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Sheppard reaches four figures, in style
Arcadius' Monmouth win gives trainer No. 1,000
JONATHAN SHEPPARD TALKS with Gil Johnston, a prominent steeplechase horse owner, in the Springdale Race Course paddock. The Hall of Fame trainer became the first NSA conditioner to saddle 1,000 American steeplechase winners in his career. - photo by Tom Didato
A few years ago, Jonathan Sheppard noticed that he was approaching his 1,000th career steeplechase victory, although he did not believe that he would reach that milestone before 2011. But a spectacular season in 2010 placed him at that milestone mark on Sept. 25 when he saddled Hudson River Stables’ Arcadius to win the $100,000 Helen Haskell Sampson Stakes (Gr. 1) at Monmouth Park.