Talamo wins 2,000th race aboard Rizzi's Honors at Los Alamitos

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Greater than 13 years after he accumulated the primary win of his occupation in his local Louisiana, jockey Joe Talamo picked up his 2,000th victory with Rizzi’s Honors in Thursday’s 5th race at Los Alamitos.

The three-Five favourite in opposition to 5 fighters within the $20,351 starter allowance, the 6-year-old With Difference mare pressed the problem whilst huge early, however kicked transparent throughout the ultimate 8th to win via 4 lengths for house owners Lee Drummond and Joe Riso and teacher Mark Glatt.

Talamo, who will flip 30 Jan. 12, used to be joined within the winner’s circle via his spouse Elizabeth and his two younger sons Dominic and Vincent, longtime agent Scotty McClellan and several other of his fellow riders.

“She’s this sort of neat mare, she all the time tries exhausting,’’ stated Talamo. “I felt lovely assured down the lane she used to be going to win.

“But even so (Glatt), there are such a lot of house owners and running shoes to thank that gave me the alternatives that resulted in this milestone. I’m so thankful.

“Scotty and I’ve been in combination for roughly 13 years so it used to be lovely particular to have him right here as of late. It’s exhausting to imagine I’ve been using this lengthy.’’

Talamo, who’s going to journey in California via Jan. Five ahead of he starts competing at Oaklawn Park, which begins its meet Jan. 24, earned his preliminary victory July 7, 2006 aboard Smartly Heavens Sake at Louisiana Downs. His 1,000
th win got here April 5, 2012 at Santa Anita aboard Ideally suited Fortune for Corridor of Repute teacher Bob Baffert.

Rizzi’s Honors, who paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10, has now gained 5 of 25 and earned $134,359. It used to be her 2nd win in 5 makes an attempt at Los Alamitos.

Fracas, a 6-1 shot, used to be 2nd and returned $4.60 and $2.40 whilst completing a half-length in entrance of 7-2 2nd selection Rattle. The display value on Rattle used to be $2.40.

Within the day’s maximum profitable race, Sq. Peggy, a 20-1 shot, led all the way through to win the $46,053 non-compulsory claimer for fillies and mares bred or sired in California.

Owned via James and Ilene Roper and skilled via Eddie Truman, the 4-year-old Sq. Eddie filly prevailed via a half-length over 5-1 shot Grinningeartoear whilst finishing the Five ½ furlongs in 1:03.72.

Ridden via Edwin Maldonado, Sq. Peggy paid $43.40, $17.40 and $9.60. The victory used to be her 5th in 15 begins and the $27,00Zero payday higher her bankroll to $173,125.

Grinningeartoear, who completed a nostril in entrance of 5-1 shot Violette Szabo, paid $6.60 and $4.40 whilst the display value on Violette Szabo used to be $4.60.

Racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos. Publish time is 1 p.m.

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