Five-Win Day Vaults Lopez Into Title Contention At Gulfstream West

by | 11.18.2018 | 6:26pm
Paco Lopez, shown celebrating a five-win day at Gulfstream Park

Paco Lopez joined the title race for jockeys Sunday at Gulfstream Park West with a five-win day and collecting his 200th win of 2018.

The 33-year-old journeyman moved to within four wins of leading rider Edgard Zayas, who holds a 45-41 edge with five racing days remaining in the Fall Turf Festival meet.

Lopez kicked off his five-win day by riding Reiltin Oir ($5) to victory in Race 1 before scoring aboard Princess Dynamite ($7.20) in Race 3, High Flying Guy ($7) in Race 7, All Go ($5.80) in Race 8 and Chiara Luna ($) for No. 200 in Race 10.

Lopez, who rode five stakes winners on the Nov. 10 Millions Preview card, holds the lead in purses-won with $1. million, approximately $75,000 more than Zayas' total.

Emisael Jaramillo, who captured the 2017 Gulfstream Park West title with a record 50 winners, has 37 wins after riding a pair of winners, Wild Good ($8.20) in Race 4 and Mia Angelina ($9.40) in Race 6, Sunday.

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