Eibar Coa celebrates win number 4,000.

Eibar Coa celebrates win number 4,000.

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Jockey Eibar Coa Rides 4,000th Winner

Native of Venezuela relocated to U.S. in 1993 and has won titles at six tracks.

Jockey Eibar Coa notched career win number 4,000 when Maddy's Crowd won the ninth race at Monmouth Park on July 9.

"Obviously you don’t start out thinking you’re going to win 4,000 or any number of races," said Coa, 39, a native of native of Monagas, Venezuela. "You just go out there and do the best you can and when things like this happen, it makes it even sweeter.

Fifth early, Maddy’s Crowd ran down his rivals by a length and paid $7.40 for the win. He is trained by Tim Hill.

"I was really happy to get this win at Monmouth," Coa said. "I’ve been very lucky here and a lot of my friends are here in the jockey’s room. It’s a special place and I’m glad this happened here."

Coa began riding in his native country before moving to the United States in 1993. In addition to being leading rider at Monmouth in 2001 and 2002, Coa has been top jockey at Aqueduct, Belmont, Calder, Gulfstream and Tropical at Calder.