01/08/2009 12:00AM

Portland riders win jockey challenge


The Portland Meadows jockeys defeated a riding team from Golden Gate Fields on Wednesday in the first Golden Gate-Portland Meadows Jockey Challenge at the Portland track.

Portland riders finished one-two-three in the competition, which comprised four races. Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo scored one victory and had a pair of seconds to win the event. Javier Matias, who had a first, second and third from his four mounts, was second, with David Lopez, a late replacement for the injured Joe Crispin, third with one victory. Mark Anderson was the fourth Portland rider.

Russell Baze, representing Golden Gate, also scored a victory.

The Portland riders won $10,000 for their team victory and Hoonan-Trujillo earned an additional $2,500 as the individual winner. Matias won $1,500 for second and Lopez $1,000 for third. The Golden Gate Fields team of Baze, Kyle Kaenel, Leslie Mawing, and Francisco Duran split $5,000.