Iván Roa Frías.- The equestrian professionals from Venezuela abroad were at a good pace, when they managed to enter the winners' field in 22 chances at the weekend, 3 of them in selective matches.
Leonel Reyes Ramos was in style when he triumphed three times in Gulfstream Park, Florida. On Saturday he led the victory to the Trophy Chaser, trained by his compatriot Juan Carlos Avila. On Sunday he showed with a few successes, of which one in a draw.
Three succeeded twice to cross the finish line. They were: Samy Camacho in Gulfstream Park; Frank Reyes in Ruidoso Downs (with Carlos Salazar Stakes of $ 70,000 overall price) in New Mexico and Rigo Sarmiento in Northlands Park, Canada. Besides, Rigo got a classic, the Timely Rickus Handicap, with a prize of $ 56,000 to be split among the top 5.
Six others achieved a victory, with an emphasis on Javier Castellano, who won major Travers Stakes on Saturday with $ 1,250,000 in prizes at the Saratoga racetrack in New York.
They also won once: Roimes Chirinos in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico; Emisael Jaramillo in Gulfstream Park; Pedro Monterrey Jr. in Gulfstream Park; Charle Oliveros on Mountaineer, West Virginia and Mychel Sánchez at the Oval Parx Racing, Philadelphia.
Among the coaches were Gilberto Zerpa, who won the first two in Gulfstream Park on Saturday and Víctor Barboza Jr. one race won on Saturday and another on Sunday.
They won one: Juan Carlos Ávila, Gustavo Delgado and Antonio Machado all perform in the Gulfstream Park race circuit, Florida, where a number of Creole equestrian professionals perform.