Malibu Pro won the $50,000 John Bullit Stakes via disqualification Friday night at Canterbury Park. Immediately after the 1 1/16 mile race the stewards posted an inquiry.
Following a five-minute deliberation, they ruled that Way Striking and jockey Orlando Mojica, who led the six-horse field from start to finish and won by a nose, had floated out in deep stretch, intimidating and herding Malibu Pro and jockey Jareth Loveberry, costing them an opportunity to win. As a result Malibu Pro was declared the winner and Way Striking was placed second.
Malibu Pro is trained Mac Robertson and owned by Novogratz Racing Stables. Robertino Diodoro trains Way Striking. High Security finished third for trainer David Van Winkle. Malibu Pro returned $17.80 to win.