10/04/2012 9:24AM

Oscar Ceballos wins 1,000th race of career on Wednesday at Albuquerque


Jockey Oscar Ceballos won the 1,000th Thoroughbred race of his career Wednesday at the Downs at Albuquerque, when he guided Golden Chain to at 2 1/4-length win in the seventh race. Ceballos rode Golden Chain ($8.20) for owner-trainer Rey Marquez.

Ceballos rode his first winner on June 28, 1986. He has had 6,953 Thoroughbred mounts, and they have earned $5.2 million.