01/19/2012 8:19AM

Portland Meadows: Ferguson gets 1,000th Thoroughbred win


Trainer Jim Fergason, who has won six Portland Meadows training titles, saddled his 1,000th Thoroughbred winner Wednesday at Portland when Mo’s Flashy Dash scored a one-length victory as the favorite in a 5 1/2-furlong $2,500 claiming race.

Fergason, 59, has been training since 1969. His first winner came on a 99-1 shot in a Quarter Horse race,

“I’m happy I got this win here,” said Fergason. “Probably 900 of those wins came right here, so I’m really happy about that.”