5-year-old Gingerbred Girl’s last place finish in a $5,000 claiming race Saturday at Suffolk Downs was described thus:
“Gingerbred Girl trailed, lost contact with the field before the half-mile pole and was put to strong right-handed whipping to the final furlong while steadily getting further behind.”
To repeat, she trailed and lost contact with the field before receiving a “strong right-handed whipping,” a whipping, by the way, that bore no fruit – Gingerbred finished 44 1/4 lengths back. 5th place in this race, the best jockey Rigo Sarmiento could hope for, was worth $270. Mr. Sarmiento should be arrested for animal abuse.
Gingerbred Girl has only been raced five other times. Follows are four of those:
7/28/12, last of 11 – trainer/owner David Wallace
6/16/13, 13th of 14 – trainer/owner Charles Bell
6/27/13 (11 days after 13th-place finish), 6th of 7, 30 3/4 lengths back – Bell
7/14/14, last of 8 – Bell