07/17/2011 11:03AM

Finger Lakes: Jeremias Flores wins 1,000th race of career


Jockey Jeremias Flores collected his 1,000th career win on Saturday at Finger Lakes when he guided Gold Ghost to a 3 3/4-length victory in the sixth race.

Flores made 128 visits to the winners circle during the 1998 season to set a record. No other Finger Lakes apprentice rider has challenged that mark. He registered his first stakes win aboard Charioteer’s Wand in the Wine Country Handicap that same year.

Flores, 36, has recorded 964 of his 1,000 career victories at Finger Lakes, including his most notable win aboard Gold for the Queen in the New York Oaks in 2009. He set a track record for an apprentice by winning 128 races in 1998.

A native of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Flores is currently fourth in the Finger Lakes 2011 jockey standings with 38 victories.