Larry Rivelli has will have his sights set on winning his seventh straight training title when the 2019 Arlington Park meet begins on Friday.
Rivelli has found history book worthy success over the past decade at Arlington Park. In 2017 he broke the single season win record with 79 victories, surpassing the previous record held by Wayne Catalano who saddled 75 winners in 2010. To follow up his record year, in 2018 Rivelli made 76 trips to the winner’s circle.
Although he has no plans of slowing down, Rivelli isn’t focused on the seventh straight title as much as one might expect,
“Honestly it’s not something I’m that worried about, I mean, of course the goal is always to win and we take pride in always putting our horse in the best spot to win, but this year we are focusing more quality over quantity.”
“Now don’t get me wrong, if we’re close at the end of the meet it will get my attention and I’ll focus on it, but it’s not something I’m focusing on.”
Even with Rivelli not making seven straight his main priority, It will still be tough to compete with the numbers he puts up at Arlington Park.
Rivelli has five entered on opening day Friday.