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Trainer Guevara Sends Out First U.S. Winner At Gulfstream

Gustavo Guevara

Trainer Gustavo Guevara broke through for his first victory in the United States Sunday with his first starter stateside when Hidden Warrior rallied to win Race 4 at Gulfstream Park.

A native of Venezuela, Guevara most recently trained in Panama before venturing to South Florida in July.

“Thanks to God and my family,” said an emotional Guevara, who was joined by his wife, Carla, and their daughters, Valeria and Natalia, in the Gulfstream winner's circle.

The 47-year-old trainer, who estimated that he had saddled 200 winners in Venezuela and Panama, currently trains six horses at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream's satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.

Guevara claimed Hidden Warrior for $12,000 out of an Aug. 6 maiden special weight race, in which the 3-year-old Florida-bred Khozan gelding faded to sixth after contesting the pace into the stretch. On Sunday, Hidden Warrior stalked the early pace before kicking strongly through the stretch to graduate by 2 ¼ lengths under Romero Maragh. He returned $13.80.

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