Monday, June 18 2012
APPRENTICE KEIBER COA OFF TO FAST START
He arrived at Monmouth Park with a famous last name and a legend to follow. Now Keiber Coa is marking his own trail.
The 18-year-old apprentice jockey is the son of Eibar Coa, who was the leading rider here in 2001 and 2002 and won more than 22 riding titles and 4,000 races, including the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, in his career. The younger Coa has only ridden in just over 100 races, but he’s already notched hat tricks on successive live racing days at Monmouth on June 3 and June 8 and heads are turning.
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