Today has stared out as another day with Venezuelan flavor at GP West, courtesy of jockey Emisael Jaramillo and trainer Juan Arias
The red-hot Jaramillo rode 17-1 shot Boyfriend's Back to a victory in the first race. It was the 17th win of the meet for Jaramillo, who is fourth in the standings. He was a leading rider in Venezuela before coming to South Florida several months ago.
In the second race, the Arias-trained Storm Sense wired the field at 7 1/2 furlongs on turf. The Venezuelan-born Arias is a long-time South Florida fixture who is known for having a horse shoot to the lead and play catch-me-if-you-can.
We'll have more about Arias and Storm Sense later today.