Jockey Flores Rides 2,000th Winner
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/18/2013 8:22:36 AM
Last Updated: 4/20/2013 1:18:33 PM
Emilio Flores in the Winner's Circle after win number 2,000.
Jockey Emilio Flores rode his 2,000th winner when Nicetoseey'again won the ninth race April 17 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (VIDEO).
Flores, 42, has ridden regularly at Penn National every year since 1994 and won the track's riding title in 2006 with 129 victories. He is tied for seventh all-time at the track with 1,867 wins.
"It feels great to get 2,000 career wins," Flores said. "It's unbelievable, my dream come true. I was hoping to get number 2,000 here at Penn National, and I did it."
A native of Guanajuato, Mexico, Flores rode his first winner Jan. 21, 1994 when he guided Hold a Review to a 10-length score in a maiden claiming race at Penn National. Flores' milestone came with his 15,739th career mount.
Horses he has ridden have earned in excess of $21.7 million.
Nicetoseey'again, a 6-year-old gelding trained by John Connor, tracked the pacesetters early in the $11,000 claiming race going six furlongs on the dirt. Under confident handling by Flores, Nicetoseey'again made a strong move at the top of the stretch and got up in the final strides to score by a neck, paying $19.20 for a $2 win wager as the 8-1 fourth betting choice.
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