Sunday, September 11, 2016

Gaffalione Back at GP After Solid Day at Arlington

Tyler Gaffalione will be back at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, after riding in five races at Arlington Park in the Chicago area on Saturday.  He had three in-the-money finishes in those races.
Gaffalione, the leading rider in Gulfstream’s summer meet, is listed on mounts in ten of Sunday’s eleven races. He does not have a  ride in the second  race.

A major reason for Gaffalione’s one-day trip was to ride Star Empire for trainer Wesley Ward in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (Grade 3). Star Empire came in third in that seven-furlong race for 2-year-olds.

Gaffalione’s day at Arlington included another third place finish and a second place finish.

He has 73 wins in the Gulfstream summer meet that ends Oct. 1.  Emisael Jaramillo is second with 41 victories, and Edgard Zayas has 40 for third place.
--Jim Freer

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