Robert Landry celebrates his 2000th win.

Robert Landry celebrates his 2000th win.

Michael Burns

Canadian Jockey Landry Records 2,000th Win

The 46-year-old Toronto native reaches milestone in ninth race at Woodbine July 1.

(from Woodbine report)

Robert Landry, who began his riding career in 1981, recorded his 2,000th win on Canada Day July 1 at Woodbine.

The 46-year-old Toronto native notched the milestone triumph in the ninth race, piloting Firetheexecutive to victory for trainer Steve Attard, who owns the horse in partnership with Sheldon Pettle.

"I treated it as though it were any other day," Landry said. "It's really nice to win this. My mindset was, 'When it comes, it comes.'

"I'm happy I won it for Steve (Attard). I've ridden a lot for him in the past. Now that it's over with we'll go out there and try to get some more."

A two-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada's top jockey in 1993 and 1994, Landry won his first race on June 21, 1981, with Hammy Hubert.

Landry has won several big races throughout his career, including a 44-1 upset in 1999 Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) with Quiet Resolve and the 2004 Queen's Plate with Niigon. He also has three Woodbine Oaks victories to his name, including Catch the Ring in 2000. He also rode five consecutive Canadian champion 2-year-old fillies: Larkwhistle (1996), Primaly (1997), Fantasy Lake (1998), Hello Seattle (1999) and Poetically (2000).

He has 160 lifetime stakes scores, including 25 graded.

Landry, who was honored with the 2003 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award, won 57 races last year and took five Woodbine stakes, including the Eternal Search and Passing Mood with Authenicat.

The jockey enjoys working with wood and donates his time to various children's charities, including C.A.R.D. and the Special Olympics. He is also a board member for the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.