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BARBADOS - horse racing 2007


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!


Barbados Horse Racing - 2006

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. September 2006 Compliments of the Nation News

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.

Zouk compliments of the Nation NewsCompliments 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 Advocate

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 Nation News
The Barbados Turf Club

Compliments of the http://www.nationnews.com 03/04/06

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.


tribute to late champion trainer Bill Marshall. He 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 charity reception

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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

Patrick Husbands crosses the finish line on Sharp Impact
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 < Read more >

 

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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

 

 
 
 
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