Gulfstream Park Press Release
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Journeyman Marcos Meneses is making the very most of his opportunities during the 2019-2020 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park, where he made his way into the Top 10 with his upset scores aboard Forever Marta ($37.20) in Race 4 and Drinks On Me ($17.60) in Race 9 on Sunday’s program.
“I’ve worked very hard every day for that,” said the 33-year-old native of Venezuela of his highly productive Championship Meet while riding alongside the very best jockeys in the country.
Meneses has ridden 15 winners from 113 mounts while becoming the long shot bettors’ go-to guy and easily producing the highest average win payoff in the jockey standings. The average payoff of Meneses’ winners is an impressive $26.40. Last Friday, he had a two-win day aboard horses paying $45.60 and $14.40.
“You can never tell. I try my best with every horse in every race. Longshot or not, I try to win on every horse I ride,” he said.
Meneses rode more than 500 winners, including 2012 Clasico Simon Bolivar (G1) victor Comediante, in Venezuela before venturing to the U.S. in 2015.