Richies Party Girl wins Wait a While Stakes
May. 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Richies Party Girl captured a second stakes in the $98,000 Wait a While for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.
Richies Party Girl and jockey John Velazquez took charge at the top of the stretch and held off a late rally from 1-2 favorite Sweet Acclaim, prevailing by three quarters of a length.
It was her fourth victory in eight starts, including the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita last November, for trainer and co-owner Wesley Ward. She paid $7.90, $3.30 and $2.50.
The time was 1:21.84 for seven furlongs on the turf course rated good.
Sweet Acclaim returned $2.20 and $2.10 while Lemon Point paid $2.80 to show.