2000 wins

Jerry Robb Saddles 2,000th Winner From ‘Small Outfit’ Saturday At Laurel

No Guts No Glory Farm’s Stroll Smokin was sent to the lead early and never gave it up in a one-length front-running triumph at Laurel Park to give trainer Jerry Robb his 2,000th career victory and cap Saturday’s stakes-filled Winter Carnival program. The win in Saturday’s finale came two races after Robb’s current stable star, […]

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‘Proud’ Hamilton Smith Saddles 2,000th Career Winner Friday At Laurel

Sweet Home Dixie swept past her rivals on the far turn and powered through the stretch to run her win streak to five races and give trainer Hamilton Smith his 2,000th career victory Friday at Laurel Park. Bred an owned by Smith’s older brother and ridden by Maryland’s 2019 champion jockey Trevor McCarthy, Sweet Home […]

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Jockey Joe Talamo: Milestone Victories ‘Don’t Come Easy’

Jockey Joe Talamo, two shy of his 2,000th career victory, is scheduled to ride four mounts on Saturday in quest of the milestone. Records show Talamo, 29, won No. 1,000 on April 4, 2012 in the fourth race at Santa Anita aboard Splendid Fortune, an Arnold Zetcher homebred trained by Bob Baffert. The 2-5 favorite […]

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‘The Crab Is In’: Maryland-Based Trainer Smith Approaching 2,000-Win Milestone

A weathered sign hangs from twisted wire on the green-painted office door of trainer Hamilton Smith’s barn at Laurel Park, aged by years of hot sun and harsh winters. Greeting visitors is the unblinking stare of a faded crustacean, holding a message in its claws. “The Crab Is In.” Don’t be fooled by the message, […]

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‘Fun Journey’: Colby Hernandez Celebrates 2,000th Career Victory

Jockey Colby Hernandez reached his 2,000th career victory on Friday evening’s Starlight Racing program aboard Tigertail Ranch’s Crocodile Jacques in the third race for trainer Victor Arceneaux. Hernandez, 30, is currently third in the jockey standings at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet (as of publication) with a total of 36 victories, trailing […]

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Long-Time Client Baron Gives Trainer Dale Romans 2,000th Career Winner

Robert J. Baron’s Caroline Lois captured Saturday’s fourth race at Gulfstream Park to give Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans his 2,000th career victory. Robby Albarado piloted Caroline Lewis ($11.60), a bay daughter of Grade 1 winner Paynter, to a 2 ¼-length victory in the $39,000 maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies, running seven furlongs in […]

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Contreras’ Milestone Victory Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

On the final day of the Woodbine meet, Luis Contreras won his 2,000th career race and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 10-16, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Contreras ‘Really, Really Happy’ To Reach 2,000 North American Victories

Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory marked his 2,000th career win competing in Canadian and U.S. races. The 32-year-old reinsman picked up steam in his quest to 2,000 heading into Woodbine’s final weekend of the season, […]

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Reavis Saddles 2,000th Winner Saturday At Hawthorne

Michael Reavis scored his 2000th training victory with favored Mckinli’sbabyblues on Saturday afternoon at Hawthorne Racecourse, though the victory was in doubt until the final stride. Rider Carlos Marquez Jr. had Mckinli’sbabyblues in perfect stalking position, saving ground along the rail, swung out midstretch but ArticVortex got the jump on her while Reminisce, who led […]

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