Horsemen Records Smashed at Delta


Delta Downs | Coady

The recently concluded 84-day meet at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, saw new records established in three horsemen’s categories, as Tim Thornton set a new mark for money earned while trainer Karl Broberg and End Zone Athletics Inc. established new standards for wins and earnings.

Thornton ended the meeting on 142 wins, shy of Gerard Melancon’s 146 in 2007-2008, but his mounts accumulated $2,894,080 to set a new mark.

Broberg continued his dominance en route to an eighth consecutive title at Delta, sending out the winners of 107 races for earnings of $2,017,120. It was the first time a trainer has won 100 races and earned better than $2 million in a single season.

End Zone, a major supporter of Broberg, ended the season with 50 trips to the winner’s circle for earnings of $873,545.

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