06/15/2012 4:18PM

Thistledown: Gorham scores 1,000th training victory


Trainer Robert Gorham scored his 1,000th career victory on Friday at Thistledown when Banning won the fourth race with Jeffery Skerrett aboard.

Gorham, a 54-year-old native of Michigan, has owned a veterinary clinic in Kalamazoo with his older sister, Marion, since 1977. Approximately 10 years later they bought a farm and began breeding and owning Thoroughbreds. Their first horse, Double Booked, won more than $830,000 between 1989-1991.

Gorham began training horses in 1994 at Detroit Race Course and his starters have earned more than $14.1 million.