Updated on 09/15/2012 12:14PM

Fairplex Park: Triple-carryover pick six yields 32 winning tickets; Pedroza in spill


POMONA, Calif. – Order was restored Wednesday evening at Los Angeles County Fair, where the pick six that began with a $214,764 triple carryover finally was hit.

Bettors poured $1,165,895 into the pick six, which returned $25,817.80 to 32 winning tickets.

While form settled on the twilight card, the Fairplex jockey colony went into disarray. Martin Pedroza, the track’s all-time leader with 691 wins, went down in a spill in race 7 and was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for X-rays.

Pedroza did not ride his two remaining mounts Wednesday; his condition was unavailable as of 8:30 p.m. Pacific time. Pedroza, 47, has led the Fairplex meet 13 straight years.

The spill occurred on the first turn of the five-eighths mile track, where Pedroza’s mount, Warren’s Tyler S., appeared to drift out and clip heels with Slippery Slewp. No horses went down, nor were any other riders unseated.

The highest win payoff in the pick six sequence was race 10 winner Brereton Park ($14.40). The sequence included one winning favorite in the featured ninth race. The winning payoffs in the pick six were $7.80, $10, $13.20, $7, $3.60, and $14.40.

Carving ($3.60) won the $50,000 C.B. Afflerbaugh by three and one-quarter lengths over Monument. Lovmeister, Fighting Hussar, and Bubba Fizz completed the order of finish in the seven-furlong race for 2-year-olds. The time was 1:24.62.

Martin Garcia rode Carving for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Any Given Saturday, owned by Baffert’s wife, Jill, and champion skier Bode Miller, is now 2-for-2. He won his debut at Del Mar in an $80,000 maiden-claimer.

Edwin Maldonado won three races to open a 9-6 lead over Juan Hernandez in the jockey race while Pedroza had one winner on the card and has five for the meet.

Racing resumes Thursday at Fairplex Park. First post is 1 p.m.


Goldhybrid More than 1 year ago
You don't see many top southern cal. jockies out at Fairplex. Is that because it's a high risk oval?
Goldhybrid More than 1 year ago
The first time I noticed Martin Pedroza was in a 2 year old race. As the horses paraded out to the gate, he stuck his arm back and gave his mount repeated slaps to its rump. The horse responded to each contact in a lively little bounce, a rhythm, making Pedroza look like he was playing a musical instrument. I'd never seen a jockey do that before. That horse was a first time starter, a longshot, and it won.
ron breton More than 1 year ago
Whatever happened to that jockey that tested positive for cocaine or whatever..i can't remember his name anymore..edwin or baze.or ...funny i remember every horse at southern cal circuit but not jockey's that come and go....like 7-11 coffee...
Goldhybrid More than 1 year ago
You've got to be a darn good handicapper if you remember that many horses. It's a critical talent. You might be talking about Tyler Baze.
Larry More than 1 year ago
Larry Pedroza expanded his horizon at HP,SA,and DM,and had more winners than usual at those tracks. If you notice,he is riding more longshots this year at Fairplex. I think he is trying to keep his barn connections for the whole year. In the past,Fairplex is where he made 90% of his money,and would ride any favorite offered to him. This year,he is 5 for 37(way below his normal percentage).
Goldhybrid More than 1 year ago
Hernandez and Maldanado are excellent jockies. They were winning with long shots at Del Mar.
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
they are running six furlongs in close to 1:15 of which I can do...watch for me to enter a five thousand dollar claimer for none winners of two
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
Where did you break you maiden? LOL
Goldhybrid More than 1 year ago
I'll bet you were disqualified, though.
Charley More than 1 year ago
After watching for years Pedroza completely dominate the other jockeys at Fairplex, he just wasn't the same old Pedroza after the first 3 days of the meet. You still couldn't leave him off a ticket afraid he would beat you.Especially in a pick 3,4 or 6 ticket. Last year he got sick and it looks like this spill might dampen his chances of being leading rider this year. He's tuff but I think he might be done for this meet.Maldonado looks like the logical meet leader and with Pedroza out look for a lot bigger payoffs this meet.
Eric Rickard More than 1 year ago
Let us hope the Martin Pedroza is fine!