Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mario Pino


Press Release from Laurel Park:

LAUREL, MD. 10-25-06---With a victory aboard Le Cordon Bleu ($6) in today’s 7th race, jockey Mario Pino moved to within 200 victories of 6,000 during his storied career. The 45-year-old ranks 16th on the all-time win list and is the winningest rider at the Maryland tracks.

Now in his 28th season as a rider, Pino has surpassed 200 wins in a year 12 times in his career. Since January 1, 1999 he has visited the winners’ circle 1,881 times.

“When you are having fun at something it goes quickly,” who reached the 5,000 milestone on his 41st birthday in 2002. “It is not easy but I feel young. When I hit 5,000 I never thought about 6,000 but now I am coming up on it. Two hundred is a lot of wins. I hope the next 200 will be the most fun.”

Fourteen jockeys have reached the 6,000-win plateau. Only two active riders, Russell Baze and Earlie Fires, have more career winners than Pino.

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