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Van Dyke wins seven races at Del Mar

Only loss in eight mounts when he finished second in the sixth race

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Del Mar: Jockey Drayden Van Dyke won a record-tying seven races at Del Mar, including the $200,000 Del Mar Mile.

He tied Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza for most wins in a single day in the seaside track’s history. Van Dyke’s only loss in eight mounts on Sunday came when he finished second in the sixth race.

The 23-year-old rider from Louisville, Kentucky, won the second race on Neighbourhood Bully, the third on Quebec at, the fourth on Triple Shot at, the fifth on Tantara, the ninth on Policy and the 10th on Ohio. Van Dyke won the Del Mar Mile with Catapult.

Espinoza set the record on September 4, 2006, breaking a mark shared by Bill Shoemaker, Laffit Pincay Jr and Rudy Rosales.

Van Dyke’s big day moved him atop the jockeys’ standings with 27 winners at the summer meeting.

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