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Victory for Vincero

Anderson Trotman and A.P. Vincero taking Race 6 from Jalon Samuel and Shared Adventure. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

nationnews.com | By Lindon Yarde | Sun, February 12, 2012

A.P. Vincero, confidently ridden by jockey Anderson Trotman, won yesterday’s feature race at the Garrison Savannah for owners Luther G. Miller III and wife Suzan Miller.

On the Rotherley Construction Inc.-sponsored race card, the Victor Cheeseman-trained colt turned back the two favourites, Shared Adventure with Jalon Samuel up and Indian Officer with Reshaun Latchman, who finished in that order.

A.P. Vincero, who was winning for the first time, joined the early leader Shared Adventure at the two-furlong marker to contest the lead.

Entering the home turn, A.P. Vincero, the recipient of seven pounds, won the battle easily. Late Bid under Jonathon Grant took fourth position.

Before another good crowd, several horses nominated for the three big races next race day held centre stage, and in the good conditions, Blue Diamond Stables made the most of the last chance to get their charges ready.

Owner Lord Michael Taylor and champion trainer Anderson Ward were the toast of the Savannah with three victories, including two one-two finishes in the supporting features.

Island Memories, brilliantly ridden by Reshaun Latchman and Captain Sully, ridden by Jalon Samuel, were the first two home in the Rotherley Holdings Inc. Challenge Trophy Handicap for four-year-old and older horses rated 88-110 and also open to horses rated 87 and below over 1 800 metres.

After battling early with Captain Sully, the much talked about Dancin David finished out of the money, as Dance The Distance under Antonio Whitehall and Silk N Satin ridden by Antonio Bishop ran past him to collect the third and fourth spots.

Gold Cup selectee Dancin David set the early pace but came under severe pressure at the three-furlong marker before packing it in. Island Memories, who came from one before last, stopped the clocked in a laboured 1:54.3.

Two races later in the speed fest, the white with royal blue diamond colours with royal blue sleeves and scarlet cap proved invincible again, with Vitality under Kyle Carter and Run Alke Run partnered by Chris Husbands.

The pair finished one-two in Race 7 – the Rotherley Construction Inc. Sprint Trophy Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 115-140 and also open to horses rated 114 and below over 1 100 metres.

Run Alke Run stormed to the lead from Vitality, Istanbul, Greeley Gone West, Erados and Janaki. The order remained unchanged as the speedsters put their feet to the ground, making it difficult for would-be closers.

Run Alke Run brought the field into the homestretch looking all over a winner. However, Carter produced Vitality on the outside and with nerves of steel, guided the son of Zwick out of Vital Statistix home without breaking a sweat.

The Blue Diamond Stable’s other winner was Must Be The Money, smartly ridden by Patrick Husbands in the opening event the Vuemont Trophy Handicap for four-year-old and older horses rated 53-75 and also open to horses rated 52 and below over 1 800 metres.

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Trotman’s jockey of the year

Anderson Trotman pushing Lady Quill to one of her victories last year. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

By Lindon Yarde | Wed, January 04, 2012 | nationnews.com

The 2011 Jockeys’ Championship appeared poised for a great finish going into the final day, with runaway leaders Jalon Samuel and Anderson Trotman locked on 31 wins each.

The equation heavily favoured the challenger Trotman, who had more second-place finishes.

At the conclusion of Race 10, both riders were winless on the card which meant that Trotman had secured another riding title.

Their performance on the day epitomized the sub-standard third season they had as they mustered in three victories from 53 rides between them.

This title gave Trotman an unprecedented sixth riding title in Barbados. He had won titles back in 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005 and 2007.

His partnership with owner Sir Charles Williams and trainer Andrew Nunes has once more proven very profitable.

The hard graft he put in rewarded him with yearly figures of 31-25-21-14 from 146 rides and earnings of $556 392 and a win percentage of 21.

Trotman found the going rough in the third season when the trainers had plenty options.

He was at his best during the first two seasons and that was enough to seal the deal for him.

His main players were the three-year-old filly Kendal Moon who landed the Midsummer Creole Classic over 1 800 metres, the United Insurance Barbados Derby over 2 000 metres and Apostle, which won the Val Gale Cup for the top-rated horses (118-140) over 1 800 metres.

He also won four races on the imported three-year-old Nomoreginrog.

Third season returns: Position: Unplaced with 1-8-6-2 from 29 rides all earning $97 195.

Last year’s champion Samuel was denied a repeat success as he failed to break the deadlock with Trotman.

The 22 percentage winning rider had yearly statistics of 31-18-18-24 from 142 mounts and earnings of $509 786.

