04/03/2010 2:58PM

GULFSTREAM: How is this allowed to happen?

EmailHow do the stewards and anyone else involved with this type of decision allow a jockey to ride the first race of his career over the tricky turf course?   That's what happened here Saturday and nearly ended with disastrous results when 10 pound apprentice Guillermo Rodriguez launched his career in dubious fashion when completely losing control of his mount Sincero and crashing into the outer rail near the half mile pole of a one mile optional  claimer on the grass.  Fortunately neither horse or rider were injured in the scary looking incident.