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Giovedi wins feature Kendal Moon Trophy

Barbados Advocate by Charlie Heath | 4/15/2012

The Bill & Hayley Blevins owned four-year-old dark bay/brown colt Giovedi, ridden by Kenny John, won the feature Kendal Moon Trophy (Handicap) for three-year-olds and older yesterday at the Garrison Savannah.

It was a very enterprising ride by Kenny John, as he broke Giovedi smartly from the outside gate and settled the colt behind pace setter Captain Sully, ridden by Desmond Bryan.

As they reached the three furlong marker John put Giovedi ahead of Captain Sully, while the Sir David Seale-owned Dancin David, with Anderson Trotman in the irons, followed in third.

At the two furlong pole it was still Giovedi, Captain Sully and Dancing David in the lead, while the filly Daga, with Reshawn Latchman in the irons, could be seen making up ground on the leaders. However, there was no stopping Giovedi as he ran out an easy winner.

Daga got up to be second, while Dancin David finished third, with Captain Sully holding on for fourth.

No jockey on the day was able to land two winners. However, that was not the case with the trainers, as Victor Cheeseman dominated that category by saddling three winners on the eight-race card. He started by winning race four with rank outsider Dunwiddat, for owner Ian Corbin. Cheeseman then won race six with A.P. Vincero for owners Luther Miller III JP and Suzanne Miller, and finished the day by winning the final race on the card with Lune De Barachois for Lewin Godding.

Andy Ward was the only other trainer to saddle more than one winner, as he saddled two winners for owner Lord Michael Taylor.

Racing continues on Saturday, April 28. (CH)

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Champion Jockey will ride in BTC’s fourth racing day

Charlie Heath | Barbados Advocate | Fri, 10th February2012

RACE fans are in for a treat tomorrow at the Garrison Savannah, the fourth day of the Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season for 2012, as ace jockey Patrick Husbands BSS, will be in action on Rothereley Construction Inc. Raceday.

Husbands starts the day in race one, aboard Must Be The Money. In race two he rides Verden, and follows that up in race three, on the favoured, Run For Your Money.

He takes a break in race four, and returns to ride in race five, where he rides Dancin David, who will be having his first run in Barbados, and at the same time trying to get into the Gold Cup in March. Husbands has already won on this 5-year-old at Woodbine, Canada.

In race seven he picks up the ride on Preach To Me, who will be looking
to make it two straight wins.

With Anderson Trotman, Jalon Samuel, and the inform apprentices Antonio Whitehall, and Reshawn Latchman in action, along with Patrick Husbands, the Garrison looks like the place to be, as there is sure to be plenty action! (CH)

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Graeme Hill wins feature Coolmore ‘Home of Champions’ Stakes & Trophy

Kyle Carter pilots Graeme Hill (left) to victory in the Coolmore ‘Home of Champions’ Stakes & Trophy, for 3-year-olds and over, rated 140 and below.

Barbados Advocate | Charlie Heath | 1/29/2012

THE Bill and Hayley Blevin-owned four-year-old chestnut colt, Graeme Hill, upset them all in the feature Coolmore “Home of Champions” Stakes & Trophy, for 3-year-olds and over, rated 140 and below, going 1800 metres, yesterday at the Garrison Savannah, the third day of the Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season.

The Jonathan Simpson-trained colt was kept off the early pace set by Captain Sully, Little Man Arran, and Kingdora.

With five furlongs to go, Kyle Carter on Graeme Hill could see the whole field in front of him.

At the three-furlong marker, Little Man Arran and Giovedi, stable companions of Graeme Hill, moved to the lead.

With two furlongs to go, Graeme Hill was breathing down their necks, and as they straightened up he picked up the running to go on to an easy victory. Reshawn Latchman on Giovedi finished second, giving owners Bill and Hayley Blevin, and trainer Jonathan Simpson, a one-two finish.

Indanger, owned by Daniel & Martin Raizman, trained by Roger Parravicino, and ridden by Antonio Bishop, was third. Little Man Arran held on for fourth.

The supporting feature, the Diamonds International/Montblanc Challenge Sprint Trophy (Handicap), for 4-year-olds and over, rated 100 & below, sprinting 1100 metres, was won by the Boston John-trained Janaki, owned by the Estate of Yusuf Mongroo, and ridden by Kenny John.

John had Janaki on the pace from the start, along with Dessert Orchid, Vitality, and Dark Night.

Turning for home, John asked Janaki for an effort and he immediately responded by going on to win. The Lord Michael Taylor-owned Run Alke Run, trained by Andy Ward, with Kyle Carter in the irons, ran on strongly to finish second. Third was Run Alke Run’s stable companion, Istanbul, with Rico Walcott. Fourth was Greeley Gone West.
Reshawn Latchman and Kyle Carter both won two races on the day’s card.

No trainer saddled more than one winner on the day.

