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Harness driver Walter Case Jr. won his 854th race of the year Monday night at Yonkers Raceway, breaking the sport's single-season record for wins.

Case, 37, eclipsed the previous mark of 853 set by Chicago-based Tony Morgan in 1996.

"This has been an incredible year for me," said Case, who pushed his career win total to 8,069. He ranks third in North America in all-time victories behind Herve Filion's 14,783 and Michel Lachance's 8,228.

Elsewhere in horse racing, Nikki Jean's 14-race win streak at Finger Lakes Race Track was snapped Tuesday when the 5-year-old mare finished second in a $12,800 allowance handicap race while carrying 133 pounds. Ridden by Parker Buckley, Nikki Jean led the 6-furlong dash, but was caught in the stretch by Sassicaia, who was assigned only 113 pounds, including jockey Robert Messina.

Trained by Ed Perdue for owner Henry G. Kogstat, Nikki Jean has won 15 of 19 career starts at the Canandaigua track.

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