11/27/2010 10:49AM

Jockey Martinez wins 1,000th race

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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