Racing continues on Saturday, February 11. (CH)

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Exciting racing expected in Diamonds International/Montblanc races tomorrow

Marketing Manager for Diamonds International, Simone Ward, presents the trophy for the Diamonds International/Montblanc Challenge Sprint Trophy to Director of the Barbados Turf Club, Luther Miller III.

The Barbados Advocate | PG | 1/27/2012

Exciting racing is expected tomorrow when the Coolmore “Home of Champions” and Diamonds International/ Montblanc Raceday comes off at the Garrison Savannah.

One of the races many fans will be coming to see will be the Diamonds International/ Montblanc Challenge Sprint Trophy. A full field of 12 horses will face the starter’s gun on Saturday and this race is a prep race for the Sandy Lane Spa Sprint. According to Simone Ward, Marketing Manager of Diamonds International, this race should be a very competitive one.

“The Sprint Challenge Trophy is going to be a particularly exciting race and I know that some of the horses that are being featured in the race are vying to be running in the Sandy Lane Spa Sprint,” said Ward.

Director of the Barbados Turf Club, Luther Miller III, echoed her sentiment and added that many of the horses entered for the Challenge Sprint are also entered for the Spa Sprint on Gold Cup day. He noted that as of yesterday 16 horses were entered and the second subscription is due today, and that number will either stay the same or increase.

“Obviously with just 12 slots for the race, four horses will have to come out. The selection process will be dependent on how the horses run this Saturday, and it will be interesting to see how they finish the Montblanc Sprint and that will determine who will get priority for the Spa Sprint,” said Miller.

Diamonds International is one of the major sponsors of horse racing in Barbados and the company, along with Montblanc, has also thrown its support behind two other races. The Diamonds International/Montblanc Villeret Condition Race going 1100m and the Diamonds International/Montblanc Twinfly going 1570m are open to three-year-old maidens only and are the first two races on the card. Most of the horses in these two races will be facing the starter for the first time, while there are some others who will be starting for only their second or third time.

“This is a good opportunity to bring horses on, and the fact they are running for a very good stake, supported by Diamonds International, will make that race that much more interesting,” said Miller.

Ward added: “It is going to be fun and we have been having great crowds. This is going to be the final one, so I want everyone to come out to this race day on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you and we do have some give-aways, so please come and you never know, you might win a Montblanc gift.”

There are eight races on the card for Saturday and post time for the first race is 1:30 p.m. (PG)

 

 

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TWO DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL/MONT BLANC FEATURE RACES ON MONDAY

Pictured “Show me the money winner Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, Dec 26th, 2011

Charlie Heath | Sunday 1st January, 2012 | Barbados Advocate

The Barbados Turf Club will be starting the first racing season of 2012, on Monday, January 2, with an eight race card that includes two feature races sponsored by Diamond International/ MontBlanc.

The first to be run is the Diamonds International/ MontBlanc Tribute (Condition Race) for West Indian bred 3-year-old Maidens (At time of entry), going 1570 metres.

This race has attracted 19 horses, of which three are scratched, leaving the race over subscribed at time of declaration by four.

What makes this race very interesting is the fact that most of the horses have not yet raced, and those that have showed little or no form,which means that the winner could come from one of those that have not yet raced, and punters could end up collecting some very good dividends.

Of those that have raced Finbar showed the most promise.

The second feature is the Diamonds International/ MontBlanc Meisterstuck (Handicap) for 3-year-olds & older rated 88-110 (At time of entry) (Also open to 3-year-old & older horses rated 87 and below) (At time of entry).

What a race this should be! Again this race is over subscribed, as 16 horse are declared to start, which means they are four reserves. The top weight of 130 pounds is allotted to Ring Time, while Purr Class takes 128, Charge It 125, and Kingdora 124 pounds. Also entered is the 2011 Derby winner Kendal Moon, who has the light weight of 109 pounds.

This is a superfecta betting race, and the lucky punters that can get the correct combination, could well find themselves collecting a very good dividend.  (CH)

Racing gets underway at 1.00 pm on the day.

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Zoom looking for repeat victory on Boxing Day

12/25/2011 | Charlie Heath | Barbados Advocate
The Gay Smith-owned Zoom, who won the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup earlier this year, is looking to repeat that performance on Boxing Day in the feature Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy for three-year-olds and over, going 1 570 metres. John Brian, Daga and Fusaichi Ridge could be dangers.

The Diamonds International/ Montblanc Challenge Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian Bred two-year-olds, going 1570 metres, looks like it could end in a very exciting finish.

Aston Martin, a winner over 1 100 metres, was beaten last time out over 1 570 metres by Dipitinmoney and Roars. However, if held up and brought with a run, he is very capable of
winning. His dangers could be Dipitinmoney, Roars and Something Happenin.

The supporting feature on the card is the Boxing Day International Trophy (Condition Race) for two-year-olds with preference given to non-West Indian bred, going 1 570 metres.

