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Thoroughbred on the thoroughfare

February 21, 2008 |  5:18 pm

A Hollywood Park racehorse threw his rider and headed onto Manchester Avenue in Inglewood this afternoon, our columnist, Sandy Banks reports. The sight snarled traffic and caused switchboards at the police department and city hall to light up as drivers phoned in the news.

City inspector Chris Marsiglia heard the oddball radio call and, being an experienced horseman, rode rolled to the rescue. He found the errant steed, exhausted and confused, and quickly captured him.

"Code Six on a horse," he said, and just like that, another Hollywood Park race was over.

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo of Monte Rose and Chris Marsiglia (he's the one in the hat) courtesy of the city of Inglewood.