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Former Kingsley rider LaBarre gets first pro win
REBECCA LABARRE WON HER first race as a professional jockey on Saturday. She received her start with Camden trainer Arch Kingsley Jr, shown right. - photo by Tom Didato
LAUREL, MD -- Rebecca LaBarre, who received her start as a rider in Camden at the barn of trainer Arch Kingsley Jr., made her first trip to the winners’ circle as a professional jockey at Laurel Park on Saturday. Aboard Ejetero LLC’s Empire Panther, LaBarre took her mount to the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late challenge from Ash n’ Em for the victory. Empire Panther ($4.80), trained by Jose Corrales, ran one mile in 1:40.86 over a fast main track to win the $18,000 maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies by a neck in her 11th career start.