Edgard Zayas

Vision Perfect Takes Turf Dash; Late Scratch Pay Any Price Unharmed After Breaking Through Gate

As trainer Jason Servis prepared to watch his 6-year-old horse Vision Perfect compete in Tampa Bay Downs’ $100,000 Turf Dash via simulcast from Gulfstream Park, he thought about calling his assistant, Frank Malocsay, to try to relay new instructions to jockey Antonio Gallardo after the late scratch of speedster Pay Any Price. Fortunately for Servis, […]

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World-Record Holder Pay Any Price Takes On Tampa Bay Downs’ Turf Dash

World record-holder Pay Any Price is set to defend his 2017 Turf Dash title Saturday as Tampa Bay Downs launches its 2018-2019 stakes schedule with a pair of $100,000, 5-furlong events on the grass. The 15th edition of the Turf Dash, which is scheduled as the third race on Saturday’s nine-race card, has attracted a […]

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

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 […]

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Zayas Pilots Four Consecutive Winners Saturday At Gulfstream West

Edgard Zayas padded his lead in the Gulfstream Park West jockey standings with a four-win day Saturday. The 25-year-old Puerto Rico native rode the winners of four consecutive races to boost his meet-leading total to 45 victories while raising his mounts’ purse-earnings over $1 million. Zayas, who captured the 2016 Gulfstream Park West title with […]

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Gunnevera Steps Up To ‘More Intense’ Breeze For Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera continued his preparations for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) with a strong five-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West. A 4-year-old son of Grade 1 winner Dialed In, Gunnevera went in 1:00.82 over a fast main track with regular rider Edgard Zayas in the irons, ranking second […]

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Gunnevera Back On The Work Tab, All Systems Go For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park West in advance of his next anticipated start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. With regular rider Edgard Zayas aboard, Gunnevera completed the distance in 1:02 over a wet-fast main track, second-fastest of 13 horses. It was his […]

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Pay Any Price Totes 130 Pounds To Victory At Gulfstream, On Track For Breeders’ Cup

Averill Racing and Matties Racing Stable’s Pay Any Price withstood top weight of 130 pounds and a bold stretch challenge to capture Sunday’s $75,000 Tamiami Handicap at Gulfstream Park, taking huge strides toward a planned start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs Nov. 3. The 8-year-old gelding, who set […]

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Gunnevera ‘100 Percent’ In First Start Since Dubai World Cup

Returning from a 4 ½-month layoff, Margoth’s Gunnevera scored by 6 ½ lengths in Friday’s featured fourth race at Gulfstream, showing he hasn’t lost a step after recovering from a hoof injury. The multiple grades-stakes winner hadn’t seen action since exiting an eighth-place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 31 with a nasty hoof injury. […]

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Gunnevera Fires Bullet At Gulfstream West, Eyes Woodward

Multiple Grade 2-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs in a minute Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West in preparation for a return to action at Gulfstream Park in the near future. “The horse worked very well,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He went 23 (seconds), 36, 48-point-1, and five furlongs in a minute flat.” The five-furlong workout, which […]

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Strike Power, Tip Sheet Put In Final Breezes For Florida Derby

Courtlandt Farms’ Grade 3-winning homebred Strike Power put an exclamation point on his final major preparation for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31 with a bullet half-mile breeze over Gulfstream Park’s main track Friday morning. Working in company with regular exercise rider Juan Oyola up, Strike Power was clocked in 47.87 seconds, the fastest of 27 […]

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