07/22/2011 7:42PM

Del Mar: Rosario opens account


Jockey Joel Rosario won his first race of the season at Del Mar in the fourth race on Friday, with his 12th mount.

Rosario rode Anniversary Girl ($11.80) to a half-length win over Lift Our Luck in the one-mile turf race for $45,000 to $50,000 claimers. Anniversary Girl was timed in 1:36.39, scoring her second career win in 10 starts. Brown is Beige was third as the 4-5 favorite.

Rosario has won the last three riding titles and five of the last six meetings on this circuit. He was winless with six mounts on Wednesday, four on Thursday and had one mount prior to Anniversary Girl on Friday.

Brown is Beige was claimed for $50,000 in a five-way shake by trainer Mike Pender.