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Great Success for fillies sold by OBS at the Kentucky Oaks

The Kentucky Oaks 2010 winner, Blind Luck won the La Troienne Stakes at Churchill an hour or two before Plum Pretty won The Kentucky Oaks for 2011.

Pictured Pretty Plum

Peachtree Stable’s Plum Pretty proved her 25 length win last time out in the Sunland Park Oaks was no fluke, taking the lead turning for home in the $1,000,000 Kentucky Oaks (G1), opening up daylight and holding on to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $130,000 by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, at the 2010 OBS March Sale. She’s now 5-3-0-2 with earnings of $761,200.

Last year’s Kentucky Oaks winner, Mark Dedomenico LLC, John Carver, Peter Abruzzo & Jerry Hollendorfer’s champion Blind Luck, returned to Churchill Downs last Friday, and after stumbling at the start, stormed from last to first to win the $333,900 La Troienne Stakes (G2) by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate All Due Respect (March ’09, August ’08, October ’07) checked in third. It’s the first win of the year for the 4-year-old daughter of Pollard’s Vision, consigned to the 2009 OBS April Sale by Omega Farm, Agent. The 2010 champion 3-year-old filly is now 19-10-7-2 and has earned $2,679,520.

Pictured Blind Luck

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Zoom to battle ‘Bounce’


Former Gold Cup winner Zoom will be looking to get back to winning ways. (FP) | By Lindon Yarde | Fri, May 13, 2011

Life in the fast lane returns to the Garrison Savannah tomorrow when the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) stages the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Raceday.

The nine-race card, which is set to begin at 1:15 p.m., leads off the BTC’s second racing season.

Although the imported three-year-olds will take centre stage, there are some other very interesting races carded.

The top-rated horses always create a stir and this year’s Lost In The Fog Trophy handicap for three-year-olds and older rated 115-140 and open to horses rated 114 and below over 1 100 metres promises to be no exception.

The Gay Smith-owned Zoom, winner of this year’s Gold Cup, is down to carry the top weight of 133 pounds.

Zoom has recorded two wins and two seconds from his last four runs at distances ranging from 1 570 to 2 000 metres. In his last effort at this trip he just failed to catch Janaki in the Zouk handicap for horses rated 0-105. He will be putting in his best work at the end.

Bouncebak carries 128 pounds and the sublime form of three consecutive victories. Like Zoom, her wins were from distances of 1 570 to 2 000 metres.

Based on weight and form she must have an excellent chance.

The other two entered in this nine-horse field with a shot at winning are Who’s To Say and Purr Class.

The Aysha Syndicate-owned Who’s To Say is handicapped at 121.

He has beaten the top-rated sprinters this year, winning the Green Man handicap over 1 100 metres.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned filly Purr Class with 120 pounds could show the importance of younger legs.

In the Silver Charm Trophy handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 78-100 and also open to horses rated 77 and below over 1 570 metres, the Sir David Seale-owned Reward Me takes 130 pounds.

Unplaced in the Gold Cup, the Stephen Bynoe-trained colt should find this field much to his liking despite the heavy impost.

The Christopher Gibbs-owned Ring Time has been very consistent handicapped at 127 pounds he’s expected to give another good account here.

Indanger, owned by Messrs Daniel and Martin Raizman, is handicapped at 124 pounds and will be making a much anticipated return to the track after battling injury. He was the top leading two- and three-year-old before his setback. He will need some time, but his progress should be closely monitored.

Another event race fans will want to pay close attention to is the Ginger Punch Trophy handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 58-80 and open to horses rated 57 and below over 1 570 metres.

Former Gold Cup winner Pure Temptation, owned by Lord Michael Taylor, is handicapped at 130 pounds.

He is long overdue a trip to the winner’s enclosure. Now at his lowest rating of 77, he will want to prove his true ability exceeds his current form.

His main opposition could come from the Lady Williams-owned Grace Chapel handicapped at 123 pounds; she also has Gold Cup experience and has shown modest form.

The Aysha Syndicate-owned Who’s Staying takes 119 pounds and has shown top form recently with back-to-back wins. He will find, however, that this field is filled with tougher and more seasonal competitors.

