Jockey Russell, Trainer Pender Get First Win
Updated: Thursday, February 24, 2005 7:04 PM
(from Santa Anita notes)
Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005 7:04 PM
Jockey Chris Russell and trainer Mike Pender teamed to break their maiden at Santa Anita Wednesday.
Russell won in his 19th ride at the Arcadia track. The 23-year-old Maryland native won the fifth race aboard Orange 'Em. Trainer Pender is a 38-year-old former clinical psychologist.
Russell was a former hot walker for Mike Machowsky, a groom for Roger Stein and an exercise rider for Don Warren and Matt Chew.
Pender has six horses in training at Hollywood Park.
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