Evin Roman Named Jockey Of The Week For Stakes Triple At Golden Gate

As one of only three jockeys to win multiple stakes races, Evin A. Roman was named Jockey of the Week for April 19 through April 25. The award, which is voted on by a panel of racing experts, is for jockeys who are members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 active riders in the United States as well as retired and permanently disabled jockeys.

Riding regularly at Golden Gate Fields, Roman had mounts in seven of the eight stakes races during Gold Rush Weekend.

On Saturday’s card, trainer Jonathan Wong gave a leg up to Roman on Stalking Shadow in the California Derby for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on Tapeta. Stalking Shadow went off at odds of 7-1 and paid $16.20 for the win stopping the clock in 1:45.22. Also on Saturday, Southern California trainer Peter Miller shipped Anyportinastorm to Golden Gate Fields for the Lost in the Fog Stakes with Roman in the irons. Roman and Anyportinastorm stalked the pacesetter Bettor Trip Nick before taking control at the quarter pole to post a 2-1/2 length win in the six furlong contest for 3-year-olds and up on Tapeta paying $12.60.

The nightcap on Sunday once again teamed Peter Miller and Evin A. Roman with the favorite None Above the Law in the Silky Sullivan Stakes. Originally scheduled for one mile on the turf, weather conditions forced it to run at one mile on Tapeta. Roman settled None Above the Law at the back of the field, made a wide sweeping run to prevail by 2-3/4 lengths over his 10 rivals in a final time of 1:36.75.

“I want to thank all of the trainers, the owners, my agent Leo (Rodriguez) for their support,” said Roman. “It was a great weekend. It felt very good to win three stakes. The horses ran very well.”

A graduate of the famous Escuela La Vocacional Hipica jockey school in Puerto Rico, Roman won the 2017 Eclipse Award as Outstanding Apprentice and is a multiple leading rider at tracks in California.

Roman’s weekly stats were 23-6-4-5 for a 26% win percentage and 65.2% in-the-money percentage.

Total purse earnings were $226,400. He is currently in second place in the Golden Gate Fields standings just two behind meet leader Kyle Frey.

Roman out polled fellow jockeys Kyle Frey who also won three stakes races at Golden Gate Fields, Stewart Elliott who led all riders in wins with 10, Jose L. Ortiz who led all jockeys by purse earnings and Umberto Rispoli who won two stakes races at Santa Anita.

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