Jockey Mychel Sanchez Rides 1,000th Career Winner At Delaware Park

Jockey Mychel Sanchez notched his 1,000th career victory aboard Z W P Stable and Non Stop Stable’s Malibu Beauty in the $100,000 George Rosenberger Memorial at Delaware Park today.

The 4-year-old daughter of Buffum won by  eight lengths.  The Maryland-bred trained by Gary Capuano returned $3.80 as the favorite in the field of five.

Thisnameisokay finished second,  ten lengths in front of B B’s Busted, with Daniel Centeno, in third.  Malibu Beauty cut early fractions of :48.83 for the half-mile and 1:13.40 for the three-quarter miles before completing the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.99 over a muddy main track.

The Rosenberger Memorial was originally scheduled to be run on the grass but was transferred to the main track due the overnight rain in the region from the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

Malibu Beauty raised her record to seven wins from 22 starts.  She earned $82,500 for her victory in the Rosenberger Memorial, which includes a special $22,500 Delaware Certified bonus, to bring her career earnings to $399,584.

“This milestone win could not have come at a better time in a stakes race on Owners Day at Delaware Park,” said winning rider Mychel Sanchez.  “In the race, she really did it all.  We went to the lead and took control.  After that it was on cruise control.”

Sanchez has two career graded stake victories.  In 2021, he rode Hopeful Treasure to victory in the Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct and in 2018 he rode Dixie Serenade to victory in the Victory Ride Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.

Sanchez, a native of Venezuela, recorded his first career victory in North America aboard Party Girl Appeal at Parx Racing on July 16, 2013.  This year, he has a 68-66-43 record from 353 mounts that have amassed more than $2.3-million in purse earnings. Overall, his 6,407 mounts have posted 948 seconds and 894 thirds while earning more than $32.5 million in purses.

Through Oct. 1, Sanchez ranks second in the Delaware Park standings with $1,430,987 in purse earnings. He ranks second by number of wins, tied with Carol Cedeno, with 43.

He was co-leading rider at Parx Racing in 2019 and leading rider in 2020. He also was a top 10 rider at Monmouth Park, Laurel Park and Parx in 2021.

While Sanchez has ridden creditably to reach the milestone, his career as a jockey was tarnished in January when he was suspended for 60 days by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission following the discovery he wagered on horses other than is own mounts at Parx Racing. When the suspension ended, several track would not allow him to ride. Nearly five months since beginning his suspension, he returned to the saddle June 22 at Delaware Park.

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