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Jockey Melancon Reaches 4,000-Win Plateau

Gerard Melancon became the 65th North American jockey to ride 4,000 winners when he guided Doc R U to victory in the sixth race at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Jan. 30.

Sent off as the second choice in the 10-horse field of $4,000 claimers, Doc R U won by two lengths for owner-breeder Jodie Winn and trainer Glynn Winn.

"I've had a very blessed career," said Melancon, 45. "Reaching 4,000 wins is special to me. All my family and friends came to the track tonight and I thank them for their support over the years."

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