08/12/2011 4:03PM

Arlington: head-to-head jocks' bet cancelled


On advice of the Arlington stewards, and after scratches made it an uneven bet, the head-to-head wager pitting the 5 active riders and the 4 retired riders in the 5th-race jockey challenge on the 10-race twilight card has been scrapped.

The jockey challenge remains intact with other standard parimutuel offerings. The 5 retirees are Earlie Fires, Chris McCarron, Patti Cooksey, and the soon-to-retire Mark Guidry, who in fact becomes active again later in the card and will ride tomorrow at Ellis Park.