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Gold Cup fever

Date February 27, 2008 by Tyrone Evelyn Compliments of the Nation News

THE 27TH RUNNING of The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup will take place at the Garrison Savannah on Saturday and race fans have expressed mixed feelings over its promotion, the quality of the field and the eventual result.

But if there is one thing the majority agree on is that this year's Gold Cup will provide the thousands who come from far and wide to be part of the regions greatest horse racing spectacle, is that it will be, like all other Gold Cups, a highly competitive and exciting affair. < Read more >

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year!

This is because Triple Crown aspirant Apostle was a late withdrawal in yesterday's Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic, won in a driving finish by short favourite, Hawayan Tropic.

Apostle's absence did not detract from the race which turned out to be a scorching and exciting affair as the Haydn Nicholls-trained Walk On By livened up the evening with a front-running performance which almost saw him steal the race. < Read more>

Perfect Gem, with Anderson Trotman astride, landing her second race in a row when she ran away with the Flying Home Trophy Condition event in September 2007 Compliments of the Barbados Nation News. (AM/FP) Compliments of the Nation News - Perfect Gem, with Anderson Trotman astride, landing her second race in a row when she ran away with the Flying Home Trophy Condition event in September 2007 Compliments of the Barbados Nation News. (AM/FP)

Compliments of the Barbados Nation News March 2007

Rickey Walcott capping a brilliant ride on Whiskey For Me by storming past the pace-setting duo of Atul (Andy Ward) and Who's Wavering in the homestretch to win the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold CupWHISKEY CAPS THE CHASE. Rickey Walcott capping a brilliant ride on Whiskey For Me by storming past the pace-setting duo of Atul (Andy Ward) and Who's Wavering in the homestretch to win the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup relatively easily, yesterday. Trainer Liz Deane, who saddled Whiskey For Me and Who's Wavering to finish first and second in the 1 800 metres event, hugged the Walcott brothers, Rickey and Rico after the two siblings brought home the bacon for her in the day's feature race. It was the first time in Gold Cup history that two brothers finished one-two, and the first time a woman has trained the winner of the race. (Pictures by Charles Pitt-Grant.)

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Trainer Liz Deane compliments of the Barbados Nation NewsTrainer Liz Deane, who saddled Whiskey For Me and Who's Wavering to finish first and second in yesterday's Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup, flashing a beaming smile while hugging the Walcott brothers, Rickey (right) and Rico after the two siblings brought home the bacon for her in the day's feature race.

by EZRA STUART Compliments of the Barbados Nation News

IT WAS BROTHERLY love in the 26th Sandy Lane Gold Cup as siblings Rickey Walcott and Rico Walcott rode into the history books by sweeping the Top 2 positions in the prestigious horse race at the Garrison Savannah, yesterday.

Never in the previous 25 races had a pair of brothers captured the first and runner-up places but the Walcott boys from Warner's Gap, Villa Road, Brittons Hill, did just that by pushing their mounts, Whiskey For Me (No.8) and Who's Wavering (No.7) past the finish line ahead of the field.

"To me, the enjoyment hasn't even started yet but this is the biggest moment of my career. He is a decent horse and today he just showed everything he had," Rickey told SUN SPORT after the race.

Rickey dedicated the victory to his older brother Troy, who died just two years ago.

"I have just one thing to say, I won this race for my big brother who died a couple years ago. I knew I would've won one (Gold Cup) and this is the right time. I had to win one just for him," he added.

The 25-year-old Rickey, a product of St George Secondary School, said it was smooth-sailing for most of the 1 800-metre race but he "had to manoeuvre a little bit, wait a couple seconds and ease off them a bit".

He also explained why he got up from the saddle and started celebrating even before passing the winning pole.

"I was just looking to make sure that everything was clear behind to do my thing and from there I raised my hands in the air to celebrate," he added.

Rickey, who has been campaigning in Canada for the past five years at Edmonton and Stampede, said he was delighted that his 17-year-old brother, a former Parkinson student, captured second place.

"It makes it even better. We have over 150 supporters down here (at the Garrison) or even more and we plan to celebrate later tonight at Valery pasture in Brittons Hill," he said. < Read more >

Click here for exclusive footage of Champion Jockey Jono Jones as he wins the Sandy Lane Gold Cup… and falls off his horse!


 

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