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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Espinoza, Sadler Near Del Mar Stakes Win Milestones

The victory with Lady Suebee in Friday’s Tranquility Lake Stakes was stakes win No. 99 at Del Mar for Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza and No. 7 this season for trainer John Sadler. His second stakes victory of the meeting moved Espinoza to within one of tying fellow Hall of Famer Gary Stevens for […]

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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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Ageless Ouzts Rides His 50,000th Career Mount Saturday At Turfway Park

Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. Now 63 years old, Ouzts currently ranks ninth by wins among all jockeys in the history of North American racing with 6,881. He also has […]

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