Jockey Edwin Gonzalez Tallies Five Wins on Thursday’s Card at Gulfstream
May 13, 2021
- Edwin Gonzalez continued to make his presence felt in the South Florida jockey colony, riding the winners of five races Thursday at Gulfstream Park.
The native of Puerto Rico, who won at a better-than-30-percent clip the previous two years at Penn National, has ridden 33 winners at the Spring/Summer Meet since moving his tack to South Florida.
Gonzalez won aboard Laurel Canyon in Thursday’s second race, K’s Running Free in the third, Karen’s Cove in the fourth, Vow Me Now in the fifth and Panarea in the eighth and final race on the program.
A multiple group stakes winner in his native Puerto Rico, where he won 443 races before coming to the U.S. in 2013, Gonzalez is closing in on 1,500 career wins. He ranked 14th overall in North American wins in 2020 with 177 and 11th in 2019 with 236.
“We’ve been north here the last two years and it’s been good,” Gonzalez said at the start of the meet in explaining his decision to ride at Gulfstream. “But we only race two days a week and I’d like to ride at a better track with some better horses. I’m looking forward to riding here during the summer. I’ll keep working hard to win some races.”
He is represented by agent Kevin Meyocks.