12/16/2012 8:38PM

Hollywood Park: Weewinnin pays $122 for stunning win in King Glorious

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Making his first start since August, Weewinnin, ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., scores by a half-length in the King Glorious for 2-year-olds on closing day at Betfair Hollywood Park.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Horse owner Jeremy Peskoff was on the phone to his mother a few minutes after Weewinnin pulled a shocking upset in Sunday’s $200,000 King Glorious Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park.

“We won a $200,000 race,” Peskoff said. “And he paid $122.”

There was no reason to wait to share the news.

Making his first start since August, Weewinnin took the lead in early stretch and beat 11-1 Fighting Hussar by a half-length in the seven-furlong race for 2-year-old California-breds. Monument, the 2-1 favorite and the winner of the California Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in October, finished third the field of 11.

Ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Weewinnin was fourth for the first-quarter-mile, stalking a pace of 22.94 seconds set by the filly Awesome Annie through an opening quarter-mile. Weewinnin was third after a half-mile in 45.92 and rallied to take the lead in early stretch, holding a one-length advantage at the eighth pole.

Weewinnin paid $122, $54.20, and $20.40, and was timed in 1:23.54. The King Glorious Stakes was his first start since a fourth in the Graduation Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 1.

“He had shins out of that race and has come back and trained very good,” trainer Brian Koriner said.

Peskoff is a member of a partnership that includes E-Racing.com, Bill Gray, and Janet Lyons who bought Weewinnin after the colt won a $32,000 claimer for maidens at Golden Gate Fields in June.

Sunday’s win was worth $110,000. Weewinnin, by Comic Strip, has won 2 of 3 starts and $125,900.

Koriner said that Weewinnin will be pointed for the $300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes for California-bred males over a mile at Santa Anita on Jan. 26.

Ponies Payme More than 1 year ago
Peter-Peter-Peter. Let's be honest here. Had he been 3/5, you would have been all over him. Thanks for your contribution to the pari-mutual pools. You and 10,000 others support my way of life. If you EVER take the time to figure out what my statement means, you might just start winning. In the meantime, I need another boat.
David Sias More than 1 year ago
Hahaha...nice one.
John More than 1 year ago
in brisnets picks and power plays they had this horse on top with speed and second with class. do your homework. Also, there 2 year olds...u got to .think out side of ther Box.
PeterG More than 1 year ago
Keep studying those past performances people. THEY MEAN NOTHING. Check out the list of recent drug violations in the horse racing world. (link below) It's absolutely disgusting what this sport has become. http://www.rmtcnet.com/content_recentrulings.asp?sort=Trainer
Ponies Payme More than 1 year ago
...And yet i a, ahead 1 house, 2 cars 5 vacations and a trucnk of cash this year
PeterG More than 1 year ago
December 17, 2001 Trainer Koriner suspended indefinitely The official reason for the suspension is Koriner's failure to appear for a hearing concerning a positive drug test of one of the trainer's horses from a race last season at GGF. The horse tested positive for lidocaine, http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Trainer-Koriner-suspended-indefinitely-2839306.php
PeterG More than 1 year ago
July 4, 2010 Trainer BRIAN KORINER, who started the horse “Stormy Linda” in the eighth race at Santa Anita Park on April 16, 2010, having entered into a stipulated agreement with the California Horse Racing Board is fined SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS (7,500.00)* and suspended for FORTY FIVE (45) DAYS (July 6, 2010, through August 19, 2010) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1843 Authorized Medication-Clenbuterol in excess of permitted levels) pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1887 http://chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes/Minutes_Hollywood_Park/Minutes_HP_10_07_10.pdf
PeterG More than 1 year ago
April 12, 2008 Trainer Brian Koriner has been suspended for 40 days and fined $5,000 by Santa Anita Park stewards after a horse under his care, Black Seventeen, exceeded the regulatory threshold for procaine. Procaine is a local anesthetic and a Class 3 drug violation. http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2008/april/12/california-trainer-koriner-suspended-fined.aspx
John More than 1 year ago
stop your whinning!!! the brisnet figure had the horse in 2 catagories
JOHN More than 1 year ago
Don't like to see Koriner do well. A cheat and a bum.
HRoberish More than 1 year ago
I had the $122.00 horse (#8) in the 1st leg of late pick 3. I had it with the two CHALK in the 9th & 10th. BOTH LOST!! I guess some jockeys do not know how to rate their "favorites". SHEESH! Some jocks need to handicap the race they are in to justify their being on a "big# favorite.
Daniel Garcia More than 1 year ago
You sound a lot like baffert right now.
Ponies Payme More than 1 year ago
When did they change the name of the game to jockeyracing??? Be the horses, not the jockeys. Those horses had no shot in the races.
Rick Baldwin More than 1 year ago
Better listen to Ponies....