Collins Secures Win 2,000 in Upset Fashion
by Frank Angst
Date Posted: 3/4/2013 8:51:38 PM
Last Updated: 3/6/2013 2:30:05 PM

Dennis Collins wins race number 2,000.
Photo: Coady Photography

Veteran rider Dennis Collins picked up the 2,000th victory of his career March 4 when he guided Justcallheraggie to an upset victory in the third race at Turf Paradise.

In the milestone race, a claiming race at 7 1/2 furlongs on turf, Collins and Justcallheraggie enjoyed a clear advantage at every call and the 11-1 shot had enough to hold off 4-5 favorite Checkoutmyman to post the upset win by 1 1/4 lengths.

Collins entered the Monday, March 4 card in 12th place by wins at the current Turf Paradise meeting. He has earned riding titles at such tracks as Fonner Park, State Fair Park, and Yavapai Downs and some of his top stakes winners include Napili Point, The Straw Man, and Neraks Eman.

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