08/31/2012 4:33PM

Del Mar: Garcia notches win 1,000

Benoit & Associates
Martin Garcia aboard Bubba Fizz, the rider’s 1,000th winning mount.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Jockey Martin Garcia won the 1,000th race of his career in Thursday’s second race on Bubba Fizz, and then won two more races for his best day of the meeting.

Through Thursday, Garcia ranked fourth in the jockey standings with 20 wins at the meeting, trailing leader Rafael Bejarano by 27 wins. The meeting ends on Wednesday.

Garcia, 27, has one stakes win at the current meeting, My Best Brother in a division of the Oceanside Stakes on opening day, July 18. He is back aboard My Best Brother in Sunday’s $300,000 Del Mar Derby over 1 1/8 miles on turf.