Laurel ride makes Rick Wilson 53rd jockey to win 3,000 races


Rick Wilson became the 53rd jockey to reach the 3,000 career-victory mark by winning at Laurel Race Course yesterday.

Wilson, 37, from Oklahoma, rode Flags Up in the first race for the milestone. He also won with a late mount, Carry on Rob, in the fifth race.

Wilson, who accepted his first mount in 1970, settled in Maryland last September and has been riding first call for the Ben W. Perkins Jr. stable.

Also yesterday, Mighty Rose, a lightly raced daughter of 1984 Laurel Futurity winner Mighty Appealing, won the $16,500 Gilded Cage Purse.

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