Martin Garcia to Begin Hollywood Riding Stint

(from Hollywood Park notes)
Apprentice riding sensation Martin Garcia, second in the nation with 149 wins this year, will leave Northern California to begin riding at Hollywood Park on Friday, agent Roger Olguin confirmed Sunday.

"He's very happy to be coming down," said Olguin. "We will be moving on Tuesday and be on the backstretch on Wednesday to be taking calls for Friday."

Garcia won two races at Golden Gate Fields Saturday after missing a week because of a fractured wrist suffered in a spill.

Garcia is a 21-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico.