Jeremy Rose rode his 2,000th winner at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28 aboard Cherokee Queen in the third race.
Born in 1979 in Bellafonte, Pa., Rose got into horse racing at age 20 and is most known for riding Afleet Alex to victories in the 2005 Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
“This means a lot to me,” said Rose, who resides in Elkton, Md., of the milestone. “Riding with the big jockeys down here, it’s big for me.”
Rose thanked a variety people following his win, including Tim Ritchey, the trainer of Afleet Alex. Now the rider is setting his sights on 3,000 and beyond.
“I want to still win the Kentucky Derby or a Breeders’ Cup race,” said Rose, who finished third aboard Afleet Alex in the 2005 Derby, and has been second in two Breeders' Cup events.
In 2009, Rose’s biggest victory came aboard Bullsbay in the 2009 Whitney Handicap (gr. I).
Rose won the Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice in 2001 when he led all bug riders in wins (312) and earnings ($4,459,411).