Keiber Coa notches first win

by Michael Compton 3 years ago
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Keiber Coa/Benoit photo

Jockey Keiber Coa, 19, scored his very first career winner Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Santa Anita Park, when he guided Five Star Cruise to victory in the third race of the day.

The 19-year-old apprentice was “welcomed” back into the jockeys quarters with buckets of ice water, shaving cream and eggs from his fellow riders, a long-standing tradition for first-time winners.

Koa is a son of veteran jockey Eibar Coa, who was temporarily paralyzed following a spill last year. Keiber began riding at Gulfstream Park last December before moving to Southern California when the Santa Anita meet began.

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