Tyler Gaffalione clinched his sixth riding title at Gulfstream Park on the June 30 Summit of Speed program, the final card of the spring meet.
The 23-year-old rising star, who made several trips for out-of-town stakes engagements, edged Emisael Jaramillo 63-61 in wins to defend his spring meet title.
“I’m very excited. It’s such a blessing,” said the Davie, Fla., resident, who is represented by agent Matt Muzikar. “I’d like to thank my agent (and) all the owners and trainers for giving me the opportunity to ride such good horses. I’m just happy to be here.”
Gaffalione has won three consecutive summer-meet titles. July 1 was the opening-day card of the 56-day summer meet. His chances of adding a fourth consecutive title will depend on how much he rides at Saratoga Race Course over the summer.
“I’m not 100% sure. I’ve been talking to my agent. We’re definitely going to be up there quite a bit, but I’m not entirely sure if we’ll be there the whole meet or go back and forth. We’re playing it by ear right now. It depends on the horses,” Gaffalione said.