07/23/2017 6:32PM

Trainer Jorge Navarro sets single-day win record at Monmouth

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Trainer Jorge Navarro (yellow shirt) set a single-day win record with five victories at Monmouth Park on July 23, 2017.

Jorge Navarro set a Monmouth Park record for wins in a day by a trainer when he won half of the 10 races on the Sunday card.

Navarro sent out the winners of races 1, 2, 3, 5, and 9. Valentino's Day finished second, beaten a neck, in race 5 for Navarro but was placed first by the stewards after an inquiry and jockey's objection.

Navarro's winners were Don't Tell ($3.80), Mandeville ($6.80), Bun Bun ($4.40), Valentino's Day ($3), and Fire Mission ($7.40).

"I want to thank my owners and my staff in the barn," Navarro said. "They do everything. It’s truly an amazing honor."

Navarro previously was tied with five other trainers for the record with four wins on a card. Navarro had four-win days in 2013 and 2014. The other trainers are Kiaran McLaughlin and Bruce Alexander, who each won four in 2011; John Forbes, 1989; Robert Klesaris, 1987; and J. Willard Thompson, 1975.

Eddie Castro rode Mandeville and Bun Bun; Isaac Castillo won on Don't Tell; Carlos Hernandez was aboard Valentino's Day; and Nik Juarez guided Fire Mission.

Navarro, 42, has won the last four training titles at Monmouth and is dominating the current meet. A title this year would tie him with three others for the most Monmouth training titles.

Juan Serey, John Forbes, and Budd Leppman have each won five Monmouth titles. Serey won his consecutively from 1995 to 1999.