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Gonzalez Rides First Winner at Gulfstream Park

Apprentice jockey Melvis Gonzalez notched his first winning ride May 12 at Gulfstream Park, guiding Awesome Wind  to a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in a maiden claiming event carded as race 4.

The graduate of Panama’s jockey school found the winner’s circle on his eighth mount, a Jacks or Better Farm homebred 3-year-old gelding trained by Carlos David.

“I’m very happy to get my first win. I like riding at Gulfstream,” Gonzalez said. “We wanted to get the lead and we did.”

Gonzalez is represented by agent Chantal Sutherland, the multiple grade 1 stakes-winning jockey.

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