Jockey Edwin Gonzalez Returns From Injury Saturday At Gulfstream

Jockey Edwin Gonzalez will be back in action Saturday at Gulfstream Parkin Hallandale Beach, Fla., where he has been named to ride in five of 12 races, including the $75,000 Proud Man.

“I’m looking forward to going back to work,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez has been out of action since sustaining a hairline fracture in his right leg during a racing mishap July 3.

“After about a month, I started working with the doctor with therapy to make the leg strong again,” Gonzalez said. “[Wednesday], I went to see my doctor and he told me that the x-ray was clear and I could go back to work again.”

The 29-year-old journeyman was enjoying a successful Spring/Summer Meet following his relocation from Penn National in late March, ranking third in the jockey standings with 59 wins. Despite the lost time, he is currently fourth in the standings behind Edgard Zayas, Emisael Jaramillo and Miguel Vasquez.

Gonzalez notched his 1,500th career victory June 12 at Gulfstream, where he has won four stakes – Powder Break and Ginger Punch aboard Shifty She, English Channel on Yes This Time and Sunny Isles aboard Caribou Club – during the Spring/Summer Meet. He had been scheduled to ride Miles Ahead in the $200,000 Smile Sprint (G3) on the July 3 program. Filling in for Gonzalez, Victor Espinoza rode Miles Ahead to victory in the Summit of Speed co-feature.

“I was enjoying my time at Gulfstream, working hard. I love winning races. I’ve had a perfect time here. I’m happy to come back,” said Gonzalez, who is represented by jockey agent Kevin Meyocks. “I can’t wait until Saturday.”

Gonzalez is scheduled to ride Up Her Sleeve in Saturday’s Proud Man, a mile turf stakes for 2-year-olds carded as Race 10. The Kent Sweezey-trained daughter of Mastery, who is coming off a maiden score against fillies in her turf debut, is the only filly in the Proud Man field.

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