11/27/2010 10:49AM

Jockey Martinez wins 1,000th race


Jockey Luis Martinez Jr. won the 1,000th race of his career on Friday when he guided Turnpike Mike to victory in the fourth race at Beulah Park, an Ohio-bred optional claiming race.

Martinez, who began his career in earnest in 1998 after riding in a single race in 1997, came back to win the seventh race aboard Hum That Tune