01/02/2015 2:39PM

Diodoro fined for failing to note first-time gelding


Trainer Robertino Diodoro has been fined $750 for failing to note that Ten To Show was racing as a gelding for the first time in the seventh race Dec. 7 at Los Alamitos. Ten To Show finished fourth in a maiden special weight race over a mile as an 11-1 shot.

Trainers are required to note that a horse is racing as a gelding for the first time when entries are submitted in the days before a race.

There could be a rule change for such scenarios this year. Last month, the California Horse Racing Board held preliminary discussions on a rule change that would lead to the scratch of horses racing as geldings for the first time when the information is not submitted at the time of entry. The racing board has yet to introduce a formal rule, meaning that any change is months away.

Big payout in super high five

The $1 super high five paid $75,405 on Thursday’s ninth race after bettors poured a record $1,718,608 into the pool in pursuit of a two-day carryover of $347,289 from Wednesday.

There were 22 winning tickets on the bet, which requires the correct selection of the first five finishers. The bet is offered on the last race each day. Thursday’s super high five race was an optional claimer over 1 1/16 miles. The first five finishers were Solid Wager (14-1), Valley Cat (5-1), Blackford (17-1), Alpine Luck (17-1), and Lucky J Lane (7-2).

The Mad Hungarian, the 3-2 favorite, finished 10th of 11. The winning combination was 5-8-3-2-7.