Johnny Velazquez gets his 1,000th win at Saratoga Race Course

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Hall of fame jockey Johnny Velazquez got his 1,000th win at the Saratoga Race Course on Thursday aboard Precursory in the 8th race. The 50 year-old has been riding at the Spa since he was 18 years old and says mentor Angel Cordero Jr. had a lot to do with that. Velazquez has more than 6,400 total wins in his illustrious riding career which is still going strong. NYRA played a video tribute to Velazquez after the victory and several other jockeys joined the celebration in the winner’s circle after the race along with Johnny’s friends and family.