio Felix, and Omar Londono.