Edgard Zayas

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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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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Frontrunning Jay’s Way Turns Back Mr. Jordan In Sunshine Millions Classic

Pacesetter Jay’s Way fought back after being headed by heavily favored Mr. Jordan in the stretch to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic under jockey Emisael Jaramillo at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/8-mile Classic kicked off Saturday’s Sunshine Millions stakes action for Florida-bred horses on Saturday’s 12-race program that also offered the $150,000 Turf, the $150,000 Filly and Mare Turf and […]

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Gunnevera Steps Up Training For Pegasus World Cup

Gunnevera stepped up his training for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27 during a five-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park West. Margoth’s 3-year-old son of Dialed In was timed in 1:00.80, the third-fastest clocking recorded at the distance.  Gunnevera ran outside stablemate Cometin into the stretch before drawing clear by several […]

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