09/09/2001 11:00PM

Hastings Park: Long Rifle takes Diamond


VANCOUVER, B.C. - Jockey Jake Barton was all smiles at Hastings Park after winning the $104,869 Jack Diamond Futurity aboard David Forster-trained Long Rifle by a half-length over Commodore Craig. Barton was named on Long Rifle in the Futurity when leading rider David Wilson opted to ride 3-5 favorite No Time Flat, who finished a disappointing sixth.

Long Rifle ($11.10) covered 6 1/2 furlongs on a fast track.in 1:18.78.