05/23/2013 2:00PM

Beulah Park: Lori Wydick rides first winner following seven-year retirement


GROVE CITY, Ohio – After a nearly 7 1/2-year break, it took only three races for jockey Lori Wydick to win the first race of her comeback at Beulah Park on Wednesday.

The 48-year-old Wydick won on No No Nona ($5.80) in the first race. She had retired on Dec. 31, 2005.

Wydick began galloping horses recently for trainer Brian Waltz and decided to begin riding again, No No Nona is trained by Waltz.

Wydick won 10 riding titles at River Downs and two at Beulah Park during her career while winning more than 1,400 Races. She also finished second in the jockey standings at Turfway Park several times and is in the top five all-time at the northern Kentucky oval

Jeff “Silverbird” Petry will once again represent Wydick as her agent. Wydick plans on riding at Beulah Park and Indiana Downs for the summer.

“I just wanted to take it easy getting back into it,” Wydick said. “After my son Matthew gets out of school for the summer on Friday we will start really hustling mounts.”