“So thankful”: Alex Cintron gets 1000th career win
Alex Cintron. Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.
With two wins in the first four races, Jockey Alex Cintron reached the 1,000 career win mark at Delaware Park Monday.
Cintron piloted Jack the Umpire to a first-out victory in the day’s first race, rallying from the rear of the four-horse field in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight for two-year-olds to win going away by six lengths.
Then the 31-year-old native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, recorded the milestone victory aboard Lorden’s Love, conditioned by former Delaware Park leading trainer Scott Lake in the fourth race. The 3-year-old son of Stephen Got Even returned $15.40 in the field of five. Lorden’s Love outdueled Sweetheart Lady to prevail by a half-length in the $12,500 claiming event.
Through July 6th, Alex Cintron was second in the Delaware Park jockey standings with a record of 27 wins from 105 mounts. In 2013, Cintron was the leading rider at Delaware Park with 98 winners. On June 29, he recorded his first Grade I winner when he booted home Wet Your Whistle in the Highlander Stakes at Woodbine. He notched his first Graded winner aboard Bryan’s Jewel in the Grade III Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park in 2013.
Cintron was not sure he would ever ride again after suffering injuries to his face, knee and shoulder blade from a spill on November 19, 2017.
“I am just so thankful to reach this milestone,” jockey Alex Cintron said. “Not so long ago, I was not sure about ever riding again after recovering from injuries I suffered in a spill, and to get career win 1,000 and a last week to get my first Grade I, it is just amazing.”