08/05/2013 10:23AM

Presque Isle Downs: Apprentice jockey Rice gets first win


ERIE, Pa. – One look was all it took for apprentice Taylor Rice. In her first outing, Rice kept her mount, Giggle Fit, in front all the way for a nearly four-length win at Presque Isle Downs on Sunday.

The 3-year-old filly, sent off as the favorite in the fifth race, paid $5.40 for winning her second race in four starts. The time for the 5 1/2 furlongs was 1:04.79. Rice, 25, is the daughter of trainer Wayne Rice and the sister of Kevin Rice, who trains Giggle Fit for his grandfather, Clyde Rice.

Taylor Rice, who has been a nearly constant presence observing at the gate this meet before receiving the stewards' OK last week, received the traditional dousing when she returned to the jockeys’ quarters.