Tag: 2000 wins

Indiana’s all-time leading trainer Gary Patrick recently hit a new milestone in his career, scoring his 2,000th win at JACK Thistledown Racino Saturday, Oct. 21 with Pure Justice. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino recognized Patrick and his wife, Cindy, during a special winner’s circle presentation at the track following the first race of the day Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Gary and Cindy Patrick were honored for 2,000 career wins during a special winner’s circle presentation at Indiana Grand Tuesday, Oct. 24 with Rachel McLaughlin, racing broadcast production manager. The Patricks earned their 2,000th win over the weekend at JACK Thistledown. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

Patrick, a native of Circleville, Ohio, is currently in his 50th year of training Thoroughbreds. Prior to his involvement in racing, he was a successful saddle bronc rider on the professional rodeo circuit and his recognizable purple and white silks include a saddle bronc rider on the back. His wife, Cindy, is a major part of the day to day operations of both the racing and breeding stock in their barn and even makes the stable’s silks, creating a brand new set for their trip to JACK Thistledown for stakes action Saturday, Oct. 21.

In addition to Pure Justice entered in the $75,000 Emerald Necklace Stakes in Race 8, Patrick took another horse along to race and secured his 2,000th career win with Sashenka with Edgar Paucar aboard in the afternoon’s sixth race. The four-year-old daughter of Warrior’s Reward led gate to wire in the one mile and 70-yard race, scoring the win by one length in a time of 1:47.12. Also owned by Patrick, Sashenka scored her second win of the year to forever be part of a special moment for Patrick.