Trainer Mouton Claims 1,000th Career Win

Milestone victory for longtime conditioner comes Aug. 23 at Louisiana Downs.

Veteran trainer Patrick Mouton won his 1,000th career race Aug. 23, according to Equibase records, when he sent out Hylands Will to victory in the fourth race at Louisiana Downs.

Equibase's database goes back to 1976, when Mouton was credited with one victory, although the 69-year-old Louisiana native began his training career in 1970.

The milestone win came for Iron Oak Stable, which owns the 3-year-old Hyland Will. The Louisiana-bred Good and Tough gelding won the $12,500 maiden claiming race at six furlongs by five lengths at 7-10 odds with Richard Eramia aboard.

Equibase credits Mouton with 7,527 career starters through Aug. 23 with total purse earnings of $20,972,379. In addition to his victory total, he has 997 seconds and 962 thirds.

Mouton won a pair of stakes at the Louisiana Downs meet this month with Palmy Bay in the Louisiana Cup Sprint and Louisiana Flyboy, who captured the A.L "Red" Erwin Stakes. Other stakes winners during his career include The Beter Man Can and Cort's P. B.