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Cristian Torres Rides First Winner at Gulfstream Park

Apr 21, 2019
Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Rises to $442,121

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Cristian Torres, a 10-pound apprentice jockey, rode the first winner of his career Sunday at Gulfstream Park, scoring a front-running victory aboard Dempsey in Race 4.

Ralph Nicks-trained Dempsey ($14.60) was the 21-year-old native of Puerto Rico’s seventh mount since launching his riding career at Gulfstream April 6.

“I don’t have the words to explain how I’m feeling right now. It’s a dream come true,” Torres said. “It’s been a dream since I was young.”

Torres went to high school in Orlando before returning to Puerto Rico to learn to become an exercise rider. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he returned to the U.S. and went on to work as an exercise rider trainer March Casse in New York, Kentucky and Florida for a year and a half.

“When I was working for Mark Casse, I decided to work on my weight. The hard work paid off,” said Torres, whose agent is Kevin Meyocks.

Veteran Paco Lopez made five visits to the winner’s circle Sunday with Henny’s Treasure ($5.40) in Race 1, R Lucky Dice ($10.80) in Race 2, Summer Mischief ($8.60) in Race 7, Midnight Miracle ($14.80) in Race 8 and Lahinch ($5.40) in Race 9.

Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Rises to $442,121  

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot went unsolved for the 13th consecutive racing program at Gulfstream Park Sunday, producing a carryover jackpot of $442,121.55 for Thursday’s program.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Sunday were each worth $50,036.12

A total of $268,095 was wagered on the popular multi-race wager Sunday, when a pool of $377,788.38 was carried over from Saturday’s card.

The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

There will also be a Super Hi 5 carryover Thursday $2,708.91.

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