Apprentice Torres Guides In First Career Winner At Gulfstream - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Apprentice Torres Guides In First Career Winner At Gulfstream

Apprentice Jaime Torres following his first winning ride aboard Takestwotowiggle at Gulfstream Park

Apprentice jockey Jaime Torres broke through with his first career victory on Saturday's program at Gulfstream Park, guiding Takestwotowiggle ($28.20) to a front-running victory in the Race 2 claiming race.

“I'm feeling blessed. Thanks to God and my family for their support,” Torres said. “I'm ready to do my job, work every day, working hard.”

The 23-year-old started exercising horses in his native Puerto Rico before moving to the U.S., where he galloped horses for leading trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream's satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.

“I started in school to learn to be an exercise rider. I was there like six months and then I came here to work for Saffie as an exercise rider,” Torres said. “The team for Saffie Joseph has taught me a lot, everything I know.”

Agent Kevin Meyocks has Torres' book.

Takestwotowiggle was Torres' ninth mount since riding in his first race Aug. 12.

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