05/27/2003 11:00PM

Lincoln State Fair: 4 jocks, 16 wins


LINCOLN, Neb. - The past week was a big one for four jockeys who each posted four-baggers on different days.

Jerry Carkeek started out the bonanza on Thursday evening, when he won all the odd-numbered races on the eight-race card. It was Carkeek's second four-win card of the meet.

Armando Martinez joined in Friday night, collecting four wins on an eight-race card. Martinez accounted for a $161.20 late daily double that evening aboard Holes in My Shoes ($26.60) and Potomac Way ($6.80).

Alex Granda kept the trend going Saturday afternoon, winning both halves of the early daily double. Granda rode Fanaway ($5.60) and Explosive Wish ($19.80) for a double worth $72. Granda also posted nice prices in the fifth race aboard Irish Playmate ($14.80) and seventh aboard Moonlight and Lace ($18.40).

Dennis Collins started his Memorial Day four-bagger with wins aboard Direct Gold ($10.80) in the second and Mayihavethisdance ($6.20) in the sixth. He then swept the $7.20 late daily double aboard High Dice ($4.40) and East River Tatonka ($3.60).

High Dice's win came in the featured $15,550 Big Red Mile for trainer Herb Riecken. High Dice has won four of the last five editions of the race, losing out last year to Tate's Way, who finished fourth in this year's running.