01/20/2010 1:00AM

Gulfstream turf race called no-contest


Wednesday's fourth race at Gulfstream Park was declared a no-contest after jockey Jose Lezcano was tossed from his mount Skate shortly after the start of the 1 1/16-mile turf race.

It was the second time a grass race has been called a no-contest by the stewards during the meet. The first incident occurred on opening day because of a delay in removing the starting gate from the course.

Lezcano was down on the track awaiting medical attention when outriders took the precautionary measure of alerting the riders in Wednesday's race to ease their mounts. Lezcano, Gulfstream's leading jockey in 2009, walked off under his own power before the field passed by the spot where he had been tossed. He took off the remainder of his mounts on the card.

Approximately $605,000 in wagers was refunded on the race. Money carried over on the pick six going into Wednesday will now carry over to Thursday. The money bet into Wednesday's pick six pool, which began with the fourth race, was divided among tickets with the most correct selections from the remaining five races on the card.