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Saratoga: Alvarado records milestone victory

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Jockey Junior Alvarado earned his 1,000th career victory in North America, winning the fourth race at Saratoga Race Course on Monday aboard Skerkis.

The 2-year-old colt drew off in the stretch to capture the $50,000 maiden claiming event by eight lengths over Banker’s Boss.

Making his third lifetime start, Skerkis paid $11.80, $6.10 and $4.30 as the 9-2 fourth choice in a field of seven 2-year-olds.

“He was pretty sharp,” said Alvarado. “Then I ...

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