Hometown riding hero Mario Gutierrez along with distinguished veteran jockey Aaron Gryder will be returning to Hastings from Southern California to take part in the BC Cup races. They will be joined by Northlands Park leading rider Rico Walcott and Emerald Downs’ top jockey Leslie Mawing.

Gutierrez won the last two races on Del Mar’s card this past Wednesday, including a stunning upset on Espirito Bueno that paid $99.60, $39.80, $20.40. The Triactor (2-8-9) returned $8,955.60 on a $1 ticket and the Superfecta (2-8-9-1) returned $86,982.30 on a $1 ticket.