Texas trainer Danny Pish * Photo by Coady Photography
Trainer Danny Pish scored his 500th win at Lone Star Park on Friday when first-time starter Macho Borracho closing strongly under jockey Jeremy Collier and drew away to win the eighth race by an impressive 5 ¼ lengths. The Texas-bred gelding by Texas stallionSpecial Rate runs for breeder Irby Jack Cook II.
Pish scored his first win at Lone Star Park in 1997 during the track’s inaugural season with a horse named Momentoflove. He had just eight total entries that year, and Momentoflove was the only winner among them. Since that first season at the Grand Prairie track, Pish has entered a total of 3,168 starters and has amassed earnings of over $8.5 million at Lone Star. He has been in the top 10 of the trainers standings each meet beginning in 2000 and continuing through 2013. He won his first training title at Lone Star in 2012 with 42 wins from 195 starts and earnings of $525,387. All told, Pish has saddled 1,749 winners with earnings of $24.2 million.
Only two others have hit the 500 Lone Star Park wins milestone, trainers Steve Asmussen and Bret Calhoun.