02/01/2009 12:00AM

LeBlanc reaches 3,000 wins


Jockey Kirk LeBlanc won the 3,000th race of his career Saturday night at Delta Downs, when he guided Dazzling N Red ($8.20) to a wire-to-wire victory in the 10th race. He was aboard the mare for trainer Charles Hukill. The win was one of three on the card for LeBlanc.

LeBlanc, 40, registered the first win of his career at Delta, in Vinton, La., on Dec. 1, 1984. He reached the 2,000-win milestone in September 2000, at Louisiana Downs. The best horses LeBlanc has ridden during his career include Two Altazano, with whom he captured the Grade 2 Fantasy at Oaklawn and the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, in 1994.

LeBlanc is currently the fifth-leading rider at Delta. Past titles for him include Louisiana Downs in 2001. Throughout his career he has had more than 23,500 mounts, and they have earned more than $38 million.