It was another win photo at Laurel Park today for jockey Jorge Ruiz, who piloted Gary Broad’s PRINCESS PITA to victory in her first start.
Breaking from the #1 hole, she was off just a half-step slow. Ruiz held his position on the rail throughout, seizing the opportunity to angle out when the field opened up in mid-stretch. Leader Winked seemed to have the race won at that point, but Princess Pita had plenty left and motored under the wire 3 1/4 lengths in front with her ears up. And she was clearly very proud of herself as she and Ruiz jogged back to the winner’s circle!
The 3-year-old Munnings filly is out of the Point Given mare Fancy Point and was bred in Kentucky by Kinsman Farm.
Congratulations to Mr. Broad on this first-out win!