Edgard Zayas

Florida-Bred Rising Star Chance It Posts ‘Efficient’ Breeze Toward Florida Sire Stakes

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It breezed a half mile in 46.85 seconds under motionless jockey Edgard Zayas Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series Aug. 31. The workout, which was the fastest of 79 recorded at the […]

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‘Bright Future’: Chance It Proves Deserving Favorite In Florida Sire Stakes Dr. Fager

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It kept the buzz alive Saturday at Gulfstream Park with a dominating 3 ¼ -length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager, the first leg of the 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series, The Dr. Fager, a six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida, co-headlined the Florida […]

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Prado, Zayas Spend An Afternoon Spreading ‘Hope’

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado and Gulfstream Park’s leading jockey Edgard Zayas recently spent the day at Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center in Miami to visit and work with children from Sofia’s Hope. Sofia’s Hope’s Founder, Marta Blanco, started the program nearly seven years ago in honor of her daughter Sofia, who passed away […]

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‘One Big Chance’: 2-Year-Old Takes New Partners On Exciting Ride To Florida Sire Stakes

In its initial foray into syndicating Thoroughbreds, Shooting Star Thoroughbreds, LLC, has discovered that sometimes things are better left to chance. After all, it was only through a series of fortunate circumstances that Shooting Star Thoroughbreds will be well represented by Chance It in Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes […]

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‘Dream Come True’: Apprentice Torres Rides First Stakes Winner Ms Meshak

Cristian Torres’ star continued its meteoric rise Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the 21-year-old apprentice jockey recorded his first career stakes victory aboard Ms Meshak in the $75,000 Added Elegance Stakes. “This is unbelievable. I don’t have words. It’s a dream come true,” Torres said. “I’ve worked so hard for this.” Torres, who has ridden […]

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Apprentice Torres Wins Four Of 12 Races Saturday At Gulfstream

Apprentice jockey Cristian Torres, a former exercise rider for Mark Casse, won four races on Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. Torres, currently second in the summer meet jockey standings behind Edgard Zayas, won the second race aboard Frank Alone ($15.80), the fifth on favored Chiseled ($3.80), the seventh on Flashing Diamond ($5), and dead-heated […]

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‘Come Back Strong’: Returning From Injury, Zayas Tops Gulfstream’s Spring Meet

Exactly six months after seeing his Championship Meet end with a serious leg injury, jockey Edgard Zayas celebrated as the leading rider at Gulfstream Park’s 2019 spring meet, which ended Sunday. Zayas, who turned 26 June 27, completed the 54-day stand with 70 victories, 13 more than runner-up Emisael Jaramillo (57). The native of Rio […]

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Half-Brother To G1 Winner Jackson Bend Scores Sunday Stakes Win

Jacks or Better Farm’s Positively Awesome remained undefeated Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where the 2-year-old homebred colt did his family proud with a 2 ¾-length triumph in the $75,000 Kodiak Island. The Florida-bred son of Awesome of Course established himself as a leading contender for the upcoming FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series in the 5 […]

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$25,000 Claim, Ohio Derby Runner-Up Math Wizard ‘Improving Every Race’

Jockey Edgard Zayas was back at Gulfstream Park with a full book of mounts Sunday, less than 24 hours after he rode ex-claimer Math Wizard to a second-place finish behind Owendale in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio. Both Zayas, a nine-time graded-stakes winner with 1,363 career victories, and Math […]

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Gulfstream: Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Will Feature $674,996 Carryover

It’s been 17 consecutive racing days since Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 has been solved, resulting in a carryover come Thursday of $674,996.46. First race post Thursday is 1:15 p.m. for the nine-race program. The Rainbow 6 will begin with the fourth race Thursday, a maiden claimer at a mile. Four of the six Rainbow […]

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