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11,000 Wins To South American Jockey Ricardo
South American jockey Jorge Ricardo became the 2nd rider in history to record 11,000 winners when he scored on 3YO filly Miss Pulida at La Plata racecourse in Buenos Aires in Argentina, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Brazilian-born Ricardo, 48, followed Californian-based Russell Baze, 52, who reached 11,000 wins 4 months earlier on August 14 (7 currently boasts 11,125 winners). Ricardo was the 1st jockey to reach 10,000 wins in January 2008, but missed 219 days in 2009 when he received treatment for lymphoma. Ricardo currently leads Baze in victories for this year by 412 to 351.