Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This afternoon, Jockey Julien Leparoux rode seven winners on the Veterans Day card at Churchill Downs. It tied the single-day record of Hall of Fame jockey, Pat Day, who initially set the mark on June 20, 1984.

When asked how he felt about winning seven races and equaling Day's 24-year-old record, Leparoux responded, "C'est toujours spécial de gagner une course. Je viens eu de la chance aujourd'hui et a été sur certains bons chevaux."

Félicitations, Julien!

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Merci beaucoup to Darren Rogers, Senior Director of Communications & Media Services for Churchill Downs racetrack and formerly of Lone Star Park and don't we miss him around here, for email alerts of Leparoux's accomplishments (and the cool photo!).


texang73 said...
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Alan H. said...

I agree with your praise of Darren Rogers and his e-mails that day. It was great to get real-time updates of a potentially historic event. This was a fine example of how the sport should use technology to gain interest. I hope to see more of this.

Keith - Triple Dead Heat said...

Seven winners...it's been a long time - possibly never - since i've had a day like that!



applebys traveler said...

But what we need is a fresh post.

Hannah Ehrlich said...

Hi Sue,
Eek, please excuse the fact that this is a bit off topic, I wasn't sure how to reach you. We just released a children's book on Jimmy Winkfield called The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby. If you have any interest in reviewing it, I'll happily send you a copy. As a mom AND a horse racing fan, you seem like the perfect reader! Let me know, hehrlich@leeandlow.com.

In any case, great blog:)


suebroux said...

Bug Boy ... Darren Rogers is the Crème de la Crème, or perhaps, the Crème brûlée, of media relations. All venues should communicate like that.

TDH ... I've had seven winners in a day. I wagered on 43 different races.

applebys traveler ... what?! Did you find the end of the internet or something?

And Ms. Eherlich ... thank you for the lovely compliment! And I would be absolutely delighted to review the book! I'm already working on my quote for the dust cover, "Spectacular! The must-read book of the summer!"