DUNKELBERGER TIES RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE WINS

With his win aboard Citigambler in the third race at Charles Town Nov. 14, jockey Travis Dunkelberger equaled the North American record for consecutive wins by a jockey with nine. The record was established by Albert Adams in 1930 and equaled in 1993 by Anthony Black.

Dunkelberger’s effort to hold the record outright fell short in Race 7 when his mount, Warm Springs Girl, finished second as the odds-on favorite.

Prior to the seventh race, the Charles Town-based Dunkelberger had reeled off nine consecutive wins at both Charles Town and Laurel, with his last defeat coming in Laurel’s fifth race Nov. 11.

Having missed a substantial part of 2009 due to injury, Dunkelberger had only recently made his return to action. His biggest win after returning from injury was aboard Russell Road in the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic.

Travis Dunkelberger’s nine consecutive winning mounts:

Nov 11 Laurel Race 6 Trophy Collector
Nov. 11 Charles Town Race 1 Imanheiress
Nov. 11 Charles Town Race 7 Covert Action
Nov. 11 Charles Town Race 10 Mr. Synfuel
Nov. 12 Laurel Race 6 Dixieland Melody
Nov. 13 Charles Town Race 4 Lolibop
Nov. 14 Laurel Race 8 Love’s Blush (stakes race)
Nov. 15 Charles Town Race 1 Never Mined
Nov. 15 Charles Town Race 3 Citigambler