Jockey Luis Quinonez recorded his 600th career Oaklawn victory in Friday’s ninth race, according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering organization. Quinonez reached the milestone aboard Warrior’s Map ($39.60) for trainer Larry Jones.
Quinonez, 53, had his first mount at Oaklawn in 1991 and has had at least one victory every year in Hot Springs since 1998. A native of Mexico, Quinonez was Oaklawn’s leading rider in 2007, when he rode a personal-best 52 winners in Hot Springs.
According to Equibase, Quinonez entered Saturday with 5,313 mounts and $18,001,694 in purse earnings in his Oaklawn career. He has 26 career Oaklawn stakes victories.
Earlier on Friday’s card, Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel recorded his 967th career Oaklawn victory aboard Bubbas Dixie ($10.20) in the sixth race for his older brother, trainer Cecil Borel. Calvin Borel was Oaklawn’s leading rider in 1995 and 2001.
Terry Thompson won Friday’s seventh race aboard Arrival ($9) for trainer Ingrid Mason, the jockey’s 647th career Oaklawn victory. Thompson was Oaklawn’s leading rider in 2009 and 2010.