Jockeys Grabowski, Feliciano Reach Milestones

Jockeys John A. Grabowski won his 3,000th race and Richard Feliciano reached 1,000 victories Sept. 8.

Jockey John A. Grabowski earned career victory number 3,000 Sept. 8, guiding Diamond Hard Cut to a gate-to-wire triumph by two lengths at Finger Lakes Racetrack in upstate New York.

Grabowski, 44, a native of Coalinga, Calif., ranks second in the current jockey standings at Finger Lakes with 93 wins from 405 mounts and earnings of $1,246,497 through Sept. 8. He trails the leader, John Davila Jr., by 13 victories.

Diamond Hard Cut, a 5-year-old gelding, won the one-mile, 40-yard event for $4,000 claiming horses in a time of 1:43 1/5.

Grabowski has won six Finger Lakes Racetrack riding titles. He holds the record there for the most wins in a season, tallying 233 in 2000. He also owns the track's mark for stakes wins in a season with nine, which he established in 2001. He was the subject of the first ever bobblehead giveaway at Finger Lakes last year.

Jockey Richard Feliciano also reached a personal milestone of 1,000 victories Sept. 8 when he rode Robyn's Dream to victory in the seventh race at Mountaineer Park.