Sir Dudley Digges does it

Jockey Jalon Samuel became the second jockey after Jono Jones to win a hat-trick of Sandy Lane Gold Cups when he scored on the Ken and Sarah Ramsey-owned Sir Dudley Digges in the 37th running of the Sandy Lane Gold Cup at the Garrison Savannah today.

As they passed the stands for the first time in the $214,000 event going nine furlongs, Samuels had the former Canadian Queens Plate winner in sixth position in the eight-horse field in front Marcus Antonius and last year’s winner Dorsett bringing up the rear.

Horse number 9 Infrared had set an easy pace going the first quarter in 25.1 seconds from the much talked about Ken Ramsey second entry Shining Copper tucked into second place. As they reached the two-furlong pole and the pace started to quicken Infrared faded with Shining Copper picking up a blistering closing speed. The race looked all over with a winner assured but Jalon Samuel with his trademark strong-hand ride dug deep to get home from stable mate Shining Copper.

Infrared ran onto be third and the highest placed Barbados-owned horse was the former double Gold Cup winner Dorsett who had to settle for fourth position.

Rider Jalon Samuel has now matched the record of retired Jockey Jones in winning a hat-trick of Gold Cups after winning the 2016 and 2017 event with Dorsett. Samuel has also equalled the record of Patrick Husbands and retired jockeys Venice Richards And Jones winning the most Gold Cups with four. Samuel won his first Gold Cup with Dancing David in 2012.

The talented jockey will look to match another record next year also set by Jono Jones who won four Gold cups in a row and a record fifth.

For owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, they will be celebrating their third Gold Cup in five years after winning it in 2014 and 2015 but had to settle for second place over the last two years. The Ramseys share second place overall in the winning-owners list on three victories with Sally Arbib and Gay Smith who have also won three Gold Cups.

Sir David Seale leads all owners in the Gold Cup with six wins.

Ramsey received the trophy in front of a packed Grandstand with his grandson Nolan and said he would surely be back again next year. Ramsey was all smiles as he ran first and second. He is also the owner of second placed horse Shining Copper and becomes the fifth owner to do this after Gay Smith who ran first and second with Sharp Impact and Zarad in 2006. The Aysha stables had first and second in 2007 with Whiskey For Me and Who’s Weaving, Lord Michael Taylor in 2009 with Daylight Express and Bounce Bak and Sir David Seale who was the owner of the first and second horses in 2012 Dancing David and John Brian.

Winning trainer Michael Maker scored his third success in the race for the Ramseys.

30 Responses to Sir Dudley Digges does it

  1. Atman March 3, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I’m disappointed that CBC channel 8 did not cover the Gold Cup this year. Guess they will soon be charging for that like they did with the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals.

  2. Tim Brown March 3, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations to owner Mr Ken Ramsey and Sir Dudley Digges on winning the 2018 Barbados Gold Cup. I was in attendance when this horse won the Queens Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto two years ago. He accomplished that win in a similar fashion, by circling the field and closing in the stretch. A fine horse and a true gentleman and sportsman in owner Ken Ramsey. Great ride by Samuel in this race. A shame that Patrick Husband lost his ride due to a vet scratch… I’ve watched Patrick ride throughout his career racing at Woodbine and I’m sure he would have been right there in the thick of things.

  3. Yoki March 3, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Infrared was clearly held back 3 times by the Jokey and still finish a close third. These trainers really don’t know they horses. Congrats to Jalon Samuels on a race well ridden. I believe if Infrared had continued without being held back the record would have be3n broken

  4. Jennifer March 3, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    look at u fundel, all having fun, this is what u do best of all. Saying that this could be your last gold cup or any cup for that matter.

  5. Atman March 4, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Fundel is a dog!

    • Berestford Leon Phillips March 4, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Atman aka lady Man is a Pinfold Street night Vendor and a Known Sodomite

  6. Saga Boy March 4, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Congratulations to Jalon. I hope that the Ramseys see it fit to allow you the opportunity of riding outside of Barbados.

  7. Carlos Jordan March 4, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Sir David Seal has won Seven Gold Cups, not Six!

  8. Carlos Jordan March 4, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Technically, Sir David won Six, and his Wife one Gold cup. So the stables have Seven.

  9. Saga Boy March 4, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Why does everything have to be political. This is a time to celebrate with the young jokey and The owner to a lesser extent. Leave the politics out of it. BT needs better control. No one should be allowed publicly to call the head of a State dog. It is total disrespect.

    • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

      “BT needs better control”
      Oh stop it. Has it ever occurred to u that them feel the same way as Atman.
      This people is a puzzle.