Of very significant interest is the entry of the Sir Charles Williams-owned three-year-old Kendal Moon. She is handicapped at 116 pounds and considered a top contender for this year’s classics, and it will be interesting to see how she fares in this company.

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Barbados Family Fun Day at Windsor Race Course 2nd May 2011

Barbados Family Fun Day at Windsor Race Course 2nd May 2011

Apparently Joe Cole was here on Monday, I say apparently as with 10,993 people enjoying a fantastic Family Fun Day that is difficult to prove!

The stars of the Barbados Family Fun Day were definitely Jalon Samuel and Sir Michael Stoute. Jalon travelled from Barbados for his ride on Sir Michael’s horse “Adone” in the 4.25 courtesy of the days partners “The Barbados Tourism Authority”; he arrived on Saturday and stayed in the Macdonald Hotel in Windsor. Jalon is the champion jockey in Barbados and it certainly showed as he steered “Adone” round the tight bend as if he had been riding here all his life, unfortunately there was no fairytale and his mount finished a very creditable 5th.

In the first race there was high drama when Tim Clark was injured as he left the stalls but he still managed to finish 6th aboard “Rich & Reckless”. The race was an apprentice race and Tim’s first ride under rules in the UK. On getting off he was rushed to the medical room and subsequently The Berkshire Air Ambulance landed in the centre of the course to rush him to The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Thankfully Tim is ok and looking forward to his next ride as he cannot remember his first! All I can say is “how tough are these jockeys!”

Peppa Pig and George delighted so many of the children and were mobbed wherever they went, it’s amazing just how popular these characters are and they really added to the family feel. One of the highlights for me was the Paddock Lawn. I have never seen it so busy and never seen so many people tucking into the wonderful foods provided by the Barbados Tourism Authority – a real treat for all.

All of the team at Royal Windsor Racecourse worked so very hard on Monday and our thanks go out to all those racegoers that attended. It was really a fantastic day and to see so many people enjoying the sun and racing was a wonderful sight.

We next race on Monday 9th May, Royal Windsor Racecourse Hospitality is still available and the first race is at 5.40pm – come racing!

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Slip Stream takes first race in the Triple Crown


Barbados Advocate 4/17/2011

Under a perfect front-running ride by Chris Husbands, the Sir. Charles Williams & Lady Williams owned three-year-old bay filly Slip Stream, bred by Sir Charles, won the 61st Barbados Guineas, for West Indian bred three-year-olds, going 1 570 metres.

The race was the feature on the Barbados Turf Club’s eight race card yesterday at the Garrison Savannah, and carried a winning purse of $38 986.

When starter Mark Batson sent the horses on their way Husbands broke Slip Stream, who is by Federico out of Valdance Creek, smartly from the 1 570 metre gate, and by the time they were passing the stands, the Andrew Nunes trained filly had opened a three-length lead on Vitality, who was following in second.

As they came out of the paddock bend Husbands put another three lengths on Vitality and Istanbul, who were tracking in second and third, leaving him with a seven- to eight-length lead approaching the hill with three furlongs to go. At this stage Husbands then gave the filly a breather, as the remainder of the field were then forced to run over the hill in an effort to catch her, but to no avail, as she again quickened with two furlongs to go and ran out a comfortable winner.

Husbands told the Barbados Advocate that when the filly reached the three furlong marker he was confident of winning, as she was relaxed, and just cruising. He said he was very grateful to Sir Charles and Lady Williams for giving him the ride, and had high praise for the trainer Nunes, who he said did a terrific job of bringing the filly absolutely tuned for the race.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned Island Memories, with Jason Leacock in the saddle came from a long way back to be second, while third was Sweet Bottom Suzy, owned by John Chandler. Istanbul who is also owned by Lord Michael Taylor was fourth. These three are trained by Andy Ward.

