Mario Gutierrez

Racing! Unraveling the mystery of Friday’s last race at Los Alamitos

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, and let’s look at what happened on Friday at Los Al.

The email started coming on Friday night and continued on Saturday. You folks felt there was some chicanery in the eighth and final race at Los Alamitos, a maiden claimer.

By all accounts, jockey Evan Roman, aboard Empire Ruler, lodged an objection against Spend It and jockey Brayan Pena. Was it interference? I’m not qualified to make that judgment. A couple of you said it was, a couple of you said it wasn’t. And a couple of you said you had money on it, not that it could possibly — in even the...

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