Birth Date: Wednesday, June 27, 1979
Birth Place: Puerto Rico
|2012-13 Gulfstream Record|
Career: Zayas was the leading apprentice rider at Gulfstream last winter and finished 14th in victories. Developed a friendship with Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero and worked with him every morning, receiving riding tips from the riding legend. Zayas went from attending jockey school in Puerto Rico directly to South Florida and winning his first race at Calder on Nov. 17 of 2012 aboard Five Afternoons. Was the leading rider during Calder's 2013 summer meet. Won his first Grade I stakes aboard Starship Truffles in June in the Princess Rooney (G1). Won multiple stakes over the summer during Gulfstream's first summer meet and was among the leading riders.