Jockey Javier Castellano had a wild day at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday.
In the Grade I, $250,000 Matriarch, he was riding the 17-10 favorite, Dayatthspa. The horse appeared to panic in close quarters turning into the backstretch of the mile turf race, leaped up on her hind legs and tried to jump over the rail. Castellano was hit in the mouth while steadying her and was applying an ice bag to his face afterward. She finished fifth.
The winner was 35-1 Better Lucky, the biggest longshot winner in the history of the Matriarch, defeating Tiz Flirtatious by a length.
But Castellano came back later in the day and guided the 3-year-old Unbridled Command to victory in the Grade I, $250,000 Hollywood Derby at 1 1/4 miles on the turf.