Thursday, October 18, 2012
APPRENTICE JOCKEY JORGE VARGAS, JR. FIRST CAREER WIN AT SUFFOLK DOWNS
EAST BOSTON, MA - Apprentice jockey Jorge Vargas, Jr. recorded the first victory of his career when his mount Rockstar Cowboy won the fifth race at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday, October 17.
Trained by Robert Monahan II, the three-year-old son of Rockport Harbor broke sharply and contested the early lead before seizing command and holding on by half a length to break his maiden in the six furlong sprint. Rockstar Cowboy returned $18.20, 6.60 and 3.60.
"It feels good," said Vargas, Jr. "It's great to get to ride with my father."
His father was quick to add, "I just couldn't be prouder."
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