NEW YORK (AP) — Jockey Manny Franco rode five winners on Friday’s eight-race card at Aqueduct, two months after he bagged a six-win day at the New York racetrack.
The 28-year-old jockey from Puerto Rico swept the first four races on the card, riding the favorite in three of those races. Franco returned to win the sixth in a photo finish.
He leads the jockeys' standings with 56 victories at the winter meet. His six wins on Jan. 6 tied a New York Racing Association record.
“It means a lot to me. Every win here is special," Franco said. "It’s hard to get a win, especially here in New York.”
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