Friday, November 14, 2008
ARAMBULA COMPLETES DOUBLE ABOARD BARBER IN FEATURE
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2008) — Barber sped to a wire-to-wire victory in the $51,918 allowance/optional claiming feature as apprentice jockey Pedro Arambula completed a double on Thursday at Hollywood Park.
The 5-year-old chestnut gelding was clear at the head of the stretch and finished gamely to hold off favorite Mostacoli Mort by one length while covering 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track in 1:41.91.
Barber, trained by Art Sherman for William J. Zellerbach, banked $30,600 to boost his earnings to $257,073. The win was his sixth in 23 starts.
Arambula, a 23-year-old native of Ventura who began his career riding quarter horses, also rode two winners Nov. 2 and has five victories through 12 days of the 40-day Autumn Meet. His first win Thursday came aboard Brave Sun ($8) in the third race.
Bejarano, who leads the standings with 15 wins, rode three winners on the card, while Doug O’Neill saddled a pair of winners.
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