03/30/2005 1:00AM

Sunland Park track report


Glen Murphy notched career victories 2,000 and 2,001 at Sunland Park on Tuesday. The 37-year-old rider, who won the riding title at Sunland back in 1991, brought Desert Sword ($5.20) home from well off the pace in the day's ninth race for trainer Steve Asmussen and owners Asmussen and Jack Grunwald to hit the 2,000-win plateau.

Murphy came right back two races later for number 2,001 by winning the $28,600 featured allowance sprint aboard the 6-5 favorite, Red Lifesaver ($4.40), again for Asmussen and local owners Kirk and Judy Robison.

Murphy is in fourth place among Thoroughbred riders at Sunland.