SUPREME (Coady Photography)

For the second straight year, an all female amateur riders race and a $50,000 fillies and mares stakes headlined Ladies Night festivities at Colonial Downs.

Sandee Beattie, a trainer based at Penn National, rode her horse Silver Brew to a tight victory in a thrilling Amateur Riders Club of America (ARCA) race. The $5,000 claiming event for fillies and mares on turf saw Silver Brew and Home Grown Lass run neck and neck down the stretch. Beattie’s six-year-old mare got the final head bob inside of Home Grown Lass to capture her second win of 2011.

Beattie, who got back into riding amateur races last year after a fifteen year layoff, won this event at Colonial Downs for the second straight year. She had four starts last year and got the win at Colonial, a pair of seconds and a third, and competed in the German World Cup.

“After nine years of riding, I had 18 broken bones and five operations so I decided to become a trainer instead,” said Beattie. I’ve got 24 in training right now and fifteen racing at Penn. But I do ride a few times a year now and really enjoy it.”

In the $50,000 Buckland Stakes, Supreme charged past a pair of frontrunners in deep stretch to score a 1 ½ length win in the race’s 13th running.

The four-year-old Empire Maker filly had but five lifetime starts entering Saturday’s 5 ½ furlong turf sprint, but had never finished any worse than second. Jockey Luis Garcia helped keep the streak intact as he guided Supreme past Colony Club and Toni’s The One in deep stretch to win by half a length in 1:02.90. Supreme is trained by Leigh Delacour for Fares Farm, Inc.

Rider Luis Garcia won earlier in the card with The Last Bird, while his brother Geovany snagged a pair of wins too aboard Buster Douglas and She’s Got Rhythm. Geovany Garcia also threw out the first pitch Monday night at the Richmond Flying Squirrels AA baseball game at The Diamond.