01/10/2006 12:00AM

Tohill rides his 2,000th winner


Jockey Ken Tohill rode his 2,000th career winner, guiding Dee Dee's Diner to victory for trainer Henry Dominguez in the 10th race Tuesday at Sunland Park.

Tohill, 43, was the leading rider at Sunland the last two years and is dominating the standings again this season. Tohill has been riding for more than 25 years, most recently as a fixture in the Southwest for about the past three years. He first made his name riding in northern California and on the California fair circuit. Dee Dee's Diner, the favorite in the featured allowance race, paid $4.80.

At the Sunland 2004-05 meet, Tohill won 110 races from 463 mounts for earnings of $1,195,000. His next closest rival was 42 wins behind.

Among the stakes winners he has ridden are Shesmovinglikeaghost, Skip and Go, Latenite Special, and Blue Song.