Jockey Chris DeCarlo rides 1,000th winner
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) - Jockey Chris DeCarlo rode his 1,000th winner, guiding Oconee Gold to victory Saturday in the eighth race at Monmouth Park.
The 44-year-old DeCarlo also won the seventh race aboard Don'twait Toolong.
DeCarlo, who was 16 when he started riding professionally, has been a popular rider at Monmouth Park for many years. As a 17-year-old, he won the 1986 Haskell Invitational aboard Wise Times, and in 2005 had the most stakes wins at the track.