Thursday, June 13, 2013
My Happy Face wins Belmont's Lotka Stakes
NEW YORK -- My Happy Face beat Girl Code by 2½ lengths in the $88,200 Lotka Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at muddy Belmont Park.
My Happy Face, the 1-2 favorite, now has three wins and three seconds in six starts. This was the second stakes win for the gray filly, following the Tempted at Aqueduct last November.
The winner, ridden by Joel Rosario and trained by Chad Brown, was timed in 1:35.89 for the mile.
My Happy face paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10. Girl Code, the pacesetter, returned $3.80 and $2.40 while Majestic Marquet showed at $2.40.