Samuel’s major success was winning the Cool More Home Of Champions Stakes & Trophy and the Tanglewood Stakes & Trophy over 1 800 and 2 000 metres respectively with Bouncebak.

He endured his worst season ever during the just concluded third season.

Third season returns: Position: Unplaced with 2-3-2-6 from 24 mounts all earning $39 150.

Antonio Bishop rocketed himself into the third position in the overall standings. His winning percentage of 16 coupled with consistent performances ensured he would lose his apprenticeship on the last day of the third season.

From 107 mounts, his statistics were 17-15-12-14 with earnings of $397 803.

Apart from gleefully accepting the Sandy Lane Gold Cup victory his main accomplishment would have been him be crowned champion apprentice for 2011.

His victory aboard Zoom in the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Breeders’ Classic over 1 800 metres would also be a standout.

Third season returns: Position: Third with 5-2-3-4 from 22 mounts earnings of $89 387.

Reshaun Latchman, after a late start to the year, displayed much improved skills and was richly rewarded with fourth place finish in the overall championship.

He was one of two riders to distinguish themselves in the third season, the other being Paul Eddery.

The 18 percentage winning rider accumulated year figures of 13-11-13-4 from 72 mounts which earned $221 594.

Latchman landed two triple victories during the third season. On Day 3, he scored with Indian Officer, Jusanotheropinion and Desert Orchid and wrapped up the year with his second treble aboard Indian Officer, Aston Martin and Giovedi.

Third season returns: Position: Second with 6-6-4-5 from 30 mounts and earnings of $128 058.

Surprise! surprise! The third racing season crowned a new and different season champion in Irish-born Paul Eddery, who won his first season title in Barbados.

Riding predominantly for Blue Diamond Stable, the veteran took the third season honours with seven wins, three seconds, one third and three fourth-place finishes from 33 mounts which have all combined to earn $88 075.

Eddery started the year in late April but despite the incredible season he failed to break into the top four of the year.

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Aston Martin one to watch

Aston Martin one to watch

Anderson Trotman (front) piloting Lady Quill to victory from Captain Apache and Areuserious during the last racing season. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

www.nationnews.com | By Lindon Yarde | Fri, November 04, 2011 – 12:03 AM

After an eight-week break life in the fast lane returns to the Garrison Savannah, tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. with an action-packed eight-race card on the first day of the third season.

Ninety-four horses have been entered for the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association’s race day, staged by the Barbados Turf Club.

The Elliott Williams Memorial Breeders’ Stakes and Trophy (GR.1RB,-BAR) for Barbadian-bred two-year-olds over 1 100 metres promises to be a scorcher.

With over $59 000 in prize money, all the leading juveniles have been entered in the event where colts take 126 and the fillies carry 121 pounds.

Heading this star-studded field is the awesome looking colt Aston Martin. Other winners include Chimichurri, 126 pounds and Verkauf and Capere, both with 121 pounds.

The Mark Armstrong-owned Aston Martin was an enterprising second in his first outing behind the filly Verkauf, but impressively turned the tables by taking the Kathleen Taylor Memorial Condition race over 1 100 metres with plenty left in the tank. On that effort it appears difficult to look elsewhere for a winner.

The connections of Chimichurri, owner Sir Charles Williams and trainer Andrew Nunes must feel they have a good chance of reversing the tables on last time conqueror Aston Martin. They now meet at level weights compared to the 12 pounds Chimichurri had spotted the colt.

Lord Michael Taylor-owned Verkauf enjoyed the pleasure of beating Aston Martin first time they met in the R.L. Seale & Company Limited Trophy Allotted Weights race over 1 100 metres.

The return encounter proved to be nothing more than an exercise gallop around the Savannah for Aston Martin. Verkauf has shown lots of promise and should still be around at the finish.

Capere, after winning the Kabul Allotted Weights race over 1 000 metres went under to Chimichurri in the Junior Kadooment Condition race also over 1 000 metres.

The top rated horses will clash in the Bushy Park Trophy Handicap for three-year-olds and older going 1 100 metres. Not only is this expected to be a quick affair but it will serve as a prep race for two horses nominated for the Caribbean Nations Racing Challenge race day in Trinidad and Tobago next month.

Those two are the Sir David Seale-owned John Brian and Blue Diamond Stables-owned Purr Class. John Brian, handicapped at 126 pounds, has struggled of late while Purr Class, who shoulders 130 pounds, is yet to run a bad race since her first run and could easily leave the track smoking.