This could be a straight battle between Indian Officer and Discreetwon.

One of the features of the day is the battle for the 2011 Jockey Title. Anderson Trotman and Jalon Samuel, two of the best jockeys riding at the Garrison, are now locked on 31 wins each, with Trotman holding the edge with 25 seconds to Samuel’s 17.

Last year Samuel won the title and will be out to do the same this year, while Trotman will be doing his best to wrestle it for him. Post time for the first race is 12 p.m. (CH)

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SANDY LANE GOLD CUP WINNER LOOKING TO REPEAT IN THE VICTOR CHANDLER STAKES

Charlie Heath | Saturday 24th December, 2011 | Barbados Advocate

The Gay Smith owned Zoom, who won the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup earlier this year, is looking to repeat that performance on Boxing Day, in the feature Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, for 3-year-olds and over, going 1570 metres. John Brian, Daga, and Fusaichi Ridge could be dangers.

The Diamonds International/ Montblanc Challenge Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian Bred 2-year-olds, going 1570 metres, looks like it could end in a very exciting finish.

Aston Martin, a winner over 1100 metres, was beaten last time out over 1570 metres by Dipitinmoney, and Roars. However, if held up and brought with a run, he is very capable of winning. His dangers could be Dipitinmoney, Roars, and Something Happenin.

The supporting feature on the card is the Boxing Day International Trophy (Condition Race) for 2-year-olds with preference given to non-West Indian bred, going 1570 metres.

This could be a straight battle between, Indian Officer, Discreet Woman. One of the features of the day, is the battle for the 2011 Jockey Title. Anderson Trotman and Jalon Samuel, two of the best jockeys riding at the Garrison are now locked on 31 wins each, with Trotman holding the edge with 25 seconds to Samuel’s 17.

Last year Samuel won the title, and will be out to do the same this year, while Trotman will be doing his best to rustle it for him. (CH)

Post time for the first race is 12 Noon.

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DIAMONDS INT/MONTBLANC STAKES & TROPHY VERY COMPETITIVE

Charlie Heath | Friday 23rd December, 2011 | Barbados Advocate

The Diamonds International/Montblanc Challenge Stakes & Trophy for West Indian bred 2-year-olds, going 1570 metres, is one of the most competitive races on the Barbados Turf Club’s 10 race card on Boxing Day.

Ten of the best 2-year-olds in training are down to face starter Mark Batson. Dipitinmoney, is coming off of two straight wins, of which both are over 1570 metres, so she could start as the one favoured to win.

Rickoshey, is a good looker, and in only his second start last time out he won, and has to be considered.

Something Happenin, shocked all at the Garrison Savannah on 19 November, when she won first time out at odds of 58/1. She finished as though the 1570 metres should not trouble her.

Aston Martin, is a handsome colt, that is yet to win, finishing second to Dipitinmoney last time out. Should this fellow be held up, and given anything near a good ride, he could be very difficult to beat.

Secret Of Success is a winner, while Roars, Southern Lights, Divine Destiny, and Capere are all capable contenders. (CH)

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TEN RACE CARD FOR MONDAY, 26 DECEMBER

Charlie Heath | Thursday 22nd December, 2011 | Barbados Advocate

The Barbados Turf Club has a 10 race card scheduled for Monday, 26 December (Boxing Day), with three very lucrative feature races,including the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, and the Diamonds International/Montblanc Challenge Series Stakes & Trophy.

At a press conference held at the Incitatus Members Lounge, the Grandstand, Garrison on Tuesday, Barbados Turf Club (BTC) Director, Luther Miller 111 JP, thanked Diamonds International/ Mont Blanc for their continued sponsorship of their series of races.

The BTC Director, also took the opportunity to thank Mr & Mrs Michael Tabour for their continued and generous contribution of $50,000 and a Trophy to the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy.

The first of the three feature races to be run, is the Boxing Day International Trophy (Condition Race) for 2-year-olds, going1570 meters,carrying a purse of $30,000.

This race has attracted seven United States bred horses. Indian Officer is allotted the top weight of 123 pounds, while A.P. Vincero, Intrepid Dancer and Discreetwon take 116.

This is followed by the Diamonds/International/Montblanc Challenge Series Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian Bred 2-year-olds, going 1570 metres, carrying a purse of $40,000.

A full gate of 12 horses are entered here, including, Something Happenin, Roars, Rickoshey, Dipitinmoney, and Aston Martin. Colts & Geldings take 123 pounds and Fillies 118.

The final feature on the day is the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, for 3-year-olds and over, going 1570 metres, with a purse of $50,000.  This one is over subscribed, as 13 horses have taken entry, which means there is one reserve, which is the creole Istanbul.

Seven horses will take the top weight of 128 pounds, and they are Zoom, Bipin, Show Me The Money, Bird Watch, John Brian, Mingun Temple, and Charge It. (CH)

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