Trainer Michael Pino Wins 1,000th Race
Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2007 5:12 PM
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2007 4:41 PM
Trainer Michael V. Pino, the brother of leading Maryland rider Mario Pino, earned the 1,000th victory of his career Nov. 3 when he saddled Super Bowl Sunday to win the ninth race at Delaware Park.
Mario Pino is approaching a major personal milestone of 6,000 all time wins. Through Nov. 3, the jockey was at 5,998 wins.
Michael Pino, 44, a native of Wilmington, Del., had his first training win with Too Many Lovers at Atlantic City in 1983. Primarily a claiming conditioner during his career, Pino has been affiliated with owner Richard Englander. Boston Common, a $50,000 claim, won the Jerome Handicap (gr. II) for Pino and Englander at Belmont Park in 2002.
Pino has a 88-60-67 record with 404 starters in 2007 -- a 21% winning percentage -- with earnings of $2,067,232.
Kendrick Carmouche guided Super Bowl Sunday to victory as the 1-2 favorite in front-running style, winning the $5,000 claiming event by 1 1/2 lengths. The Elkstone Group owned the 3-year-old Florida bred who was claimed.
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