Jeff Lloyd has ridden seven winners at the Sunshine Coast to set a Queensland record for a metropolitan meeting.
His feat also equalled the long standing record for the number of winners ridden at any Queensland meeting.
Five of his winners at the expanded 12-race day/night meeting on Wednesday were for trainer Toby Edmonds.
The previous best riding performance at a Queensland metropolitan meeting was Mick Dittman’s six winners and a second at Eagle Farm in November 1977.
Lloyd’s effort equalled the seven winners ridden by Noel Thompson at Cunnamulla in 1961 and Bill Thomas at Townsville in 1929.
Last season the 55-year-old Lloyd became the oldest jockey to win the Brisbane premiership, three years after suffering a stroke.
Lloyd’s previous best in Australia was five.
“I did ride seven winners in a day in South Africa twice earlier in my career,” Lloyd said.
Edmonds’ winners were Linlithgow, I Am The Sculptor, Biantic, Sweet Shamrock and Plucky Girl.
He joins Bruce McLachlan, Alan Bailey and Gillian Heinrich as the only Queensland trainers to have five metropolitan winners at a meeting.
Lloyd won on Linlithgow ($3.50), Sista Act ($3), I Am The Sculptor ($7), Jill’s Charm ($2.30), BIantic ($3.50), Sweet Shamrock ($5.50) and Plucky Girl ($2.80).