Jockey Tony Guymon Gets 1,000th Win
The veteran rider reaches the milestone on April 23 at Los Alamitos.
April 28, 2017
Edited press release
Tony Guymon, the recipient of the PCQHRA Jockey Special Achievement Award in 2016, scored his 1,000th career Quarter Horse win after piloting Carol and John Cooper’s Branquino to victory in the third race on April 23 at Los Alamitos.
Guymon has enjoyed some great moments at Los Alamitos since arriving here to ride full time a couple of years ago. His biggest moment came last year when he rode Fawna Knight’s Worth Doing to win the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1).
Guymon also rode One Proud Eagle to win last year's $428,400 Kindergarten Futurity (G2). He also rode Bannister to win the 2016 Wild West Futurity, and he has won at such major Quarter Horse tracks as Sunland Park and Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, and Remington Park in Oklahoma City.
In addition, Guymon has won more than 200 Thoroughbred races and early in his career he rode on the competitive Southern California circuit.
“That was an experience for a kid from Utah to be in the same jockey’s room as Gary Stevens, Laffit Pincay Jr., Chris McCarron and so many others,” Guymon said. “They were so willing to teach the little things to young riders. The great Gary Stevens took me under his wing and would give great advice.”
Guymon will ride Jessies Corona and Favorite Kay in Sunday’s Kindergarten Futurity trials.
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