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Hat-tricks order of the day

Reshawn Latchman pushing Aston Martin (9) home to win the feature race from Divine Destiny, Chimichurri and Verkauf. (Kenmore Bynoe)

Nationnnews.com | By LINDON YARDE | Sun, September 04, 2011

JOCKEY Reshawn Latchman stole the spotlight on an entertaining ninth Barbados Turf Club’s race day at the Garrison Savannah yesterday.

After jockey Jalon Samuel started in a blaze of glory, recording one of three hat-tricks by winning the first three races, Latchman rose to the occasion.

Enjoying easily the best day of his life in the saddle, Latchman showed some of the skills he honed while based at the Woodbine race course in Canada with three magnificent masterpieces.

It all began when he took the eighth running of the feature Kathleen Taylor Memorial Stakes and Trophy Condition Race for West Indian-bred two-year-olds over 1 100 metres aboard the Mark Armstrong-owned Aston Martin.

The Victor Cheeseman-trained colt was settled off the pace set by VerKauf, Rickoshey and Chimichurri. As the field approached the home turn with the leaders tiring, Latchman then asked his charge Aston Martin for more effort, which saw them cruise to the finish line a comfortable 1 ¼ lengths winner.

Divine Destiny, with Antonio Whitehall in the irons, came from far back to take second, with Chimichurri, ridden by Anderson Trotman, taking third while the early leader Verkauf faded to be fourth under Paul Eddery.

Latchman gave further glimpses of his immense talent with a masterful pole-to-pole win on the Melrose and Clifton Racing-owned bay horse Rocamadour. They made light work of the opposition, taking the supporting feature, the Jonathan “Jono” Jones Handicap for three-year-olds and older horses rated 115-140 and for horses rated 114 and below over 1 100 metres.

Once the son of Black Mambo-Willa left the gates, the issue was beyond doubt. Second was the consistent Purr Class under Eddery.

Stablemate Rush Cutter, partnered by Jason Leacock, was third and Dark Knight with Jonathan Grant astride was fourth.

Latchman closed out the afternoon proceedings with another gem of a ride, this time aboard Giovedi in the Blast Of Storm Handicap over 1 570 metres.

The Bill and Haley Blevin-owned colt put the icing on the cake for trainer Jonathan Simpson, who continues to hold his own taking training honours as he and jockey Latchman combined to record the afternoon’s second and third hat-tricks of the card.

Simpson had earlier combined in the first race with jockey Samuel aboard Whatadeal for owner Angela Simpson as the trio took the Aimee’s Creek Handicap for West Indian-bred three-year-old non-winners of two races in their career over 1 000 metres.

Samuel then took the second race, producing Attie Joseph III and Saffie Joseph Jnr-owned Uncle Jerry with a well orchestrated ride to win the Overdraft Handicap over 1 800 metres.

Those wins were immediately followed by victory in the Not Bourbon Handicap over 1 800 metres astride Bustamante.

That race was a bittersweet moment for owner Sir Charles Williams and trainer Andrew Nunes as their chestnut gelding broke a leg after turning in his maiden victory.

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Bright Moon

www.nationnews.com | Sun, August 14, 2011

The sun was yet to set, but the moon came out in all its brilliance early at the Garrison Savannah yesterday.

Kendal Moon, that is.

And now, veteran horse owner Sir Charles Williams is basking in the glory of yet another United Insurance Derby victory.

Kendal Moon, brilliantly ridden by champion jockey Anderson Trotman, finished strong down the straight and just got up at the pole to beat Sail On, with Paul Leacock aboard, by a neck in one of the more exciting derbies in recent years.

Here, Kendal Moon being paraded in front of the Grandstand by Sir Charles (right) and Lady Williams after his impressive victory yesterday. (HW)

 

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WHEN THE CATS are away the mouse should play.

Antonio Bishop (right), on board Istanbul, will pilot Fernandina, while Anderson Trotman (left) will ride favourite Kendal Moon. (FP)

 By Lindon Yarde | nationnews.com | Sat, June 11, 2011

And with the top locally-bred filly Slip Stream staying indoors, stablemate Kendal Moon looks set to come out on top in the feature Barbados Fillies Guineas (Gr.1-Bar) at the Garrison Savannah today.

Kendal Moon will be out to make amends for her disappointing showing in the first jewel of this year’s Triple Crown – the Barbados Guineas.

The Sir Charles Williams-owned and Andrew Nunes-trained filly will meet nine others in what should be an extremely competitive 1 570-metre race for West Indian-bred three-year-old fillies, featuring easily one of the best fields assembled for a fillies Guineas in recent times.

