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May 07, 2004

Stewart Elliott back at Philly Park

By: Sports Network


Bensalem, PA (Sports Network) - Kentucky Derby winning jockey Stewart Elliott made his triumphant return
to Philadelphia Park on Monday. The 39-year-old rider rode in seven races.
Elliott returned to the winner"s circle in the sixth race aboard the favorite Here
 Comes Jake. That would prove to be his only win on his day back at work after his
 history making ride.
He began the day with a fourth place finish in the first race and then was last in
the six horse 3rd race. His mount in the 5th race was third. After his win in the
sixth race Elliott was seventh in the eight horse 8th race. Elliott closed the rainy
afternoon with a third in the 9th race and he failed to finish in the money in
 last race.
The veteran jockey shot into second place in this year"s national jockey standings.
With the Kentucky Derby victory Elliott earned $7.9 million this year with 97 wins
 in 414 mounts before Monday.
The native of Canada is scheduled to ride five mounts on Tuesday at Philadelphia Park.
 While none of the horses are considered longshots, only one is a morning line favorite.



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