01/23/2010 12:00AM

Theriot gets win No. 2,000

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NEW ORLEANS - Jockey Jamie Theriot won his 2,000th career race early Saturday evening, piloting Alaina's Aurora to a front-running victory in the 13th race at Fair Grounds.

A native of Breaux Bridge, La., Theriot, 30, began riding in 1985. He topped the jockey standings at Fair Grounds during the 2007-2008 racing season at Fair Grounds.