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Joe Talamo Boots Home 1,000th Winner

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Young jockey Joseph Talamo scored his 1,000th win Thursday at Santa Anita Park.  The milestone came aboard Arnold Zetcher’s Splendid Fortune trained by Bob Baffert in the day’s fourth race.

“That was fun,” Talamo told Santa Anita Publicity. “It’s nice to get it out of the way early.”

Talamo currently ranks fourth in the Santa Anita jockey standings with 39 wins.

The Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider of 2007, Talamo, 22, made his riding debut at Louisiana Downs in 2006 and went on to become the first apprentice to win the riding title at Fair Grounds.

In 2009, Talamo was one of the riders featured in Animal Planet’s documentary “Jockeys.”

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