07/28/2014 11:51AM

Jockey Centeno gets 2,000th career win

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Tom Keyser
Jockey Daniel Centeno got his 2,000th career win in North America on Sunday at Parx Racing.

Jockey Daniel Centeno got the 2,000th victory of his career in North America on Sunday at Parx Racing when he guided even-money favorite Forest Rim to a front-running allowance win in the seventh race for trainer Jonathan Sheppard.

Centeno, a five-time leading rider at Tampa Bay Downs, began riding in his native Venezuela in 1990 and in 2003 moved to the United States. Centeno currently leads the Delaware Park standings by one win over Alex Cintron.

Centeno, 42, is in the midst of another solid season and has won 112 races from 560 mounts, a 20 percent win rate. He won the Grade 3 Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park on Gamay Noir in June for trainer Marty Wolfson and his second Tampa Bay Derby in March aboard Ring Weekend for trainer Graham Motion. He had previously won the 2009 Tampa Bay Derby on Musket Man.

Centeno’s U.S. mount have earned more than $36.6 million.