Fair Grounds Press Release

By Ryan Martin

Jockey Colby Hernandez reached

Jockey Colby Hernandez reached his 2,000th career victory on Friday evening’s Starlight Racing program aboard Tigertail Ranch’s Crocodile Jacques in the third race for trainer Victor Arceneaux.

Hernandez, 30, is currently third in the jockey standings at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet (as of publication) with a total of 36 victories, trailing only James Graham and Adam Beschizza. The native of Opelousas, La. began his riding career in 2006 and he has won at least 100 races for 12 straight years (2007-18).

“It’s been a fun journey,” Hernandez said following the milestone win. “I just want to thank all the trainers and owners that have supported me this whole way. It’s been fun. To get the milestone win here at Fair Grounds means a lot. It’s a tough colony and it means the world to me.”