Jockey Walter Rodriguez nets first win

Walter Rodriguez, a 24-year-old apprentice jockey originally from El Salvador, earned his first career win June 26 at Laurel Park.

Riding Rationalmillennial for trainer Jose Corrales, Rodriguez was able to guide his mount to win by a half-length at odds of 7.90-1. It was the first ever win for both Rodriguez and Rationalmillennial, for Rodriguez coming in his third career mount and for Rationalmillennial in her eighth outing.

Rationalmillennial was never too far back while in fifth and sixth early in the 5 1/2-furlong contest on the main track. Se was able to come between horses, find running room, and run down favored Stopwatchsonny late. Running time was 1:07.25 for the fillies and mares at the $10,000 claiming level.

Rationalmillenial paid $17.80 to win as the fifth-longest shot in the nine-horse field. The exacta returned $53.90 on a one-dollar wager.

Owned by Corrales Racing LLC, Rationalmillenial, a three-year-old filly by Orb, now has a win from eight career starts. The win pushed her career bankroll to $37,313.

First win for Walter Rodriguez aboard Rationalmillenial. Photo by The Racing Biz.