05/30/2016 4:04PM

Pish gets victory No. 2,000


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Danny Pish won the 2,000th Thoroughbred race of his career on Monday, when U S Officer won his debut in the second race at Lone Star Park.

Pish’s first winner came in 1995, at Gillespie County Fair in Fredericksburg, Texas. He has had 11,831 Thoroughbred starters and those horses have earned more than $28 million, according to Daily Racing Form records.

Pish, 50, was greeted in the Lone Star winner’s circle with a sign celebrating the milestone. The trainer has divisions of his stable at several tracks, with the bulk of his runners based in Texas and Louisiana.

U S Officer ($3.60) won a maiden special weight for 2-year-olds by three lengths on Monday. He covered five furlongs on a track rated good in 58.73 seconds. U S Officer is a son of U S Ranger and he is owned by his breeder, Jerry Durant, and Bill Jordan. David Cabrera was aboard Monday.

Pish has won 83 stakes races. Among his most notable runners are Boots On Sunday, Got Shades, I’m Allthat, Goosey Moose, Agrivating General, Leaving On My Mind, and Royal Image.