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Boxing Day buzz

Victor Cheeseman-trained Just A Fashion looks like the one to beat on Boxing Day in the Diamonds International/Crown Of Light Boxing Day Stakes & Trophy. Two of his three wins this year from Grade 1 stakes, the Coolmore Stakes in January and the ANSA McAl Stakes in November, he will be the early favourite come […]

Horse racing returns

The highly anticipated Barbados Turf Club’s third season gets underway Saturday after an eight-week break. The feature race is the 50th Anniversary of Independence Handicap going 1100 meters. This race has a small field of five entered, headed by Dazzling David, who ran a scorching second to the 4-year-old gelding Lucky Adventure in his last start on July 9 in the Crop […]

Husbands, Walcott brilliant in Canada

TORONTO, Canada – Veteran Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands extended his recent good form at the Woodbine racetrack when he landed a triple on Saturday’s 10-race card. The 43-year-old, closing in on 100 wins for yet another season, picked up victories in race two with favourite Missy Crissy, in race five with another favourite Miss Tiago […]

Walcott still dominant at Northlands

EDMONTON, Alberta – Champion-in-waiting Rico Walcott rode a double yesterday to lead a Caribbean domination of the eight-race mid-week card at Northlands Park. The Barbadian, who will secure his sixth straight title at the western Canada racing oval when the season wraps up October 22, captured race four over 6 and ½ furlongs with favourite […]

Sirius Black favoured in feature race

2015 horse of the year Sirius Black has drawn the Number 1 starting gate for the Sales Graduates Champion Stakes, the feature race tomorrow on the ninth and final day of the second racing season for the year. The chestnut son of Janak won the Harmony General Sprint last race day for the second year running when he also drew the same […]

Derby Day beckons

Trainer Victor Cheeseman and owners Bill Inc. are going after a record-equalling third straight Massy United Derby, when the 2016 running of the last leg of the triple crown runs off at the Garrison Savannah on August 6. At a media briefing Thursday at the Incitatus Members Lounge at the Barbados Turf Club, trainers and owners gathered […]

Inwon the one to win

The brothers Dan and Martin Raizman-owned Inwon is ready to face a strong field of eight in the Season Of Emancipation Handicap which runs off this Saturday at the Garrison Savannah. Inwon is fresh from a thrilling victory last race day in the Saleh And Khatija Mohammed Memorial Handicap over Daunting David going 11 furlongs. He […]

All bets on Indiano Jones

The Crop Over festival has started and the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) will be celebrating today with the Crop Over Festival Race Day, the fifth day of the BTC’s second racing season at the Garrison Savannah. The $16,000 Crop Over Festival Handicap for the top-rated horses is the feature race on the card going the […]

Close run expected

The Raizman brothers-owned Infrared, seeks his fourth straight win of the year to keep his unbeaten streak for 2016 intact, in the St Ann’s Garrison Handicap going nine furlongs When racing continues tomorrow at the Garrison Savannah. The chestnut son of USA stallion Discreetly Mine and mare Heat Street, started his hat-trick of wins for the year on the […]

Garrison action

by Kent Layne The Republic Bank Breeders Stakes and Trophy headlines the second day of the second racing season of the year at the Garrison Savannah Saturday. It is the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes and Trophy race day for three-year-old fillies, colts and geldings going 1800 meters or nine furlongs an some exciting races are […]

Husbands wins Queenston Stakes

TORONTO –  Conquest Enforcer, with Barbadian champion jockey Patrick Husbands in the saddle, left the field choking in his dust in the $150,000 (BDS$228, 718. 50) Queenston Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday afternoon.And suddenly, everyone is talking about how the Mark Casse-trained bay may be the favourite to win the $1 million (BDS$1.524 million) Queen’s Plate on […]

Lucky Adventure the one to beat

H and M Syndicate’s bay colt Lucky Adventure will be going after five consecutive wins in the feature race The Garrison Savannah Handicap this Saturday, the ninth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season. Lucky Adventure’s first win for the year came on January 2, the first day of the racing season, making it a pillar to […]

Dorsett wins Sandy Lane Gold Cup

Jockey Jalone Samuel rode to victory with Dorsett at the 2016 Sandy Lane Gold Cup at the Garrison Savannah this afternoon. In second place was Patrick Husbands atop Watchyourownbobber, while Mario Pino and War Envoy came in third place. Last year’s winner, Rico Walcott and Sayler’s Creek made it to fourth position.  

Gold Cup fever

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Gold Cup, Everywhere you go, Took a look in the Savannah today, all spruced up again, Horses were getting prepped, Owners starting to sweat, Fans eager to bet, With tomorrow on the horizon. It’s quite a few months from the Yuletide season, but there was excitement aplenty and a terrific buzz in the […]

Gold Cup fever

Gold Cup fever is high and building around the Garrison Savannah and across the island. The Ramsey pair of Sayler’s Creek and Watchyourownbobber arrived on Friday and had a cool trot around the Garrison on Saturday morning. Sayler’s Creek, last year’s winner, knows the Garrison track and he went around the course with measured confidence. […]

Defending Gold Cup champion touches down

Defending Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup champion Sayler’s Creek landed safely at Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday with running mate Watchyourownbobber for next week’s running of the 35th Gold Cup. Owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the pair arrived from Miami in good form. “I think they are in great shape, no bumps, no bruises. […]

Two main events at the Garrison on Saturday

Pay As You Go looks like the overwhelming favourite in the Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Breeders Stakes And Trophy this Saturday –– the second day of the Barbados Turf Club’s 2016 horse racing season. In her last race she won with ease over stable mate Stolen on November 21 in the MQI Juvenile Breeder’s Stakes and […]