Crest Pressure rolled to a 14 ½-length victory in race 5 Sunday to offer teacher Frank Lucarelli his 1,000th victory at Emerald Downs.

Crest Pressure rolled to a 14 ½-length victory in race 5 Sunday to offer teacher Frank Lucarelli his 1,000th victory at Emerald Downs.

A five-time Emerald Downs’ coaching champion, Lucarelli is No. 1 all-time in each wins and profits, and with 57 wins on tempo for his largest season at Emerald Downs.

Lucarelli, 62, used to be introduced with an engraved saddle and plaque by way of Emerald Downs’ Vice President Jack Hodge, and credited his circle of relatives and strong lend a hand.

“I like it up right here at Emerald Downs,” Lucarelli stated. “ I simply need to thank everybody on the observe, my spouse Pam, my assistant Dennis Snowden, my homeowners, my grooms. . .I need to thank they all.”

Ridden by way of Gary Wales, Crest Pressure ($8) ran six furlongs in 1:09.58 and likewise gave Chad Christensen his meet-leading 21st victory as an proprietor. Despite the fact that the race used to be a blowout, there have been some frightened moments because the stewards posted an inquiry, and Ryan Barber on runner-up Entrance Row Pals lodged an objection alleging interference originally. On the other hand, no alternate used to be made to the order of end.

Lucarelli added victory No. 1,001 in race seven with Reputable Reason ($4.20) and has an opportunity to wreck the single-season document of 66 wins shared by way of Tim McCanna and Jeff Metz.

Lucarelli, who additionally maintains a string of horses in Northern California, has 1,783 wins general and over $22 million in profits.

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