With eight of the ten entered already winners, Kendal Moon will not have things her own way as no fewer than three have claims to the top prize.

She just failed to peg back the top two in her last effort – the Ginger Punch Trophy Handicap for horses rated 58-80 going under by less than a length.

Trainer Nunes will also be sending out the Jane’s Girl-owned Cinnamon Jane.

She has proven herself against the lesser quality three-year-olds having recently won the Roses In May Trophy Condition Race for non-winners of two or more races over 1 570 metres, but it would be surprising if she gets the job done.

The Lord Michael Taylor-owned Reprise, since her maiden victory in the III Diamonds International Mont Blanc Doue Condition Race Division (B) over 1 570 metres, has started three times but has not built on that winning effort.

While she has not been disgraced, there is scant margin for error as the Midsummer Classic and Derby looms.

The Fiona Kinch-owned Fernandina has raised the alarm after her wide margin of victory in the Registered Grooms Division (B) event over 1 570 metres.

Albeit that that event offered an ordinary maiden field, this 70-rated challenger will have some ground to find to be on par with the favourite at best.

Chandler-owned Sweet Bottom Suzy is one of three maidens entered. She has fared better than the entire field against the top three-year-olds, but has found the winner’s enclosure elusive, most recently suffering at the hands of jockeys’ arrangements.

Should her owner rectify this problem and book one of the few live riders, her maiden tag should be a thing of the past.

My Picks

Race 1: Northern Sheriff

Race 2: Graeme Hill

Race 3: Sweet Harmony

Race 4: Tantal Eyes

Race 5: Must Be The Money

Race 6: Family Affair

Race 7: Kendal Moon

Race 8: Fuh Real

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Istanbul the favourite horse

nationnew.com | 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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DAGA WINS ROTHERLEY CONSTRUCTION INC. STAKES & TROPHY FEATURE

by Charlie Heath | February 13, 2011

The Lord Michael Taylor owned, Andy Ward trained Daga was a convincing winner of the feature Rotherley Construction Inc. Stakes & Trophy (Condition Race) for Imported (Non-West Indian Bred) 3-year-olds, run over 1570 metres.

Daga was looking for her third straight win, and Jockey Jalon Samuel gave her every chance to prove herself put tucking her in on the rail just off the early pace set by Nomoreginrog, until turning for home when he brought her with a well timed sweeping run to go on to win with a bit in hand. Second was the Bill & Hayley Blevin owned Giovedi, trained by Jonathan Simpson, and ridden by Reshawn Latchman, while stablemate Graeme Hill finished third and Nomoreginrog held on for fourth.

They were two supporting feature races, the first being the Rotherley Construction Inc. BTBA Sales Graduates 3-year-old Colts & Geldings Stakes & Trophy, going 1100 metres. This was won by the Lord Michael Taylor owned Vitality, trained by Andy Ward. Jalon Samuel had the leg up on the handsome young dark bay colt, and made no mistake. He broke smartly from the gate, and from there it was just a matter of who would collect the minor parts of the purse. In the end it was stable companion Must Be In The Money with Kyle Carter in the irons that finished second. Dunwiddat was third and Whatadeal fourth. The win was also the third straight for Vitality.

The other supporting feature was the Rotherley Construction Inc. BTBA Sales Graduates 3-year-old Fillies Stakes & Trophy (Condition Race) for West Indian Bred 3-year-old Fillies, going 1100 metres. This was won by the Sir. Charles Williams & Lady Williams owned Slip Stream, trained by Andrew Nunes. This flying bay filly with Anderson Trotman in control flew out of the gates like a missile set on a target, which was the finishing line, and there was no defense to stop her, as the others just could not cope with her speed. She went on to win as she liked. The Christopher Gibbs owned Indian Soul trained by Boston John, and ridden by Kenny John was second. Sweet Bottom Suzy was third and Reprise fourth.

Sir Charles Williams certainly must be pleased with the dominant way in which Slip Stream put away her opponents, for he not only owns the filly with his wife Lady Williams, but he also bred the filly. Two other horses bred by Sir Charles won on the day. Vitality won the third race and Captain Sully won race five. Leading jockey Jalon Samuel continues to show his class, as he landed three winners, Vitality in race three, Captain Sully in race five and Daga in race seven. Anderson Trotman and Reshawn Latchman both won two races.

Leading trainer Anderson Ward extended his lead by saddling three winners, Vitality, Captain Sully and Daga, all owned by Lord Michael Taylor. Judging from the crowd yesterday, come March 5, the next race day, which is Sandy Lane Gold Cup Day, the Garrison is going to be packed.

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