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King Glorious Stakes at Hollywood Park is won by 60-1 shot Weewinnin

Cal-bred 2-year-old pulls off the victory under Jose Valdivia Jr. in the $200,000 race on last day of autumn meeting. Edwin Maldonado wins the riding title.

December 16, 2012|Eric Sondheimer
  • 60-1 shot Weewinnin won the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes.
60-1 shot Weewinnin won the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes. (Associated Press )

The final day of the 24-day Betfair Hollywood Park autumn meeting Sunday produced a 60-1 shocker in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes. Weewinnin, under jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., pulled off the upset in the seven-furlong race for Cal-bred 2-year-olds.

Weewinnin, trained by Brian Koriner, returned $122.00, $54.20 and $20.40. Fighting Hussar finished second and Monument third.

The riding title was won for the first time by 30-year-old jockey Edwin Maldonado, who finished one victory ahead of Rafael Bejarano. Maldonado also won at Fairplex Park.

It was another sign that the decision of jockey Joel Rosario to leave for the East Coast in October has opened up the jockey competition. Joe Talamo won the Santa Anita autumn meeting.

Bob Baffert won the training title.

After a week off, racing moves to Santa Anita for the 76th season of racing, scheduled to begin at noon on the day after Christmas and run through April 21.

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