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1,000 Wins For US Trainer Kimmel

Monday, 10th July 2006

US trainer John Kimmel "scored the 1,000th victory of his career on Friday afternoon at Belmont Park when he saddled Premium Tap to a win in the third race, the $65,000-added Albert the Great," reports bloodhorse.com. Kimmel celebrated his debut victory 20 years ago at Calder, and intimated that reaching the milestone came as a surprise, commenting: "It's unbelievable to think that a thousand wins would go by so fast in the years I've been doing this. This will be one I will certainly remember, that's for sure. This is a good one to put in the kitty." Kimmel practiced as a veterinarian for 4 years before turning his hand to training, where his best horse has been Eclipse Award Champion Filly/Mare Hidden Lake.

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