Idaho jockey Robert Webb Gets 1,000th Win

Idaho jockey Robert Webb earned the 1,000th victory of his career aboard Thirteengoldhearts in the eighth race Sept. 15 at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls.

Webb, 46, a native of Pueblo, Colo., began riding in 1981 and recorded his first Thoroughbred win the following year. According to Equibase, he has had 7,606 career starts with total earnings of $2,469,012.

He has been a top rider in the Northwest at tracks such as Grants Pass and Portland Meadows in Oregon. Webb had semi-retired from racing in 2008 to break and train Quarter Horses for ranch owner Larry Chappel, but returned to active riding in 2011.

The milestone win with Thirteengoldhearts came in a $1,600 allowance event at five furlongs. Thirteengoldhearts, a 6-year-old Washington-bred daughter of Liberty Gold owned and trained by Kash Evans, was timed in :58 4/5 on a fast track, two ticks off the track record.
 

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