12/10/2014 2:28PM

Solis one win from 5,000 for career

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Jockey Alex Solis has two mounts Friday at Los Alamitos.

Jockey Alex Solis’s next winner will be the 5,000th of his career in North America. He has two chances on Friday’s program at Los Alamitos – Autumn Flower in the fourth race and Keezheekoni in the eighth.

Solis has not ridden in Southern California since Nov. 30. He spent last weekend riding in Venezuela before traveling to Panama this week to visit family.

Solis’s most recent win in North America was on Synnin at Del Mar on Nov. 28. He is ready for the milestone.

“It makes you look back on all the things you have accomplished in your career,” he said last week.

Solis, 50, was elected to the racing Hall of Fame this year. A native of Panama, Solis has ridden much of his career in Southern California. He rode on the East Coast for five years before returning to California this year.