07/23/2016 9:32PM

Mountaineer rider Lagunes wins 1,000th career race


Gabriel Lagunes won the 1,000th race of his career Saturday night in the fifth race at Mountaineer.

Lagunes has been riding in the United States since 2006. His milestone win was his 218th at Mountaineer. He currently is third in the Mountaineer standings to Deshawn Parker. He finished second to Parker in the 2015 standings.

Lagunes scored 374 of his wins at the now shuttered Beulah Park between 2009 and 2014. He also has a total of 207 victories at Belterra Park, the former River Downs.

In addition to his 1,000 Thoroughbred wins, Lagunes has 29 Quarter Horse victories.

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