Indicted Man, battling for the lead on the outside, fell in the stretch of the ninth race at Pimlico yesterday triggering a five-horse spill that left the track strewn with fallen jockeys and riderless mounts. It also set up a $10,000 tripple payoff for the race.
Michael Sim was aboard Indicted Man. Vince Bracciale and He sure likes to dance were the first to hit the downed horse, then Bill Passmore and Chorus Boy went down, followed by Jim Moseley on Ripple's Pride and Ronald Franklin with Countess D.
Passmore, Moseley and Sim were taken to nearby Sinai Hospital. Franklin was driven to his doctor. None of the jockeys were thought to have been seriously hurt. Indicted Man had to be destroyed.
The race was won by longshot Pocket Patriot, which rallied on the outside to collar Wet Net at the wire. Swift Hydro finished third. Six $6 box tickets were sold on the 12-1-11 combination, with a payoff of $10,448.30 each.
Milton Ritzenberg's fully, Hagany, drew a lot of the wagering in the featured Shining Day Purse and the 4-year-old responded with a 1 3/4-length victory over the late charging Gwennie's Choice. Princess Jan R. faded to third.
Hagany is trained by Milt Longerbeam and was ridden by Gregg McCarron, who was on his first winner of the meeting. Hagany returned $5.80 after running the six furlongs in 1.11 2/5.
Trainer Grover Delp did not have a starter in the feature, but kept his hot streak going by winning the second race with Commercial Lady and the fourth with Beaver Power. he also sent out Pioneer Patty, Tripleen and B. African to second-place finishes. Delp now has eight winners out of 14 starters.