The supporting feature, the Coo Bird Handicap, for three-year-olds and older rated 140 and below, going 1 570 metres was won by the Lord Michael Taylor-owned seven-year-old bay mare, Bouncebak, trained by Andy Ward, and ridden by Jalon Samuel.
The Aysha Syndicate-owned Who’s To Say, trained by Naz Issa, with Jason Leacock in the saddle made most of the running, with Bouncebak tracking.

On reaching the two furlong pole Samuel picked up the race and went on to win in a tight finish from the Christopher Gibbs-owned, Ring Time, trained by Boston John and ridden by Jonathan Grant with the weight old 108 pounds. Third was Purr Class.

Jockeys Jalon Samuel, and Ricky Walcott shared the honours with two wins each, while trainer Andy Ward was the only trainer to saddle two winners.

Racing continues on Saturday May 14.

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Istanbul the favourite horse | By Lindon Yarde | Sat, April 16, 2011 – 12:01 AM


These horses pound the sand track during exercise at the Garrison Savannah. (FP)


All systems are set.The horses are fighting fit and in fantastic form; all looking to capture the 61st Barbados Guineas. 

The first jewel the Barbados Triple Crown, an event for West Indian-bred three-year-olds over 1 570 metres at allotted weights, is the premier race today at the Garrison Savannah. 

Twelve of the finest three-year-olds in training will vie for honours in Race 7 on this eight-race card. 

Despite the encouraging and sublime form of all entered it certainly has the makings of atwo-horse affair, at least on paper. 

The incredible colt owned by Lord Michael Taylor – Istanbul – looks set to eyeball Sir Charles Williams’ feisty filly Kendal Moon for the top prize. 

Istanbul, with the most decorative resume of six wins from ten starts, has defeated the leading contenders here and once again looks invincible. 

Noticeably he touched off Kendal Moon by a neck when they met in the Guardian General Insurance Breeders’ Stakes and Trophy over today’s trip. Another win here will confirm it was no fluke.

Kendal Moon tasted defeat at the hands of Istanbul but it was an extremely gallant effort that could have gone either way with a little more luck. 

Going here she is lightly raced and has fresh legs. Additionally, Kendal Moon’s first-call rider Trotman has elected to stay with her. 

Lord Michael Taylor and trainer Anderson Ward have four other entrants, to complete a record five-pronged attack in this classic. 

Reprise will lead the back-up contingent after her maiden victory in the Diamond International Mont Blanc Doue condition race over 1 570. She was then beaten into third place behind   Istanbul and Kendal Moon. It will take something very special for her to reverse positions.

On form, Vitality and stablemate Island Memories look evenly matched especially since Vitality turned the tables on Island Memories when they last met in the Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Breeders’ Stakes and Trophy, also at today’s trip.

These two could battle once again for the minor positions. The final entrant for Blue Diamonds Stables – Must Be The Money – could find himself out front doing rabbit work as his form is the least enticing.

Sir Charles’ second runner, the fleet-footed Slip Stream, is expected to make it hot up front. A repeat of her last race day performance will not come as a surprise all things being equal.

In that race the Realtors Limited Trophy condition race over 1 100 metres, she sped from the gates but ran out of steam in the homestretch. Slip Stream, very much like Must Be The Money, could wind up doing job work. 

The field is complemented by Jack Is Back, Verizon, Wingman, Ocean Pride and Sweet Bottom Suzy – all worthy opponents despite venturing into the lion’s den. 

My Picks:
Race 1: Atomic Bomb; Race 2: Uncle Jerry; Race 3: Byhookorbycreek; Race 4: Whatadeal; Race 5: Charge It; Race 6: Unreal; Race 7: Kendal Moon; Race 8: Slammin N Jammin.

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Very competitive field for Barbados Guineas

The Barbados Advocate | April 16, 2011

Race seven is the feature race on the Barbados Turf Club’s 8th day of racing at the Garrison Savannah today. It is the 61st running of the Barbados Guineas, which is for West Indian bred 3-year-olds, going 1570 metres.

This year’s race is unique, as seven of the horses in the 12 horse field have been bred by Sir Charles Williams, of which Kendal Moon is owned by him, while Slip Stream is owned by him and his wife Lady Williams. Both are very exciting fillies that are expected to be in the mix up at the end.

