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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SCOREBOARD -

DAY 29 of 57

ES­TI­MATED AT­TEN­DANCE 5,000 ON-TRACK HAN­DLE $365,883

TO­TAL HAN­DLE $2,879,586

PICK-5 PAY­OUT $2,750.90 THURS­DAY’S SIMULCAST SCHED­ULE

Gulf­stream Park, 11;35 a.m.; Aqueduct, 12:20 p.m.; Fair Grounds, 1:25 p.m.; Golden Gate, 2:45 p.m.Santa Anita, 3 p.m.; Penn Na­tional, 5 p.m.; Tur­fway Park, 5:15 p.m.; Delta Downs, 5:40 p.m.; Charles Town, 6 p.m.; BIRZER WINS 3,000

Alex Birzer be­came the 174th North Amer­i­can jockey to win 3,000 races when he guided Nu­man­cia to vic­tory in Sun­day’s sixth race at Oak­lawn. Birzer, 43, rode three win­ners on Satur­day’s card to move within one of the mile­stone, which came on his fifth mount of the day.

Birzer’s vic­tory Sun­day was his 17th vic­tory of the sea­son in 136 starts, good for fifth in the jockey stand­ings.

In a jockey colony over­flow­ing with suc­cess­ful vet­eran jock­eys, Birzer still ranks be­hind Calvin Borel (5,162), Jon Court (4,011), Christo­pher Emigh (3,736), Luis Quinonez (3,631), Glenn

Cor­bett (3,594) and Terry Thomp­son

(3,207) in the vic­tory col­umn. An­other Oak­lawn rider, Car­los Mar­quez Jr., is at 2,907.

“I’m speech­less,” Birzer said. “It looked like it might set up this way last fall and I had it in my mind that it would be great to reach this here. I just love Oak­lawn. I love the peo­ple here. The pa­trons are just un­real with the way they treat us. It’s a great rac­ing at­mos­phere.”

Birzer has two stakes vic­to­ries at the meet­ing, both on 3-year-old filly Chanel’s Legacy, who has won the $125,000 Dixie Belle and $125,000 Martha Wash­ing­ton Stakes for trainer Lynn Ch­leb­o­rad. In­for­ma­tion for this re­port was con­trib­uted by Oak­lawn me­dia de­part­ment.

Birzer

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