07/31/2011 3:21PM

Los Alamitos: DQ places Fixin to Fly first in Governor's Cup Futurity


LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - Long Gone, a 3-1 shot, finished first in Saturday’s $461,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity at Los Alamitos, but was disqualified and placed ninth for interfering with a stablemate late in the 350-yard race.

The incident led to the promotion of 3-2 favorite Fixin to Fly from second to first, but there was no winner’s circle photo after Fixin to Fly was pulled up on the backstretch by jockey Jay Conklin as a precaution. Fixin to Fly was vanned back to trainer Jim Hanson’s barn and was later diagnosed to have suffered a bone chip in a knee, Hanson said on Sunday.

Long Gone finished a nose in front of Fixin to Fly, who was a length in front of 51-1 This Partys Fire, who was eventually promoted to second. After a five-minute review, the stewards disqualified Long Gone to ninth, behind stablemate Ima Chickie Too, the 2-1 second choice. Ima Chickie Too took up sharply in the final sixteenth when Long Gone drifted to the inside. Both horses are trained by Adan Farias.

• Earlier on the night, devoted to California-bred Quarter Horses, Farias won the $100,000 Spencer Childers Handicap with Chivalry Sr, who set a 400-yard track record of 19.06 seconds. Chivalry Sr ($6) finished 1 1-2 lengths in front of Freaky, the 2009 World Champion.

• In the $191,000 Governor’s Cup Derby, Hot Hitter ($3) led throughout to win by a neck, completing a sweep of the Governor’s Cup series for his generation. Hot Hitter won the Governor’s Cup Futurity last year.