Updated on 09/16/2011 7:50AM

Erica's Smile wins Fairfield Stakes


VALLEJO, Calif. - Erica's Smile engaged Cinnful Bride in a hot pace duel and away heading into the stretch, holding off Benefit Party by two lengths to win the $46,980 Fairfield Stakes on Saturday at the Solano County Fair.

Erica's Smile ($9.60) covered six furlongs in 1:09.71 in winning the race for 3-year-old fillies as she scored her first stakes victory. Erica's Smile, who has three wins and three seconds in six starts, earned $23,510 to lift her career earnings to $73,910.