09/11/2017 2:50PM

Apprentice rider Rosado wins on first mount

Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO
Jockey Johan Rosado won his first race Sept. 10 at Parx Racing when, aboard Tripocha, he defeated a field of six others including his father, Roberto Rosado.

Apprentice rider Johan Rosado won at Parx Racing on Sunday with his first career mount. Rosado’s father, Roberto, a mainstay in the Parx riding colony for 20 years, finished sixth in the same race.

Johan Rosado, 19, rallied Tripocha up the rail in the stretch of race 2 to win by a neck for trainer Scott Lake. Tripocha paid $4.40.

Rosado’s victory triggered an emotional winner’s circle celebration, which attracted a large crowd, including his mother and father.

Roberto Rosado came to the United States from Puerto Rico in 1996 and shared the next year’s Eclipse Award for leading apprentice with Philip Teator. He has won 897 races in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, 570 of which have come at Parx.