Wes Giles Reaches 1,000

Trainer reaches four-figure win milestone.

Wes Giles. PHOTO: Quarter Racing Journal/Richard Chamberlain

Trainer Wes Giles has reached the milestone of 1,000 winners.

Giles reached the mark with the help of his Grade 1 winner Apolltical Chad, who on May 28 won his trial to the Ruidoso Derby (G1). The horse won the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) last year, and finished fourth in the All American Futurity (G1).

Giles began training in 1981, and since then has saddled 6,356 horses that have brought home more than $18.8 million. That includes 116 stakes victories.

He is the 37th trainer to reach the 1,000-win record.

In addition to Apolltical Chad, he has saddled Too Flash For You, Trendi, Wild Six, Fast Prize Zoom and champion Gone To The Mountain to victories in Grade 1 stakes.

He has also saddled the likes of champions Astica and Jesscuzican.

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