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BARBADOS - Sandy Lane Gold Cup 03/04/06


Sandy Lane Gold Cup winners 2006 compliments of the Nation News


The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup has been one of the premier Caribbean racing events for the past 25 years

 


Many in the crowd were dressed for the occasion including CBCTV8 commentators Andrew Pearson and Jewel Forde
An Elvis impersonator from Ontario, Canada was encouraged by MC Mac Fingall to entertain the crowds

 

Prior to the pre-race parade Press Officer Al Gilkes retrieves the coveted Gold Cup from where it has been displayed



 

A banner at the head of the parade declared it a tribute to one of racing’s most popular and successful figures, the late Bill Marshall

Then there followed the dancers and The Barbados Police Band

The tumblers and the stiltwalkers

Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2006 One of the stiltwalkers made sure that the Barbados flag was seen worldwide
 

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More dancers and more drummers!


This horse was happy to traverse the track in a slow steady manner

Olivia Waithe sang ‘Beautiful Barbados’ accompanied by the Barbados Police Band

The Winner! Patrick Husbands crosses the finish line on Sharp Impact just ahead of stable-mate Zarad ridden by four-time Gold Cup winner Jonno Jones.

Patrick Husbands crosses the finish line on Sharp Impact

Champion Jockey Jono Jones as he wins the Sandy Lane Gold Cup… falls off his horse!

 

Mixed emotions were apparent on the faces of the crowd while the connections of the one-two victory exchanged congratulations


Owners of Sharp Impact and Zarad, Gay and Derrick Smith, along with elated trainer Robert Pierce, lead the winner past the cheering crowds

Jockey Patrick Husbands, who won the 1990 Gold Cup on Vardar, was thrilled with his second Gold Cup victory

The youthful looking Sir Cliff Richard was among the high profile visitors, seen here leaving after the big race
 
 
 
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