From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Apprentice jockey Mohamed Osman guided Princess Beau K to victory in today’s second race and in doing so captured his first lifetime win.
Osman sent the $5,000 claimer to the front before relinquishing the lead a furlong from home. Princess Beau K fought back, however, and retook the top spot closing in on the finish line to win by 2-1/2 lengths over Friendly Princess in 1:30.51 over the muddy going.
“I am feeling great,” said Osman, a 33-year-old native of Somalia. “I was relaxed when the other horse came up to us and I just rode her with confidence.”
It was the first on the board finish in 24 career mounts for the former hotel manager.
“I have wanted to be a rider since I was 28,” added Osman. “It took me this long to get where I wanted to be. In 2011, I quit my job and went to South Carolina to learn how to break babies and have been galloping at Pimlico and Bowie since. I just love the horse.”
Charlie Williams trains Princess Beau K, who was scoring for the sixth time in 51 lifetime starts. The daughter of Here’s Zealous paid $35.80.
(Featured image by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.)