05/28/2011 6:21PM

Hollywood: Steiner ends 6-year drought


Jockey Joe Steiner ended a drought of more than six years and two months with a massive upset aboard Slane Castle ($143.80) in Saturday's fifth race.

Steiner, 46, guided Slane Castle between horses in the final furlong to win the maiden race over 1 1-16 miles by a nose over 8-1 It's Candy Time. Izshelegal, the even-money favorite, could only finish fourth.

Slane Castle was the longest shot in the field, and rightfully so. The 3-year-old filly had finished third once in five starts, and was a well-beaten sixth at 80-1 in a maiden race over 1 1-16 miles on turf on May 7. Her upset win for trainer Robert Leonard resulted in a payoff of $60,298 in the 50-cent pick five. The first four winners were Mark the Bench ($25), Lit de Bet ($12.20), Britt's Brother ($7.20) and Joe Carl ($4.40).

Steiner suffered nerve damage to a shoulder in April 2005, announced his retirement in 2006 and later worked as an exercise rider for trainer Bob Baffert before making a comeback at Santa Anita in late March.