On a day when former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe was on hand, jockeys Brian Long and Antonio Castanon got into a scrap in front of the winner’s circle after the 10th race at Hollywood Park on Sunday, continuing a battle that had begun during the stretch run. They were separated quickly with the help of trainer Sandy Shulman.
Long, riding longshot Vibrato Star, became upset after Castanon’s mount, Someluckything, veered out sharply while tiring in midstretch. Someluckything interfered with Vibrato Star and others in the race, including eventual winner It’s Settled.
A replacement for Eddie Delahoussaye, who didn’t ride Sunday, Long appeared to start yelling at Castanon and swung at him with his whip after the incident and the two riders then started dueling with their whips on their way to the wire.
Both jockeys probably will be fined.