Both jockeys were treated and quickly released. Pedroza returned to win aboard No Love Song ($6.20) in the seventh race and Too Excessive ($4.40) in the eighth, to increase his lead in a spirited race for the riding crown over Tyler Baze to three victories, 23-20. The meet concludes Sunday."It was a very ugly fall, I'm told," said Pedroza. "I'm very happy to be okay."I told the lady in the ambulance, please let me go, I want to win the next two races."
Martin Pedroza, leading rider during the current Fairplex meet at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, escaped without injury following a nasty spill in the sixth race Friday, then dusted himself off and won each of the next two races.Pedroza, who is chasing his fifth straight Fairplex riding title, was aboard 2-year-old filly Burnin Money when she fell after breaking a front leg on the backstretch and rolled several times after dislodging the rider. Pedroza was shaken up, but otherwise uninjured. Burnin Money was euthanized. A second filly, Ruby Choise, ridden by Jose Silva, also went down when unable to avoid the fallen Burnin Money, but horse and rider were okay.