Edgard Zayas

Liam’s Lucky Charm Adds Blinkers To Win Tampa’s Pasco, Take Aim On Derby Trail

Liam’s Lucky Charm ran to the expectations of his connections in today’s $125,000, 7-furlong Pasco Stakes, opening the door to more lucrative assignments as the 3-year-old Thoroughbred picture in Florida and beyond begins to take shape. After the Florida-bred colt returned to the Tampa Bay Downs backside to cool off from his exertions, his jockey, […]

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Jockey Zayas Returns From Injury A Winner On 40-1 Shot At Gulfstream Park

Jockey Edgard Zayas, out of action since Nov. 20 when he fractured his left index finger during a racing mishap at Gulfstream Park West, announced his return Thursday by winning the first race on the 40-1 longshot La Rusia. “It was a great way of coming back,” said the popular Zayas. Zayas has been a […]

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Paco Lopez Has A Solid Lead In Gulfstream West’s Race For Riding Title

Jockey Paco Lopez entered the final weekend of the Fall Turf Festival with a five-win lead in the race for the riding title at Gulfstream Park West. Heading into Saturday’s nine-race card, Lopez was ahead of apprentice Cristian Torres, 35-32, with Emisael Jaramillo sitting third at 29. Torres needed stitches in his lower lip following […]

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Finger Injury Takes Zayas Out For Four Weeks

Jockey Edgard Zayas is expected to be out of action for four weeks with an index finger injury sustained in a racing mishap at Gulfstream Park West Wednesday. The 26-year-old defending Gulfstream Park West champion was unseated at the start of Wednesday’s Race 3 when One Fast stumbled coming out of the gate. A fracture […]

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Math Wizard ‘Moving Forward,’ Headed To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Math Wizard, who pulled off a 31-1 upset victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx in his most recent start, breezed three furlongs in 35.80 seconds Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. “It went […]

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Fort McHenry: California Chrome’s Half-Brother ‘Has More Potential In Him’

Rodrigo Cunha’s Gemo made good use of his good turn of foot to win Race 5 on Friday’s program at Gulfstream Park West, prevailing by three-quarters of a length over Fort McHenry, a 2-year-old half-brother to two-time Horse of the Year California Chome. Gemo ($7.20) opened a clear lead in the backstretch run of the […]

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From Fractured Femur To Leading Rider, Zayas Having A ‘Very Special Year’

Fresh off his victory aboard Mark Casse-trained Two Sixty in Saturday’s $400,000 My Dear Girl Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes, Edgard Zayas was honored as the Summer Meet’s champion jockey on closing day Sunday at Gulfstream Park. The featured guest in a winner’s circle ceremony following Sunday’s eighth race rode 66 winners to […]

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Two Sixty Takes My Dear Girl Florida Sire Stakes In Front-Running Fashion

A finicky young filly who prefers to be left alone got her wish Saturday, breaking on top in the $400,000 My Dear Girl Division of the Florida Sire Stakes and pulling away for a convincing victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The winning performance by Two Sixty was a far cry from her […]

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Gulfstream Park Jockeys Bring Smiles To Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Patients

Several jockeys from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., brought smiles and gifts to patients Wednesday at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in nearby Hollywood. Jockeys Edgard Zayas, Luca Panici, Carlos Montalvo and Cristian Torres visited patients and their families for two hours in the long-term intensive care unit and outpatient wing. They spent time talking […]

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