07/07/2002 11:00PM

Pino rides seven winners on card


Jockey Mario Pino, top rider at Colonial Downs for the past three years but a distant second in the standings so far this meet, put a severe dent in his deficit by riding seven winners on Sunday's 10-race card.

Pino, who had six winners on one program at Colonial last July and again this spring at Pimlico, swept the second through the sixth races with Lady Grace ($6.80), Grey Gables ($5.80), Minnieprize ($8.60), Minoruego ($14.60), and Middleworth Bay ($7.60).

After being silenced for two races, Pino swept both halves of the late daily double, connecting with Broad Victory ($5.20) in the $40,000 Somethingroyal Stakes and with Kenny N Billy ($8.80) in the finale.

Through 13 days of racing, Pino trailed Horatio Karamanos, 26-13, in the jockey standings. Pino now trails Karamanos by 26-20.