Four of the others Istanbul, Reprise, Island Memories and Vitality were purchased by Lord Michael Taylor from Sir Charles Williams, and are in the capable hands of trainer Andy Ward. All four have been performing extremely well, and are already closing in on $300 000 in earnings.

Lord Michael Taylor and trainer Andy Ward also have Must Be In The Money in the race, and all five are capable of giving a good account of themselves. At the end it could be Instanbul, Reprise, Kendal Moon, Vitality and Island Memories fighting out the finish.

The supporting feature is race five, the Coo Bird Handicap for 3-year-olds and older rated 140 and below, going 1570 metres. The ones to follow could be Bouncebak, Charge It and Ring Time.
Post time for the first race is 1.30pm, and the ones to follow could be Atomic Bomb, Randy Andy and Midnight Express.

In race two, Who’s Staying, Tornade, Up The Ante and King Of The Jungle could be the ones to follow.
The filly Daga, is coming off of three straight wins, and should be the one to beat in race three, while good runs are expected from Byhookorbycreek, and Royal Spirit.

The ones to follow in race four could be, The Milk Maid, Whatadeal, and Victoria Belle.

In race six, Millennium Mile could be the one to beat. However, Why Not Dance, Storm Warning and Unreal are dangers.

The final event is very competitive, which means that there should be a good superfecta payout. The one to beat could be Nomoreginrog, while Fredrica, Zaltarr and Sweet Enough could make up the superfecta combination.

Final Program For Day 8 – Saturday, April 16, 2011
The 61st Barbados Guineas Raceday Featuring The Barbados Guineas (GR.1R. – BAR) (The 1st Jewel Of The Barbados Triple Crown)

Race 1 [1:30 p.m.] Purse: $12 000 1800m (Turf)
The Watercress (Handicap) West Indian Bred 4-Year-Old And Older Maidens
1. Poor Paul 108 A. Clarke Jr
2. Atomic Bomb 127 A. Bishop
3. B-O 112 A. Perch (7)
4. Midnight Express 108 J. Grant
5. Sylvia Helen SCRATCHED
6. Randy Andy 115 A. Trotman
7. Glistening SCRATCHED
8. Wild Dani 117 J. Croney (7)

Race 2 [2:00pm] Purse: $12 000 1800m (Turf)
The Viking (Handicap) 4-Year-Olds And Older Rated 48 – 70 (Also Open To 4-Year-Old And Older Horses Rated 47 And Below)
1. Local Speed 120 K. John
2. Gone Prospecting 111 J. Grant
3. Proud Bajan (USA) 116 A. Trotman
4. Bloumberg (USA) 116 C. Husbands
5. Zergar 123 K. Cumberbatch (7)
6. King Of The Jungle 123 A. Bishop (3)
7. Up The Ante 119 V. Charles
8. Tornade (BT) 126 J. Samuel
9. Missed Storm (USA) 115 Affrie Ward (7)
10. Who’s Staying (USA) 122 R. Walcott
11. Victor Ludorum 114 A. Perch (7)
12. Uncle Jerry 120 R. Latchman (5)

Race 3 [2:30 p.m.] Purse: $12 000 1570m (Turf)
The Pepperpot (Handicap) 3-Year-Olds
1. Northern Sheriff (USA)120 J. Leacock
2. Nile Queen 114 A. Trotman
3. Greeley Gone West (USA)114 C. Husbands
4. Tiny Tot 112 A. Perch
5. Royal Spirit (USA) 126 P. Leacock
6. Daga (USA) 130 A. Ward
7. Little Man Arran (USA) 115 K. John
8. Nomoreginrog (USA) SCRATCHED
9. Byhookorbycreek (USA) 121 R. Latchman (7)
10. Jusanotheropinion (USA) 115 R. Walcott
11. Aysha’s Time (USA) 108 J. Grant

