The third generation jockey rode Young Queen to victory in the second race, a $12,000 claiming event, for trainer Alfredo Velasquez. Lopez and Young Queen led from start to finish over the mile and 70-yards and paid $8 to win. Lopez is the son of Chuck C. Lopez, a two-time Meadowlands riding champion and Monmouth Park titlist. His grandfather, Carlos Lopez, counts the 1980 Haskell and 1990 Meadowlands Cup among his many victories.
Live racing at the Meadowlands continues Wednesday with a 1:10 p.m. post time.