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FOUR English jockeys have arrived in Barbados for the clash with their local counterparts in the second annual Colombian Emeralds International Jockey Challenge.
Hosted by the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) and Colombian Emeralds International, the eagerly awaited jockey challenge comes off at the Garrison tomorrow.

Plans for the jockeys' clash were announced by Chris Armond, racing operations manager secretary of the Barbados Turf Club on Wednesday evening at a press conference at the Finishing Line Restaurant, Garrison Savannah.

According to Armond, the four English jockeys taking on the Bajans are Richard Quinn, Joseph Fanning, Fergus Sweeney, and Steven Drowne.

They will be joined by Chantal Sutherland, leading female jockey from Canada, along with Donovan Yeo, a locally based jockey from South Africa, to make a team of six. They will challenge the Barbados team of Patrick Husbands, Jono Jones, Slade Callaghan, Anderson Trotnian, Anderson Ward and Juan Crawford, in the three-race championship.

Oliver Jordan, director of the Barbados Turf Club, said that in addition to the generous sponsorship from Colombian Emeralds International, who last year also sponsored the Canada vs. Barbados Championship, Gems of Barbados has this year come onboard for the first time.

Jordan, thanked Mike Griffith, director of Operations at Gems of Barbados, for joining with Colombian Emeralds International, and the Barbados Turf Club, in the sponsorship of this annual event.

Mike Griffith, said that Gems Of Barbados, was very pleased to be able to join with Colombian Emeralds International, and the BTC to stage the second Annual Jockey Championship. Griffith further offered the support of Gems of Barbados, to the event on an annual basis.

Phillip Moseley, director of the BTC, thanked Colombian Emeralds International, Gems of Barbados, and other individuals for their very kind sponsorship of this annual event.

The draw was done to establish which jockeys would be riding which horses. In closing Chris Armond, thanked Pamela Marshall, director of the BTC, and jockey Richard Quinn for their personal efforts in making this year's championship possible.

Armond, also thanked Julie Armfield, chief horse racing correspondent, with the BBC World Service, for getting an article on the event in the Racing Post in the UK which not only exposes horse racing at the Garrison, but Barbados as well.

The captain of the English team is Richard Quinn, who is no stranger to the Garrison, and the captain of the Barbados team is Patrick Husbands BSS.

A beautiful crystal trophy is at stake, and on presentation the rivalry between the teams was already beginning to show, as both Quinn and Husbands were trying to get the better grip on the trophy.

Racing starts at 1:40 p.m. and the three championship races are 4, 5 and 6.

Compliments of the Barbados Advocate

Kabul, with Paul Leacock up, pushing to victory in the feature race of the Barbados Turf ClubÕs Centenary Day of racing at the Garrison Savannah December 2005

KA-BOOM! Top creole Kabul, with Paul Leacock up, pushing to victory in the feature race of the Barbados Turf Club's Centenary Day of racing at the Garrison Savannah. Officer, with Rocco Bowen up, was second and Don Anglesonny, ridden by Lorne Keizer, third.

Racing marks happy 100!

Date December 18, 2005 by EZRA STUART Compliments of the Nation News

THE SPORT OF KINGS had it crowning moment at the Garrison Savannah yesterday.

The Barbados Turf Club (BFC) celebrated its centenary anniversary of horse racing, 1905-2005, in grand style with loads of prizes for spectators.

BTC president Robert Bourque said "it was a nice day" even though he would have love to see a larger crowd.

Among those at the Garrison for the big day were former champion jockeys, Chally Jones and Venice Richards, as well as the Canadian-based duo of Patrick Husbands and Jono Jones.

Also there were racing stalwarts like Sir David Seale, Clayton Greenidge, Trevor "Bookie" Gale, Colin Rocheford, Charlie Health and Arnold Alleyne. Former West Indies cricketers, Charlie Griffith and Cammie Smith were also spotted among the spectators.

"It was intended to be a centenary celebration for the race fans and therefore in that regard, with Christmas coming up, we thought we could have a lot of nice prizes that our race fans would enjoy, and hopefully, appreciate," Bourque said.

