NEW YORK (AP) - Jockey Ramon Dominguez celebrated his 36th birthday with three stakes wins at Aqueduct on Saturday, including a thrilling victory for Stay Thirsty by a nose over the filly Groupie Doll in the $350,000 Cigar Mile.
Dominguez also brought home Overanalyze in the $250,000 Remsen for 2-year-olds and Dance Card in the $350,000 Gazelle for 3-year-old fillies.
Dominguez wasn't the only one celebrating a stakes hat trick. The team of trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Mike Repole also sent out three winners: Stay Thirsty, Overanalyze and Unlimited Budget in the $250,000 Demoiselle for 2-year-old fillies with John Velazquez aboard.
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