PACO LOPEZ WINS 6 RACES @ MONMOUTH
Jockey Paco Lopez piloted six mounts into the winner’s enclosure at Monmouth Park on Sunday, vaulting him even higher atop the rider standings at the New Jersey oval. Lopez rode in 10 races on the card, finishing third three times and fourth once with his other mounts on the day.
Lopez’s success began in the third race, when he piloted Sheikh and Sleek to a maiden special weight victory for Eddie Plesa, Jr. He completed a natural hat trick, including the fourth and fifth races, winning with Patrick McBurney’s Miss Bob and J. Thompson’s Julia Chubouli. Lopez’s next victory came in the eighth race aboard Jason Servis’ Blue Bahia, then he won the ninth with Hugh McMahon’s Banana Anna. Lopez closed out the day with a win in the 11th race aboard Kathleen Demasi’s Secretive Lady.
Currently, Lopez sits well on top of the Monmouth rider standings, with 48 wins from 128 starts for a 38 percent win percentage, according to Equibase.com.