There were cash prizes ranging from $500 to $5 000 and one lucky spectator, John Gardiner, went home with $3 000 after his number was called several times by roving announcer Patrick Gollop.

The BTC also distributed commemorative pins and gift baskets and Borque thanked the many sponsors, including Cockspur, Diamonds International, Banks Breweries, Sandy Lane and Super Centre, who donated prizes.

"I want to say special thanks to all those race fans who supported racing for the past 100 years," Bourque said.

ezrastuart@nationnews.com

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HOT TO TROT! Feet On Flames, with Anderson Trotman aboard, being pursued by arch-rival Kabul down the home-stretch in the Sunset Reef Stakes at the Garrison Savannah yesterday. Feet On Flames went on to win by half-a-length from Sharp Impact with Kabul third.

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May 21st racing at the Garrison Savanna

Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup 2005

Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2005With 24 horses nominated last Friday, at the closing of the first subscription for the 24th running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup, including 11 horses from overseas, along with further inquiries from other overseas owners asking if they can come in at the second stage of nominations, shows that the race has certainly grown in statue, and this year's race will without a doubt be very competitive, accord- ing to BTC Racing Operations Manager, Chris Armond, at a press conference held earlier this week, at the Finish Line Restaurant, Garrison, Savannah.

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Four English jockeys have arrived in Barbados for the clash with their local counterparts in the second annual Colombian Emeralds International Jockey Challenge.
Hosted by the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) and Colombian Emeralds International, the eagerly awaited jockey challenge comes off at the Garrison on January 1st 2005.< Read more >

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The Garrison Savannah Sandly Lane Gold Cup Day 2004The Garrison Savannah is the home of the Barbados Turf Club is known throughout the World as a top class horse racing track.

Barbadian jockeys are internationally famous, particularly in Canada. Fortunately those resident abroad still return for the big days.

Barbadian jockey Ricky Walcott posted his fifth victory at the Stampede Park race course in April. Read more

Barbadian rider Jono Jones will be going after his fifth straight Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup winner at the Garrison tomorrow, Gold Cup Day. Top Barbadian rider Jono Jones going after his fifth straight Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup winner at the Garrison

Son of former South Caribbean champion jockey and now trainer Chally Jones, Jono’s four wins in the region’s most prestigious horse race have placed him on level terms with another former champion jockey, Venice Richards, with respect to riding the most winners in the big race. Read more

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On major race days such as the prestigious Sandy Lane Gold Cup the Garrison comes alive with activity.

 

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Blazin' saddles - Sunday 19, December-2004

Blazing Colours, with Matthew Russell up, and Maestro, with Rohan Gordon aboard, pushing hard in the final turn in Race 5 at the Garrison Savannah yesterday. Maestro was the eventually winner of the Tallahornee 1994 Condition Race for G1 and G2 Maidens on an exciting day of racing organised by the Barbados Turf Club.

Compliments of the Nation News

The 2004 second race season started out with Caesar heading a list of 12 horses entered for the Deloitte & Touche Challenge Cup, the first day of the Barbados Turf Club's second racing season.

The Andrew Nunes-trained filly will be taking along 126 pounds, and is one of the early pre-race favourites for the 1 800 metres feature. Read more

Information compliments of the Nation News

Kabul, voted Champion Horse-Of-The-Year for 2003, has been unbeaten in six starts to date and he is going after his seventh successive win in today’s Barbados Banks Guineas, the first leg of the famous Triple Crown.

Without doubt he is going to be hard to beat, and opposing him might turn out to be foolhardy or only wishful thinking. Read more

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Slade Callaghan winning the Sandy Lane Gold  Cup 2004As the sun set on a beautiful day of racing at the Garrrison just before 6 p.m., Callaghan reached the mountain top of his career by piloting seven-year-old chestnut horse Kathir to the $114 000 first prize in the 23rd Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup, overcoming the odds and beating those favoured by the pundits all week. Read more

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SPORTS MINISTER Reginald Farley would like to see the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) step up its training of jockeys and other people involved in the horse-racing industry. Read more

He said the exploits of Sir Michael Stoute as a trainer in England and Patrick Husbands as a jockey in Canada had brought fame and glory to Barbados.

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