Jockey Ramon Vazquez hits victory No. 1,000 on five-win night

By Daily Racing Form/Mary Rampellini on 10/06/2017 9:37 AM

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Jockey Ramon Vazquez won five races at Remington Park on Thursday night, including his 1,000th win in the United States.

He entered the card with 998 wins and hit 1,000 in the fourth race with Eurobond, the first of two winners he had on the card for longtime patrons Danny Caldwell and trainer Federico Villafranco.

Vazquez, 32, has won an additional 1,567 races in his native Puerto Rico, according to Equibase. He is a four-time title winner at Remington. Vazquez is tied for second in the current standings at Remington.

Vazquez's father and uncle were both jockeys. He graduated from a riding school in Puerto Rico in 2002.

Vazquez rode his first U.S. winner at Penn National on Oct. 1, 2009, according to Daily Racing Form records. Through Thursday night he had won 1,003 races from 5,592 mounts in the U.S.

Some of Vazquez's top mounts include Bayerd, Chanel’s Legacy, Don’t Tell Sophia, Daddy Nose Best, Dancin Lil,  Subtle Indian, and Soy Conquistador, with whom he won three Group 1 races.

Vazquez’s winners on Thursday night at Remington came in the second with Sparkled ($9); the fourth with Eurobond ($2.40); the fifth with K Kool ($6.80); the sixth with Good Omen ($17.20); and the ninth with Make Amends ($4.40).

 

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