Victor Barboza Jr closed strong this week, reaching his 3rd victory, this time with Love Nest in Sunday’s 10th race ay Gulfstream Park, with the ride from leading jockey Edgard Zayas, in a Claiming with a purse of $17,000.
The daughter of Tizway out of Sweetheart Legacy by Forestry, rallied from the middle of the pack and at teh top of the final stretch powered home to score an easy victory, with no urging form her jockey in the last half furlong.
Love Nest achieved her 2nd win in 12 starts on the track, placing her earnings in $42,773, both victories were achieved this year.
The splits for the mile in the main track were the following: 23.31 in the first 400 meters (1/4), the 800 in 45.59 (1/2), the 1200 meters (3/4) in 1:11.36, leaving a final time for the 1600 meters (one mile) of 1:37.99.
The 4-year-old mare was bred in Kentucky by Whisper Hill Farm, LLC, she gave Victor Barboza Jr his 11th victory in the current Spring Meet, tying Elizabeth Doubles in 4th place among the leaders by wins, 7 behind leader trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.
“We won 3 races this week, we are consistently winning, there we go step by step, my goal is always to win over 50 races every year, I think the last semester of the year, where I always try to gather my colts and we make a difference there “. states after his victory with Love Nest, the Venezuelan trainer.
Congratulations to owner White Star Stable Corp. and to all its winning connections!