09/15/2013 8:52PM

Barretts at Fairplex: Hi Fashioned wins maiden in Barretts Juvenile


POMONA, Calif. – The Barretts Juvenile was a rough-and-tumble affair Sunday at Barretts at Fairplex, where the maiden Hi Fashioned scored his first win in the $100,000 stakes.

Trouble occurred both early and late. After a lengthy review, stewards finally declared the front-running Hi Fashioned the official winner after he defeated the favored I Earned It Baby by 1 1/4 lengths.

Hi Fashioned and jockey Agapito Delgadillo set the early pace and then drifted out on the first turn. That caused I Earned It Baby and jockey Martin Garcia to steady. Both horses regained their stride, but the fight was only getting started.

After turning into the stretch, I Earned It Baby appeared to drift in slightly, making contact with Hi Fashioned. They brushed twice more in the stretch, and I Earned It Baby made the lead by a head at the eighth pole, but Hi Fashioned re-rallied inside and was inching clear at the finish.

Delgadillo acknowledged the incident on the first turn. “I drifted out a little bit, but we never made any contact,” he said. “In the stretch, I think he bumped me the first time.”

I Earned It Baby, an impressive debut winner, was making his second career start, and Garcia said Delgadillo “definitely cost me the race.”

“On the first turn, he pushed me out,” Garcia said. “My horse almost clipped heels.”

After an eight-minute review, the stewards allowed the order of finish to stand. They also reviewed the start of the race after Willie B Awesome refused to break. The stewards ruled that the gates opened simultaneously for all 10 starters.

Mike Harrington trains Hi Fashioned, a son of Old Fashioned purchased for $70,000 at the Barretts January sale. Hi Fashioned previously finished second in two maiden races at Del Mar. The third choice in the betting, Hi Fashioned returned $12.40 after completing the race in 1:19.21.

The order of finish after runner-up I Earned It Baby was Storm Reveler, Gangnam Guy, Hirschy, Echo Zulu, Outlook, Now You’re It, Raise the Hoof, and Willie B Awesome.

No one hit the pick six Sunday. The carryover into Wednesday is $25,384.

• Jockey Martin Pedroza took off his nine mounts Sunday due to a sore knee following a spill Saturday. Edwin Maldonado rode three winners and ended the week trailing Pedroza 18-12 in the jockeys’ standings.

Bruce Eckhoff More than 1 year ago
If you haven't seen the inquiry replays of this race you ought to take a look, it is very entertaining. This is what race riding used to be like before replays were available. The only thing the jocks didn't do was go at each other with their whips. Great stuff to watch. Personally if it were my call I would have taken the winner down for the first turn foul, but Garcia clearly retaliated and the stretch run was a riot of bumping.
Steve More than 1 year ago
Who are the stewards at BSracing, Larry, Moe and Curly??????
Jon More than 1 year ago
Once again the stewards have turned into a chicken to pull someone down, on the clubhouse turn Hi Fashioned definitely came out and was acknowledged by the stewards & was also called that way in Trevor D race call, but, the explanation by the stewards stating it was not because a significant problem at that stage of the race is BS. At the top of the stretch I Earned It Baby came in & HF came out so that was a wash, but in the stretch especially at the time when IEIB put his head in the front HF came out & gave IEIB 2 good bumps and caused him to lose momentum and his lead at which time HF took over the lead. These kind of decisions by the stewards (which has been observed in the last 2 months) calls for CHRB to investigate the stewards and maybe replace some of them. I did not bet this race nor do I have any connections with either party, hence I'm a neutral party here. CHRB START TAKING NOTE OF YOUR STEWARDS DECISIONS.
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Forego137 More than 1 year ago
You claim to have 50yrs of racing experience but not on the track as a stewart because I never have heard of you and I have over 30yrs involved in the game as a gambler and owner. By the way it was a bad call and Hi Fashioned should have been taken down IMO.