(Rider Tyler Gaffalione / Coady Photography)
From the Churchill Downs Media Team:
Six-time Churchill Downs leading rider Tyler Gaffalione added his name to the record books Friday when he notched six wins beneath the historic Twin Spires.
It was the 12th time a jockey has won six races on a single card at Churchill Downs but the first since Corey Lanerie in 2012. This was also the first time since 1907 that a rider has won with all six of their mounts, equaling Jimmie Lee.
Gaffalione won the first three races on the card aboard Not That Serious ($8.80), Jazzy Lady($4.40) and Cousteau ($4.80). The 27-year-old jockey did not have a mount in Race 4 but won with his next three mounts Megan’s Clara ($4.60), Candy Tycoon ($10.80) and Sarah Harper ($3). Gaffalione was originally scheduled to ride in Races 8 and 9 but his mounts were scratched.
“I was joking with the guys in the room that I wanted to ride one more and get the record,” Gaffalione said. “It was a really good day at the track.”
Jockeys Julien Leparoux (2008) and Pat Day (1984) are the only two riders to record seven wins on a single card at Churchill Downs.
Prior to Lanerie’s six wins on May 27, 2012, the other times the feat occurred were by Jamie Theriot (2008), Julien Leparoux (2007), Calvin Borel (2007), Day (1999, 1992, 1991, 1984), Randy Romero (1985), Steve Brooks (1948) and Lee (1907).
Gaffalione won seven races at Gulfstream Park on July 4, 2017.