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Ness, Toledo Team up For Three Winners On Thursday's Card
LAUREL, MD. 10-03-13---Trainer Jamie Ness and apprentice jockey Jevian Toledo teamed up to win three races Thursday afternoon at Laurel Park.
The duo visited the winners’ circle with Maxine Pride ($4.80-race 3), Saint Anna Carina ($7.20-race 5) and Jaggermama ($4-race 6). Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc. owns all three winners.
“We had live horses coming into today and got great trips. That’s when you win races,” said Ness, who sits atop the standings with six victories after the first nine days of the meet. “I just bought a house in Maryland and moved in this week. After Maryland signed the 10-year contract last year, Richard (Midwest Thoroughbred owner Richard Papiese) decided he wanted to concentrate our operation here. He is also thinking of breeding horses in the state.”
Toledo also won the opener aboard Dancing Feather ($10.60). The four-win afternoon matched his career-high set at Timonium on August 25.
“It was a great day,” Toledo said.
The 19-year old relocated to the mid-Atlantic from his native Puerto Rico this spring. His first domestic winner was on closing day of the Pimlico Race Course spring meet (June 8) with Peaceadaaction. He has been riding at Charles Town and Delaware Park.
“I used him all summer at Delaware,” added Ness. “He is a nice kid who sits good on a horse.”
The four-win day moved Toledo into a fifth place tie in the rider standings with five first place finishes. He trails only Julian Pimentel (seven), Matthew Rispoli (six), Horacio Karamanos (six) and Trevor McCarthy (six).
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.