TORONTO, August 21, 2020 – The hot-handed Justin Stein was a force to be reckoned with on Friday at Woodbine Racetrack, winning six races during the afternoon program.
Stein, who had eight mounts on the nine-race card, started his winning crusade in the second race by reeling off four consecutive victories in rein to San Nicola Brew ($14.60) for trainer Sarah Ritchie, Bala Falls ($6.30) for Elizabeth Elder, Interesting Times ($10.50) for Tim Rycroft and Make No Mistake ($5.90) for Zeljko Krcmar.
The multiple graded stakes-winning jockey later went back-to-back winning the seventh and eighth races to cap off his six-win performance aboard the Sylvain Pion-trained Power House ($11.10) and Sam Di Pasquale’s Piccadilly Beau ($6.90).
Stein is the first jockey to record six wins on a single card at the 2020 Woodbine meet. Recently, Eurico Rosa Da Silva accomplished the feat three times in 2019. Prior to that, Luis Contreras won six races on two occasions (2011 and 2013).
Stein, who returned to action in 2019 after a short-lived retirement, won 52 races ranking seventh in the Woodbine jockey standing last year and is currently the second-leading jockey with 56 wins so far at the 2020 Woodbine meet.
The 40-year-old reinsman, whose career highlights include a victory in the 2012 Queen’s Plate in rein to Strait of Dover, has won more than 1,100 races lifetime.
Live Thoroughbred racing continues at Woodbine on Saturday, featuring the $100,000 Eternal Search Stakes. First race post time is set for 1 p.m.