Hernandez Rides 1,000th Career Winner

The jockey gets his milestone victory on Wildandcrazyguy Aug. 18 at Ellis Park.

Jockey Brian J. Hernandez Jr. earned the 1,000th win of his career when he guided Wildandcrazyguy to victory in the eighth race Aug. 18 at Ellis Park in Kentucky. The 4-year-old Forest Wildcat colt defeated Stormin Hedges by a neck in the 5 1/2-furlong claiming event.

Hernandez, 26, captured the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) aboard Fort Larned  Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course. His father, Brian Sr., and younger brother, Colby, are riders in Louisiana.