PARX: 2,000 WINS FOR LUPE PRECIADO
When Chub Wagon, a three year-old filly making her career debut, came romping home to thoroughly convincing 7 1/2-length win in the fourth race Monday afternoon at Parx, trainer Guadalupe Preciado celebrated the 2,000th win on his career.
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A native of Mexico, Preciado came to the U.S. and began training horses in 1989. A chance meeting with owner Jack Mondel (Hidden Lane Farms) jump-started his career in the early ‘90’s, led by multiple graded stakes winner Mr. Nasty (G3 Gravesend Handicap – 1990 and G2 Tom Fool – 1991). He also won the G2 Demoiselle for Mondel in 1990 with Debutante’s Halo.
Inducted into the Parx Hall of Fame in 2013, Preciado also trained multiple graded stakes winners Favorite Tale (G3 Gallant Bob – 2014 and G2 Smile Sprint – 2015) and Caught in the Rain (G2 Mrs. Revere – 2002 and G3 Athenia – 2003). Favorite Tale, a millionaire, was honored as Pennsylvania Horse of the Year in 2014.
Preciado’s 2,000 wins have come in 11,906 starts. His runners have earned nearly $45 million and topped $1 million in seasonal earnings in 24 consecutive years, from 1994 through 2017. They exceeded $2 million in earnings in four of those campaigns.