07/28/2012 4:52PM

Delaware Park: Picko's Pride gets Hockessin on DQ


Picko's Pride was awarded first place through a disqualification and won the $60,000 Stonewall Farm Ocala Hockessin at Delaware Park Saturday afternoon.

Trained by McLean Robertson, Picko's Pride was gaining in late stretch and had to be steadied under jockey Ricardo Santana when Bet The Power shied from the whip in late stretch and bore out. The final margin of victory of Bet The Power, trained by Kenny Smith and ridden by Joe Rocco, was 1 3/4 lengths. For bearing out and interfering late, Bet The Power was disqualified from first and placed second behind Picko's Pride.

It's Never Too Late was third in the five-horse field of sprinters who went six furlongs. A total of four horses were scratched. The running time over a fast track was 1.09.75, and Picko's Pride returned $7.20 to win.