08/05/2013 11:23AM

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.

The_Whiz More than 1 year ago
She is a well mannered and well schooled young lady who has worked hard in the mornings and is a real student of the game. The fact that she comes drom a racing family proves that class always tells and this young rider has all the class it takes to go as far as she wants to in the horse business. Congratulations Taylor to you and brothers Adam and Kevin. I'm sure grandpa Clyde is proud and I know for a fact that Dad Wayne, Aunts Linda and Kitty and even Arianne are wishing you all the best. Do them and all of us who know you proud. Go Baby Girl Go !!!!!