Race 4 [3:05 p.m.] Purse: $12 000 1570m (Turf)
The Best Wishes (Handicap) West Indian Bred 3-Year-Old Maidens
1. Dancing Days 120 J. Leacock
2. Wynterose (Res 5)108
3. Volcanic 117 A. Bishop (3)
4. The Milk Maid 116 J. Grant
5. Rossi (Res 2) 108
6. Angelic Peace (Res 1) 112
7. Dunwiddat SCRATCHED
8. Danica 113 K. Downes (7)
9. Takemehomedaddee 123 R. Latchman (5)
10. Ifnottodaytomorrow 112 Affrie Ward (7)
11. Kibu 118 A. Perch (7)
12. Re-Re 115 R. Cumberbatch
13. Indian Soul 121 K. John
14. Jamaica Quill SCRATCHED
15. Big Brother (Res 4) 108
16. Whatadeal 122 J. Samuel
17. Victoria Belle 116 Rickey Walcott
18. Captain Apache 125 C. Husbands
19. Born To Win (Res 3) 108

Race 5 [3:35 p.m.] Purse: $15 000 1570m (Turf)
The Coo Bird (Handicap) 3-Year-Olds And Older Rated 118 – 140 (Also Open To 3-Year-Old And Older Horses Rated 117 And Below)
1. Charge It (USA) 130 Rickey Walcott
2. Who’s To Say (USA) 130 J. Leacock
3. Bouncebak 130 J. Samuel
4. Kingdora 122 C. Husbands
5. Rocamadour (USA) SCRATCHED
6. Mingun Temple (USA) SCRATCHED
7. Ring Time (USA) 108 J. Grant
8. Grace Chapel (USA) 106 A. Clarke Jr (7)
9. Purr Class (USA) 118 R. Latchman (5)
10. Apostle SCRATCHED

Race 6 [4:05 p.m.] Purse: $12 000 1100m (Turf)
The Watersmeet (Handicap) 4-Year-Olds And Older Rated 15 – 40 (Also Open To 4-Year-Old And Older Horses Rated 14 And Below)
1. Whataline 125 K. John
3. Millennium Mile 124 J. Samuel
4. Noble Inheritance 132 P. Leacock
5. Why Not Dance (USA) 129 R. Walcott
6. Midnight Express SCRATCHED
7. Cool Asa Breeze (USA) 126 F. Drakes-Small (7)
8. Voice Mail 124 D. Bynoe (7)
9. Inherit The Wind (USA) (Res 5)
10. Who’s Calling 124 A. Bishop (3)
11. Ting A Merry Slew 124 A. Perch (7)
12. Russian Roulette 125 Affrie Ward (7)
13. Family Affair (Res 1)
14. Unreal 125 K. Downes (7)
15. Storm Warning 126 R. Latchman (5)
16. Tears Of The Sun (Res 6)
17. Poor Paul (Res 2)
18. Inforthefun (USA) (T)129 V. Charles
19. Supercharge (Res 4)

Race 7 [4:40 p.m.] Purse: $40 000 1570m (Turf)
Plus Subscriptions Totaling $29,800.00 No Apprentice Allowance The 61st Barbados Guineas (Gr.1r. – Bar)
West Indian Bred 3-Year-Olds (Allotted Weight)
1. Volcanic (Res 2)
2. Istanbul 126 P. Leacock
3. Kendal Moon 121 A. Trotman
4. Reprise 121 J. Samuel
5. Captain Apache (Res 3)
6. Island Memories 126 J. Leacock
7. Must Be The Money 126 V. Charles
8. Foxy Baba (Res 1)
9. Jack Is Back 126 Affrie Ward
10. Verizon 126 A. Bishop
11. Vitality 126 Ricky Walcott
12. Slip Stream 121 C. Husbands
13. Sweet Bottom Suzy 121 R. Latchman
14. Wingman 126 R. A. Cumberbatch
15. Ocean Pride 126 K. John

