09/25/2010 3:57PM

Monmouth: Sheppard Posts 1,000th Hurdle Win

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Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard won his 1,000th career hurdle race when Arcadius captured the Grade 1, $100,000 Helen Haskell Sampson Stakes today.

"One thousand wins means I’ve done something nobody else has done," Sheppard said.  "I knew I was in range, but I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to get there until next year.  Thankfully, everything has fallen into place this year and we’ve gotten a little lucky.”