01/20/2012 11:28AM

Delta Downs: Simington wins 3,000th career race


Jockey Don Simington won the 3,000th Thoroughbred race of his career Thursday night at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., when he guided Madam Dream ($20) to victory in the second race. Simington has had 24,508 Thoroughbred mounts in his career to date, and they have earned more than $39 million.

Simington is a multiple title winner at Louisiana Downs and ranks fourth in the current standings at Delta Downs. His milestone win Thursday night came in a $7,500 conditioned claiming sprint for trainer Charles Begnaud. Simington registered the 2,000th win of his career in 2005.

His first winner came at Sunland Park on Jan. 21, 1984.