Hoonan ties Portland Meadows record with seven wins on Sunday
Jockey Debbie Hoonan enjoyed one of the best days of her career on Sunday as she racked up seven victories on the card, setting a new personal record for wins in a day and tying Joe Crispin and Felipe Valdez who have also both won seven on a card at Portland Meadows. Hoonan picked up her first win in the $28,400 Baxter Andruss Futurity when she guided Sneakin Bye ($19.20) to an upset win. She came right back and won races four and five, taking the fourth aboard Lean Gozzene ($3.00) and then the fifth with Wild WBT ($4.20).
Hoonan won the sixth race with Chicks Dig Him ($5.20), giving her four straight wins and giving Chicks Dig Him his fifth straight victory. Hoonan then took races ten and eleven when she guided Tullamore Dew ($5.60) to an off the pace win and then won wire to wire aboard My Ginny N Tonic ($4.00) in the eleventh.
The last winner came aboard Freedomslastknight ($6.60) who Hoonan took to the lead and never looked back on, getting the win. The mild mannered Hoonan gave a big pump of her fist pump as she and Freedomslastknight hit the wire for that seventh win, under the lights and in the rain at Portland Meadows.
“I want to thank Marbles (David Singer) my agent for doing such a great job,” Hoonan said after the races. “He got me on some great horses and they were all ready to go. All my horses that were sitting on a win got in on the same day.”