Century record falls to Dunwoody: Racing

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Richard Dunwoody made history at Southwell yesterday, his success on Jervaulx giving him 100 winners for the campaign for the eighth season in a row. He broke Peter Scudamore's record for successive centuries by a jump jockey, set up in the seven seasons from 1986/87 until his retirement in 1992/93.

He equals Scudamore's record of eight career centuries, the former champion having also reached the landmark when he tied with John Francome for the title in 1981/82. Francome is the only other jump jockey to run the pair close, having become a centurion five times .

"A lucky day," Dunwoody said. "I walked away from a crashing fall from Crown Equerry and then got the 100. My next target is 1,500 winners, but I need to keep going for another season. I have no plans to take a break until after Galway and I need to keep fit until then."

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