Talk about good breeding.
Tyler Gaffalione's steep career path, which will include his first Kentucky Derby mount Saturday at age 22, has roots that extend back four decades.
Gaffalione, of Davie, is a third-generation jockey. His grandfather, Bobby Gaffalione, rode more than 3,200 races in a career that began in 1976 and his father, Steve Gaffalione, won more than 800 races in a 20-year career.
Tyler Gaffalione, who turned pro just shy of three years ago, already has three more graded stakes victories than his father and grandfather combined. Even more impressive? Gaffalione already owns an Eclipse Award — a North American thoroughbred racing honor neither his...