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Delahoussaye Wins 6,000th Race

February 7, 1999

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Eddie Delahoussaye became the 14th jockey in North American horse racing history to win 6,000 races with his victory Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

Delahoussaye’s win in the third race was on Sweetcakesanshakes, a 4-year-old filly who won by 4 1/2 lengths in the six-furlong $50,000 allowance race for fillies and mares. The filly was owned by Mike Willman and Nikki Hunt and trained by Leonard Dorfman.

Clifford C. Goodrich, Santa Anita’s vice-president and general manager, gave Delahoussaye a crystal sculpture of a horse’s head to commemorate the occasion.

Delahoussaye, 47, previously won five Triple Crown races including two Kentucky Derbies, Seven Breeders’ Cup events and was selected to racing’s Hall of Fame. He started riding thoroughbreds in 1967 in New Orleans and rode his first winner in June 29, 1968.

Other jockeys who have won 6,000 races include Bill Shoemaker, Laffit Pincay Jr., Pat Day, David Gall, Angel Cordero Jr., Jorge Velasquez, Chris McCarron, Sandy Hawley, Russell Baze, Larry Snyder, Carl Gambardella, Earlie Fires and John Longden.

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