Friday, January 27 2012
BEJARANO GUIDES HOG’S HOLLOW TO UPSET IN $60,000 HIGHWAY 61 PURSE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2012) – Under a clever ride by Rafael Bejarano, 6-1 shot Hog’s Hollow ran off with Friday’s $60,000 Highway 61 Purse at the infrequently run distance of 1 ¼ miles over Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course.
Bejarano, who seems to have developed a special rapport with the 6-year-old gelding, unexpectedly sent Hog’s Hollow to the lead, nursed him through six furlongs in a modest 1:14.53 and kicked home in 2:01.27 to defeat runner-up Highway Bandit by 3 ¾ lengths.
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