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Rocco Bowen tall in the saddle

Rocco Bowen tall in the saddle

AUBURN, Washington – Barbadian jockey Rocco Bowen kept up his frenetic pace in the new Emerald Downs season when he reeled off a double in yesterday’s nine-race card. The reigning champion, who celebrates his 28th birthday tomorrow, won the day’s opener with 3-1 chance Kadesha before returning in race seven to score with 3-1 bet Mike […]

Bajans shine at Woodbine

Bajans shine at Woodbine

Three Barbadian horsemen were part of the winning connections of the midweek race card at the Woodbine Racetrack Wednesday. Ace veteran jockey Patrick Husbands and his nephew Simon, along long-standing trainer Ricky Griffith logged wins in each of the last three races on the day’s eight-race card at Canada’ premier racing oval. The elder Husbands […]

Husbands gallops to four wins at Woodbine

Husbands gallops to four wins at Woodbine

TORONTO, Canada – Veteran jockey Patrick Husbands dominated Woodbine’s 10-race card on Sunday by reeling off four wins to close the gap on the early leaders in the newly minted campaign. The Barbadian, who turns 44 later this month, won with favourite Ring For A Drink in race two, followed up with victory in race […]

Equine rivalry renewed Saturday

Equine rivalry renewed Saturday

Aysha Stables’ Wild Cat Tea and H and M Stables’ Lucky Adventure will continue their rivalry in the $16 000 Betting Booth Staff Trophy, on the first day of the Barbados Turf Club’s second racing season for the year at the Garrison Savannah Saturday. The 1100-meter sprint contest has a small field of three animals to face […]

Husbands, Walcott shine in Canada

Husbands, Walcott shine in Canada

TORONTO – Barbadian jockeys continue to rule the track in Canada. Yesterday veteran rider Patrick Husbands kept in touch with the leaders in the early exchanges at Woodbine when he rode a handsome triple on the day’s 10-race card. Husbands, who celebrates his 44th birthday later this month, rode winners in race six with Conquest Lemonraid, […]

Brace keeps Husbands in touch with leaders

Brace keeps Husbands in touch with leaders

Multiple-time Woodbine champion Patrick Husbands rode a double on Friday’s nine-race card to keep pace with the leaders in the early stages of the new meet at the prestigious Toronto oval. The Barbadian scored in race six with 6-1 bet West L.A. Girl before returning to win race eight with 4-1 chance Bear’s Profit. He […]

It’s an Apparition Friday

It’s an Apparition Friday

Friday’s Heroes Day will close the ninth day of the first racing season for 2017. The Right Excellent Sir Grantley Adams Handicap will be the feature race on the day’s programme which has attracted a small field of four animals going 1570 meters. The six-year-old mare Apparition looks like the one to beat coming off a classy win […]

Fleurette shows her class

Fleurette shows her class

The Victor Cheeseman-trained three-year-old filly Fleurette made it a pillar to post victory in the 67th running of the Barbados Guineas at the Garrison Savannah Monday. Luther G Miller III who co-owns Fleurette along with his wife Suzanne, enjoyed his second Barbados Guineas success after having his first victory in the first leg of the triple […]

Oberoi to mount a challenge

Oberoi to mount a challenge

Melrose Stables-owned Oberoi will be looking to defeat unbeaten three-year-old filly for 2017 Fleurette in the 67th Barbados Guineas Grade 1 on Monday Easter Bank Holiday. Oberoi, who won his last outing on April 1 in the George Corbin Memorial, will be looking to upset the unbeaten heavy favourite. Robert Peirce, trainer of Oberoi, will […]

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