03/20/2002 12:00AM

Fonner Park track report


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Rider Ken Shino closed out last weekend's action at Fonner Park by winning four races both Saturday and Sunday. He has now accomplished the feat three times during the meet.

On Saturday, Shino won with Too Hot to Trot ($7.80) in the third, then scored three straight wins in races 6-8 aboard King Ruler ($8.80), Stoogie Smoker ($11.60), and Decorate the Town ($5). He opened up Sunday by riding the early daily double of Blue Bodgit ($4) and Blackburg ($6.80) while providing trainer Chris Wendt with her first career victory. He finished the day with Our Dance ($16.20) in the fifth and Cherokee Apollo ($6) in the eighth.

Perry Compton continues to lead the rider standings with a 35-26 advantage over Shino. Compton, the leading rider here the past two seasons, posted a triple on Friday and two wins on both Saturday and Sunday.

Milton Gaede continues to hold a narrow advantage in the trainer race with seven wins. Gordon Hansen, David Anderson, and Kelly Von Hemel are tied for second at six each. Marv Johnson, leading trainer the past three years, saddled three winners over the weekend, as did Kenneth Johnson and Gordon Hansen.

* Saturday's program will feature 11 races, highlighted by the $30,000 Pepsi Sprint Handicap at 6 1/2 furlongs. The 11-year-old Leaping Plum is highweighted at 121 pounds.