Ulloa Perez Notches First U.S. Victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park West
Oct 7, 2017
Upset Win Comes One Day after Younger Brother Achieves Same Feat
MIAMI GARDENS, FL
– Oscar Ulloa Perez notched his first U.S. victory in Saturday’s sixth race at Gulfstream Park West, one day after his younger brother Andrea Ulloa achieved the feat in Friday’s second race.
Ulloa Perez made his first U.S. winner’s circle visit in style. The 28-year-old jockey, who won more than 1300 races during his nine-year career in Chile, scored aboard 60-1 long shot Pep the Champ for owner/trainer Pedro Sorbazo.
“I’m very happy to get my first win here,” Ulloa Perez said. “I’ve always wanted to ride in the United States.”
The upset victory came one day after his 23-year-old brother Andres Ulloa scored his victory in the U.S., taking Friday’s second race aboard the Dennis Ward-trained Jackism ($18.40).