09/07/2009 12:00AM

Dale Cordova posts first win since '98


The comebacking jockey Dale Cordova, 45, rode his first winner since 1998 on Saturday night at Remington Park, when he guided J.J.'s Indy to a three-length win in the third race, a maiden special weight route race. Cordova returned to the saddle late last month after having retired 11 years ago in order to travel less and be more involved with the upbringing of his children. At the time, he was 34.

J.J.'s Indy ($6.40) was the rider's 13th mount since he launched his comeback. J.J.'s Indy is trained by Cindy Monroy.

Cordova was the regular rider on millionaire Silver Goblin. He was long a perennial leading rider at Remington, where prior to his comeback he had last ridden on Oct. 30, 1998. Cordova and his family live in Oklahoma.