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September 2006 Compliments of the Nation
A DREAM COME TRUE. Another Husbands has set the tongues
of race fans wagging in Trinidad and Tobago. He is Barbados' champion
apprentice jockey Chris Husbands, who landed the biggest win of his short
career to date when he booted home Sara's Music to win the TT$250 000
(about BDS$83 333) Royal Oak Derby at Santa Rosa Park, Arima, Trinidad,
on Monday. "It is a dream come true for any jockey," Husbands said.
of the Nation News
Published on: 8/13/06 by TYRONE EVELYN
Zouk (in front) was confidently ridden by Juan Crawford in the 2 000-metre
event, while Bachelor Boy, with Jamar Maughn up, was second, with third
place going to First Edition, ridden by Jason Leacock, and the fourth
placed Border Secret, with Anderson Trotman up. Inset, owner Richard Edwards
leading in the very speedy Zouk.
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Web Posted - Wed Jun 07 2006 Compliments
of the Barbados
At a recent press conference held at the Finish
Line Restaurant, Garrison Savannah, Chris Armond, Secretary/Racing
Operations Manager of the Barbados Turf Club, announced the details
of the C.O. Williams Group of Companies Barbados Fillies Guineas
Race Day, which kicks off the start of the second season of racing.
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Compliments of the http://www.nationnews.com
THE BARBADOS TURF CLUB (BTC) has been congratulated
on the 25th anniversary of the Gold Cup.
The 25th running of the prestigious race takes place
at the Garrison Savannah on March 4, and Eric Mapp, resident manager
of Sandy Lane Hotel, sponsors of the Gold Cup, at a Press conference
on Tuesday praised the BTC on reaching such an important milestone.
Pointing out that this would be the tenth year the Gold Cup was being
sponsored by Sandy Lane, Mapp encouraged all of Barbados to come out and
be part of the spectacle on Gold Cup day.
added that this year's pre-Gold Cup parade would be enhanced by the paying
of a special tribute to late champion trainer Bill Marshall.
Chris Armond, BTC secretary and racing operations manager, in confirming
the parade would be paying tribute to Marshall, also disclosed that American
Hall Of Fame jockey Gary Stevens would be in the country for the big day.
He said there would be a cocktail reception in honour of Stevens at Sandy
Lane Country Golf Club on March 2 to raise funds for a local charity.
He encouraged race horse owners and trainers to purchase tickets for the
During the Press conference, the stall positions for the three main races
on Gold Cup day were drawn.
These races are the Sandy Lane Gold Cup, with prize money totalling $200
000 and a first prize of $114 000; the Sandy Lane Spa Sprint Stakes and
Trophy with prize money of $35 000 of which the winner will get $20 000;
and the Tanglewood Stakes and Trophy with prize money totalling $70 000
and a first prize of $40 000.
Francis Cozier, BTC vice-president, in thanking Sandy Lane for sponsoring
the Gold Cup and the entire day's card on March 4, hoped the sponsorship
would continue for another 25 years.
He thanked the owners and trainers for their continued support of horse
racing, along with the media for coverage which contributed significantly
to the success of the sport.
Cozier was also pleased with the extremely good turn out of owners and
trainers at the Press conference.
The Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2006 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
||Owners of Sharp Impact and Zarad, Gay
and Derrick Smith, along with elated trainer Robert Pierce, lead the
winner past the cheering crowds watching the Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2006
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