Luis Saez Rides Record-Tying Seven Winners Wednesday
Jan 24, 2018
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Leading jockey Luis Saez equaled the record for most wins on a Gulfstream Park program Wednesday, riding seven winners from nine mounts on the 11 race program.
The 25-year-old native of Panama joined the company of Jerry Bailey (March 11, 1996) and Tyler Gaffalione (July 4, 2017).
“Man, I feel wonderful. That was a great day,” Saez said. “Man, the horses ran good for me today. I feel blessed by God.”
Saez scored aboard Lawless Lady ($7.60) in Race 2, Admirable Kiss ($4.20) in Race 3, Charge Card ($26.60) in Race 5, Appa ($6.60) in Race 7, Emperor John ($3.80) in Race 8, Arch Daddy ($10) in Race 9 and Arcelor ($6) in Race 10.
“I come here every day to try to win a race. When I won the first two races, I feel like we’d have a good day and the horses kept running good for me,” the defending Championship Meet titlist said.
Saez pushed his win total to 65 for the 2017-2018 Championship Meet with less and half of the elite session in the books.
A graduate of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Jockey School, Saez rode 37 winners in Panama before venturing to South Florida in 2009 and experienced instant success. He was a finalist for the 2009 Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice jockey and has gone on to win more than 1800 races.