Gomez sets record with win aboard Midshipman in BC Juvenile

Eclipse Award-winning rider Garrett Gomez became the first jockey to win three Breeders’ Cup races in one year today when he guided the Bob Baffert-trained Midshipman, a 7-2 shot, to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $2 million Juvenile at Santa Anita. Midshipman took the lead approaching the far turn and held off late challenges by runner-up Square Eddie and Street Hero, the Norfolk Stakes winner who finished third. Gomez rode Ventura to victory in Friday’s Filly and Mare Sprint and won his first race today aboard Albertus Maximus in the Dirt Mile. It was Baffert’s second Juvenile winner. He also saddled Vindication for a victory in 2002 at Arlington Park outside Chicago.

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