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.