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Rosemary Homeister Jr. Earns Victory No. 2,500

| Churchill Downs Communications | 05/20/2012 #

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 20, 2012) – Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. notched the 2,500th victory of her career when she guided Center Hill Farm's Eastern Precipice to a 3/4-length win in the 7th race Sunday at Arlington Park.

Homeister was joined in the winner's circle by her daughter Victoria Rose, Arlington officials and her fellow riders as a video played saluting the milestone score as well as highlights of her career.

"I can't believe it's 2,500 wins," said an elated Homeister in the winner's circle. "I'm so glad I did it here at Arlington Park – the most beautiful racetrack in the world. I'm blessed to have my daughter Victoria Rose with me and I'm glad to have done it here with so many riders I've known for years and so many riders I'm meeting for the first time this year. The fans here have been awesome."

A 39-year-old native of Hollywood, Florida, Homeister is the second-leading female rider of all time trailing only Julie Krone. Homeister returned to riding last year after giving birth to daughter Victoria Rose and is riding in Chicago for the first time in 2012.