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1,000 wins for Paco Lopez

Updated: August 17, 2012, 3:09 PM ET
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Jockey Paco Lopez scored his 1,000th career win when he rode Whitey's Gold to victory for trainer Bobby DiBona in the second race at Monmouth Park Aug. 17.

"It is really exciting," said Lopez, 26, a Veracruz, Mexico native. "I've been riding for five years and am so happy to have this accomplishment. I hope to keep winning more races while getting to do what I love."

Lopez won his first race at Calder Casino & Race Course on July 13, 2007 and went on to become that track's leading ...

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