09/09/2012 8:41PM

Fairplex Park: Explain upsets Jim Kostoff Stakes; triple pick-six carryover of $214,764 awaits Wednesday


POMONA, Calif. – The first jackpot of the Los Angeles County Fair race meet will be up for grabs when racing resumes Wednesday for a twilight card at Fairplex Park.

An upset victory by Explain ($12.40) in the $50,000 Jim Kostoff Stakes on Sunday clinched a pick-six carryover of $214,764 before the final race was run.

Explain reeled in 2-5 favorite Mile High Magic in deep stretch of the Kostoff, winning by one length under jockey Jorge Carreno. Explain was making his first start for trainer Robertino Diodoro, who claimed Explain for $32,000 on Aug. 26 at Del Mar.

Explain earned $28,500 for the victory in the 6 1/2-furlong race, which was run in 1:18.11. Mile High Magic finished 2 1/2 lengths clear of third-place finisher Born Force. Got Even and Bling Cha Bling completed the order of finish.

Three days into the Fairplex meet, no one has hit the pick six. The triple carryover into Wednesday is expected to generate fresh money approaching $1 million.

First post Wednesday is 4 p.m.

Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
dont sweat the small stuff the jocks will devy up that carryover pot pronto,just like they do in ny.
Charley More than 1 year ago
I've walked on Fairplex's track many a times and found it to be the richest black dirt I have ever seen.It does have a deep cushion and it isn't rock hard or anywhere close to poly racing.It's what racing used to be like and you can tell Fairplex's ground crew put a lot of effort into maintaining a excellent dirt course.Of course it isn't as fast as poly racing nobody has ever claimed it was.Poly racing also isn't a true form of horse racing. Saratoga,Churchill, Gulfstream,Hawthorne to name a few now that's true horse racing.I will take dirt over Poly any day,most of us handicappers were brought up on dirt.Handicapped dirt for many years and there is many different forms of poly which makes handicapping a huge guessing game.If you don't like a certain track just don't play it but don't complain about it either.I know a few very good horse players who love Fairplex.I'll name one who many will recognize who won tour leader points a couple years ago Tom Noone.I don't play Poly tracks but I don't complain about them either.
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
so......what is your point,,you have your opinion and so do others...good luck losing and nobody has heard of tom noone or you for that matter,,you are a legend in your own mind
Charley More than 1 year ago
You deserve no reply.
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
then keep walking on tracks,, and look for pennies to bet,,,I figured you had no reply for it takes a wise man to reply and your a self admitted horse who walks on fairplex track wearing blinkers,,,by the way,,when you say "you deserve no reply" , you did by saying that,,
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
you have walked the track many times,,are you a horse? I ran on hollywood parks track for a five k race and does that mean I am seattle slew?
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
Mooch is right and a joke to play,,its quicksand and especially in the shadow of the grandstands where jockeys may figure out that in the middle of the track is the best place to be ..I wont be putting out a dime for this meet for it is a minefield similar to the battle fo somme during world war one (where 1.2 million died for no reason)..figure in the fact that half the horses cant take the turns...wait till santa anita for real racing and save your money and mind.
Mooch J More than 1 year ago
The track is like a plow field, at least 5 ticks slow, who knows how it will be playing Wed. Another case of how track maintenance plays a major roll in the outcome of a race. Haven't played there yet this year, will see how it's playing Wed.