06/17/2013 8:22AM

Arapahoe: Jockey Don Frazier gets 2,000th win


The 53-year-old jockey Don Lee Frazier won the 2,000th Thoroughbred race of his career Sunday at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colo., when he guided Fast But Furious to a debut win in a maiden special weight race. The horse won by four and a half lengths, and paid $13.60.

Frazier’s first Thoroughbred win came on Aug. 13, 1977. He has had 20,396  Thoroughbred mounts, and they have earned $11,518,159.

“It’s a highlight to reach 2,000,” Frazier said in a release issued by Arapahoe. “It’s a great accomplishment and not many riders have done it.”

Frazier rode Fast But Furious for trainer Justin D. Gleason, and the win was the first training score for Gleason. Gleason has had 26 starters.

Frazier, who said he does not ride during the winters to spend time with family, regularly competes in Colorado, Nebraska and New Mexico.