Race 8 [5:15 p.m.] Purse: $12 000 1100m (Turf)
The Ginger Lily (Handicap) 3-Year-Olds And Older Rated 60 – 85 (Also Open To 3-Year-Old And Older Horses Rated 59 And Below)
1. Zaltarr 119 A. Bishop (3)
2. Run Alke Run (USA) 112 R. Latchman (5)
3. Slammin N’ Jammin (USA) 121 K. John
4. Sweet Enough 123 C. Husbands
5. No Spin Zone SCRATCHED
6. Fedrica 121 Affrie Ward (7)
7. Spellbound 117 V. Charles
8. Nomoreginrog (USA) 124 A. Trotman
9. Golden Moment 117 Rickey Walcott
10. Pure Temptation (USA) 128 J. Samuel
11. Lamara 110 J. Grant
12. Most Wanted (Res 2)
13. Outeniqua 122 J. Leacock
14. Vandross 126 A. Perch (7)
15. Greeley Gone West (USA) SCRATCHED
16. Fuh Real (Res 1)
17. Ring Time (USA) SCRATCHED
18. Victor Ludorum SCRATCHED

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Lord Michael Taylor trio romp home in Michael Parravicino Memorial Stakes

Lord Michael Taylor trio romp home in Michael Parravicino Memorial Stakes

The Barbados Advocate | April 3, 2011

The Lord Michael Taylor trio of Istanbul, Vitality and Island Memories, yesterday afternoon romped home first, second and third, in the Barbados Turf Club’s feature race, at the Garrison Savannah, the Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Breeders’ Stakes & Trophy, for Barbados bred three-year-olds, going 1570 metres.

The three, all trained by Andy Ward, were most impressive, and he has to be complimented for bringing these three young colts bred by Sir Charles Williams, to be the leading three-year-olds to date.

From the time starter Mark Batson sent the nine horse field on their way, jockey Jalon Samuel put Vitality to the front, and he was followed by Istanbul with Kyle Carter. These two were followed for most of the way by Cinnamon Jane, owned by Jane’s Girls, with Anderson Trotman in the saddle, while just behind was Island Memories.

Vitality continued in the lead until reaching two furlongs out when he was pressed by Istanbul for the lead, as the Andrew Nunes trained Cinnamon Jane was giving way to Island Memories who was moving into third.
Turning for home Istanbul took up the running and ran out an easy winner, while Vitality who set the early fractions held on for second, with Island Memories third, and Cinnamon Jane fourth.

The supporting feature the Realtors Limited Trophy (Condition Race) for imported (non-West-Indian-bred) three-year-old maidens and West Indian bred three-year-old winners, sprinting 1100 metres, lived up to its exceptions, as the Sir Charles Williams and Lady Williams-owned, speedy filly Slip Stream, trained by Andrew Nunes, and ridden by Anderson Trotman, opened a three-length lead by the time they had reached the three furlong pole, and with two furlongs to go she had opened a six length lead, and looked like she was cruising to victory.

However, Kyle Carter on the Jonathan Simpson trained Graeme Hill, owned by Bill & Hayley Blevin had other ideas, and was able to catch the filly, who was shortening badly in the last furlong on the wire to win. Slip Stream held on for second. Third was Greeley Gone West, owned by Luther Miller 111 JP, and Suzanne Miller, ridden by Jalon Samuel, and trained by Victor Cheeseman, while Intact, finishing fourth.

The Condominiums At Palm Beach Trophy (Handicap), for three-year-olds and older rated 140 and below, going 1100 metres, produced an outstanding finish, when the Melrose Racing and Clifton Racing owned Rocamadour, trained by Jonathan Simpson, and beautifully ridden by Kenny John ran a corker to win. This five-year-old bay horse, who undoubtedly is a classy type, unfortunately had to withdraw from the Sandy Lane Gold Cup this year, but turned up yesterday after not running since December 2010, and passed his rivals over the last 50 yards like they had stopped, and at a distance that should not be his best. He is sure to make it very interesting when the top class meet over the longer trips. Finishing second was Super Star owned by Gay Smith, trained by Edward Walcott Jnr, with Antonio Bishop in the saddle. The Aysha Syndicate Who’s To Say trained by Naz Issa, and ridden by Reshawn Latchman was third, with Purr Class fourth.
Kyle Carter and Kenny John shared the jockey honours with two wins each.
The trainers honour for the day went to Jonathan Simpson, who saddled three winners.

Racing continues on Saturday, April 16.

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