  10. Atman March 4, 2018 at 9:53 am

    If the description fits then has to wear it. He turn Barbados into a “sh!th0le” and you call him a head of state? LOL

  11. Andrew King March 4, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Jalon had the opportunity of riding outside of Barbados and give it up to come back home and drink rum and got over weight no trainer in America is going to give him mounts at his present weight the horses in America run very light unlike England and even Barbados. He rode in Florida, besides his talent he needs discipline, ever heard about Mike Smith or Garry Stevens, those jockeys are in their fifties and still riding at a very high level.
    Know why ? because they’re disciplined Jalon is not.

  12. Saga Boy March 4, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Then both of you will be criticizing the young people and how they behave. Freedom of speech and freedom in general does not mean one should say say and do as they please. Total disrespect.

  13. Francis March 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I agree Total Disrespect !!!
    Then they criticize the youth.

  14. Saga Boy March 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Jennifer is always criticizing the system including education, the church etc. and just when she should be congratulating the young jockey and encouraging more young people to be more positive and aim at being successful she joins with someone to hijack this Story of success to put a political slant to it. I am disappointed. We need more young men like Jalon. He has a beautiful story to tell about never giving up and how to turn defeat into success. We need to create the enabling environment that will allow this country to innovate and create so that we earn our way. Thus behaviour by Jennifer and Atman is counterproductive.

    • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      Now u get this straight Saga, because this is what u are a true Saga. Why should I congratulate a jockey when this young jockey should be the OWNER of the horse, had we had been compensated by the colonialist crew, instead of riding for his supper, while this ki$$ a$$ PM smile sweet. THIS PEOPLE WILL GET NO REAL SUCCESS LYING UNDER THE LION IDIOT. YOU and others like you is why this people has to be on-top the horse and holding his bridle to control it. Nothing more. Stand in the horse box with the horse on a morning too. U too damn blind. Oh yes and your PM SYSTEM got this people feeding at the bottom of the dunghill.

      • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm

        If u think that the president of the USA is more racist than the PREVIOUS presidents you are more stupid than I taught.

        Go back and read all of my previous comments you will NEVER see I have criticized young people. But I will criticize the system which got them so, because of its deficiencies and omissions to the education of this people.


        • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm

          This PM and all predecessing PM’S have F this people up and kept them at the bottom scrimmaging for crumbs and tips. And peoples like you Saga have sanctioned/approved it.

  15. Francis March 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    You have the mental capacity of a two year old.
    Empty vessels make most noise…like you.!

    • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      I expect u to say so. Stay in your box or on your plantation.

  16. Saga Boy March 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Jennifer I get the impression that you are bare talk. What is it you have done to advance the black race? What have you done that we poor black people have not done? You are one of those black people always talking about the system and are part of the system. Time for you do sometime tangible or shut the hell up. You should congratulate the young Jockey because today he is a jockey and tomorrow the is a horse owner. It would not be the first time. If he gets jobs all over the world then the sky is the limits.

    • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      The black race cannot advance to horse ownership because of people like u fundel, Sir killery, Sir and dame that. No unity or uprightness, only box lovers. Always trying to fit in that box. How come the NFL IS 70% black players, and the NBA 80% black players. Where r the black stadiums. You need to clean the mucous from your eyes.

  17. Saga Boy March 4, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    What are you doing about it Jennifer besides all the talk. Talk some action . Just for your information several blacks own horses in Barbados and they do well. One such black man won a race yesterday. Jennifer you are out of touch. We now have more blacks owning businesses than we ever did in Barbados. This is the start to bigger things.

    • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      “several blacks own horses in Barbados and they do well” how much and what quality? U really adore subjugation, and need DEPROGRAMMING.

  18. Saga Boy March 4, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Jennifer it is obvious that you know nothing about which you speak. Your kind never add value to this country. All you do is criticize and contribute nothing but talk. Why don’t you start the strong consumer body you are talking about. Talk talk talk. Go the sleep and before you do tell your husband a bed time story.

    • Jennifer March 4, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      “Why don’t you start the strong consumer body you are talking about”

      I cannot do it or anyone else for that matter, because we got too much people like you who support the oppressor to oppress this people. Imagine over 200yrs post “plantation” and u voluntary think like a slave.

  19. Mark Rosmar March 5, 2018 at 9:36 am

    BT has been so nice to grant us this forum. Can we at least try to keep things decent so that it is not taken away for you then to claim that we don’t have a voice?

  20. whiteHill March 10, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Hi Jennifer, there is a quote attributed to Harriet Tubman of the underground railroad, supposedly she said; ”I could have freed a lot more, but they weren’t aware they were enslave,” How long you’re gonna continue knocking yourself out trying to free these little island people of mental slavery? I had to done away wid dah boh, these people and their stupidity was taking a toll on my health. ”Weh yuh doan guh long back from wheh you come frum” was some of the crap they said to me. So, I said to myself, they can kiss my RH…I’m feeling much better now.

    • Jennifer March 10, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      lol. Whitehill, thx bro. If only you understood the depth of the hole hun.


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