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1,000 Wins For US Trainer Kimmel
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.