Lopez scores 4,000th career win

Veteran jockey Chuck C. Lopez has scored his 4,000th win.

Lopez hit the milestone Saturday in the first race at Monmouth Park, posting a gate-to-wire win aboard Duffy’s Tavern.

The 50-year-old Brooklyn native, who lives in Morganville, N.J., has ridden extensively at Monmouth Park during his 32-year career. He was the top apprentice there in 1979, the same year he scored his first career win with Foolish Tracy at Keystone Park.

Riding professionally is a tradition in the Lopez family. His father, Carlos Lopez Sr., was a jockey, and his two sons — Erick and David — also ride.

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