Apprentice jockey Jonathan
Zayas captured his first career win by taking Monmouth Park’s fourth race on
Saturday atop Saint Goldie Locs.
“It’s thrilling,” said Zayas following his first winner’s
circle photo. “My father was a jockey
and I’ve been around this my whole life.”
While up on the early pace, Saint Goldie Locs and Zayas
asserted their authority turning for home and opened up to a convincing 5 ¾ length
victory, going six furlongs in 1:12 flat.
They returned $15.40 in the field of seven fillies.
A 20-year-old native of Puerto Rico, Zayas moved to New Jersey when he was
eight years old. He is a graduate of Monmouth Regional
High School in Tinton Falls, N.J.
Saint Goldie Locs, trained by Juan Serey, was Zayas’s
third career mount. Hall of Fame jockey
Jorge Velasquez is Zayas’s agent.