"I tried to give both of them the benefit of the doubt," she said. "Another jockey told me that after I won with the second longshot everybody in the jock's room was making a lot of racket...they were hollering and carrying on."Said Rice, who rode at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., last winter: "It just goes to show you that you never know what might happen in a horse race."
Apprentice jockey Bacarra Rice, 22, who moved her tack to Philadelphia Park in June, pulled a rare double Sept. 23 when she booted home two horses that each returned more than $100 to win for a $2 wager.Rice's first upset occurred in the fourth race, when 62-1 Gold Exchange, trained by Ladeana Bastida and owned by Just Do It Stables, won and paid $126.80. The second came in the ninth event, when Northcote Stable's Great Aunt Alice, trained by David Dotolo, won at 53-1 and paid $108.40.Rice said she knew both horses had poor form, but she tried to ride them as if they were the favorites.