Dean Sarvis Reaches, Passes 1,000 Victories

Jockey Dean Sarvis won the 1,000th race of his career Friday night aboard Mr Mag, who closed on the leaders in the stretch and came away a neck in front.

Sarvis, 36, said, "It's a big milestone. I'm glad to reach it. I wasn't really thinking about it. I knew it was there. I knew it would come eventually. [My horse] was back and he closed well from between horses. He got bumped a little bit down the lane, and he just dug in. He ran a really game race."

Sarvis ranks third in the Turfway standings with eight winners from 47 mounts through Saturday.

The win was the first of two in a row for Sarvis on Friday. In the ninth race, he led all the way on 12-1 Liberty Bellah to claim a two-length victory.

Sarvis won both of River Downs' meets this summer and set a record for number of wins in a season at the Ohio track with 167. Among his 14 career stakes wins are five at Turfway, including this year's Turfway Park Fall Championship (gr. III) aboard Cappuchino.

Sarvis ranks third in the Turfway standings with eight winners from 47 mounts through Saturday.

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