11/19/2010 6:11PM

Yang collects 1,000th victory of career

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Chin Yang, winning the 2004 Aspirant aboard Caribbean Cruiser, won two races on Friday's card at Finger Lakes to reach 1,000 for his career.

Jockey Chin Yang, 43, registered his 1,000th career win at Finger Lakes on Friday when he guided 14-1 longshot Confided to a gate-to-wire in the sixth race.

A native of Bangkok, Thailand, Yang began his career in 1989 at River Downs, and has been a Finger Lakes regular since 2003. Of his 1,000 wins, 403 have come at Finger Lakes.

Earlier on Friday’s card, Yang won the second race aboard Naughty You.

Yang won back-to-back runnings of Finger Lakes’s biggest race, the New York Breeders’ Futurity, with Mother’s Sacrifice in 2003 and Caribbean Cruiser to victory in 2004.

Yang currently ranks 17th in the Finger Lakes jockey standings with 35 wins.