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Slip Stream after double

www.nationnews.com | By Lindon Yarde | Sat, July 09, 2011

Imperious filly Slip Stream will look to add the second jewel of the Barbados Triple Crown – the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders Association Midsummer Creole Classic – to her impressive record.

This event for West Indian-bred three-year-olds over 1 800 metres at allotted weights is the main attraction today at the Garrison Savannah.

Slip Stream, with her record of six wins and two seconds from nine starts, scored a thrilling victory in the first leg of the Barbados Triple Crown series when she ran her opponents into the turf in the Barbados Guineas over 1 570 metres.

Having defeated most of the opponents entered today, she cannot expect to go unchallenged. However, her connections will be anticipating the same results – a win. She goes here fresh, fast and fighting fit.

Stablemate Kendal Moon, after a disappointing performance in the first leg of the Triple Crown, rebounded with a commanding victory in the Barbados Fillies Guineas.

Prior to that victory she placed third in the Ginger Punch Handicap for horses rated 58-80, both races over 1 570 metres. Based on those two efforts she is now seen as the major threat to Slip Stream and a turn of the table will come as no surprise.

The end results of the Barbados Guineas left the powerful Blue Diamonds Stable licking its wounds after its five entrants could only muster second and fourth place finishes.

Having returned to the drawing board, it is expected that trainer Anderson Ward will have the right ammunition for what appears tailor-made for a Kendal one-two finish, at least on form.

Istanbul looks to spearhead this attack once again, having won two Grade II events – the Guardian General Insurance Breeders’ Stakes And Trophy and the Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Breeders’ Stakes and Trophy, both at 1 570 metres.

Istanbul appeared leg weary in his fourth-placed finish in the Barbados Guineas. He has been refreshed and is expected to vie for his seventh victory, which will be no easy feat.

Trainer Ward’s back-up weapon has to be Island Memories. Although he has failed to win a graded race since turning three, he has been very consistent and always appears in need of the extra ground.

He is expected to find a place, if not causing an upset.

Must Be The Money made every yard in the Heaven Scent Condition race for non-winners of two races over 1 570 metres. On that performance, I expect him to go with some pace, but not be around for the finish. Vitality could be handed the same assignment with a similar fate.

Reprise, Victoria Belle and Sweet Bottom Suzy have all shown some ability but this assignment appears beyond them, while Angelic Peace, Fernandina and Volcanic all look well short

of the required standard.

My Picks:

Race 1: Divine Destiny

Race 2: No Spin Zone

Race 3: Vandross

Race 4: King Of Diamonds

Race 5: Spellbound

Race 6: Kendal Moon

Race 7: Golden Moment

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Zoom to battle ‘Bounce’


Former Gold Cup winner Zoom will be looking to get back to winning ways. (FP)

nationnews.com | 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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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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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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Michael Parravicino Memorial Stakes & Trophy today

The Barbados Advocate | April 2, 2011

THE Barbados Turf Club’s first racing season continues today at the Garrison Savannah, with the feature race being race seven, the Michael Parravicino Memorial Stakes & Trophy, for Barbados Bred 3-year-olds, going 1570 metres, and carrying a total purse of $62,776.

Both Vitality and Istanbul are coming off of three straight wins, and it would not be surprising if the two end up fighting out the finish. Island Memories and Cinnamon Jane, could be the dangers.

There are two supporting features, the first being race five, the Realtors Limited Trophy (Condition Race) for imported (non-West Indian bred) 3-year-old Maidens and West Indian bred 3-year-old winners.

Slip Stream, looks like an easy winner on paper, while good runs are expected from, Giovedi, and Graeme Hill.

The second supporting feature is race six, the Condominiums At Palm Peach Trophy Handicap, for 3-year-olds and older rated 115-140 (also open to 3-year-olds and older horses rated 114 and below), sprinting 1100 metres.

This is a very competitive race that could end in a blanket finish.

Peaceful Envoy, Preach To Me, Kingdora, and Spicey Tiger, could end up as the ones to follow.

In race one, Domineering, Tantal Eyes and Wynterose have to be considered.

Another very competitive race is the second on the card. Fedrica drawn one has a lot of speed, and could be the one to beat, while Run Alke Run, Bond Street, and Spellbound, are capable of good runs.

In race three, Lady Patrick is in good form and could be the one to beat, while Moonstone, Gin For Me and Who’s Calling could be the dangers.

Cassanova was a winner last time out and could repeat in race four.

Double Dagger, Midnight Express and Unreal could makeup the superfecta combination.

Captain Sully, Silk N’ Satin, Ring Time and Surinan could be the ones fighting out the finish in the final race.

Post time for the first race is 1.45pm.

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Thank You Realtors Limited

The Barbados Turf Club (BTC) and The Barbados Breeders Association (BTBA) say thank you to Realtors Limited for their continued commitment to the Horse Racing industry.

During a press conference held at the Barbados Turf Club on Friday 26th April, 2011 all parties showed their appreciation to the Parravicino family and Realtors Limited for their tremendous support to the club and horse racing industry.  The Parravicino family has four generations involved in horse racing from Mr Nick Parravicino, affectionately known as Mr Nick down to his youngest great grandson, all are involved in horse racing from breeding, training to spectating.

Realtors Limited have been sponsoring racing since 2000, Mr Nick stated “this year looks like a nice race with good weather and a great line up”.  Istanbul was highlighted as the one who will be hard to beat this year with a total purse of $62,000.00 up for grabs.

Richard Edwards, President of the BTBA commented that the feature race named after Michael Parravicino looks like a good line up with 11 entries all with many good records. He thanked the owners, trainers and breeders for their ongoing commitment to racing. The BTBA purpose is to unify and bring breeders of thoroughbreds together as well as look after the Breeders interest.  The BTBA encourages Horse Racing in Barbados to develop by creating a nursery for horses that can win classics overseas and the international races throughout the world.

About Realtors Limited

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Founded in 1952, Realtors is Barbados’ most longstanding real estate company, family run since its inception. Realtors is managed by Chairman Nick Parravicino, Suzanne Davis, Bruce Parravicino and Susan Sampson, with the excellent support and expertise of a team of seasoned property professionals.

These energetic individuals all strive to apply Realtors’ traditional value of property, leisure and business excellence to the present day requirements of the discerning tenant, landlord, vendor and purchaser…..


About the Barbados Turf Club

The Barbados Turf Club, which regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados, was established in 1905 and organizes three seasons of racing per year. With approximately 25 race meetings throughout the year running from January to April (Spring Season); May to September (Summer Season) and from November to December (Winter Season).

The location is the Historic Garrison Savannah, close to the capital, Bridgetown. The Garrison Savannah has been the home of horse racing in Barbados since 1845. The officers of the British Regiment, who were stationed in Barbados, used what was then the parade ground to match their horses in races and the wealthy merchants and planters later joined them.

Today, the excitement produced by the thousands of exuberant spectators is contagious and this being Barbados, horse racing is used as a great excuse for an array of entertainment and festivities. The people of Barbados love sharing their sport with visitors and a warm welcome awaits.


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By Charlie Heath Tuesday 18 January, 2011

L-R John Jones, Executive Manager, Guardian General Insurance Ltd, Russell Freeman Underwriter, Guardian General Insurance Ltd, Richard Edwards, Acting President, BTBA, and past president BTBA Rawle Batson EM JP.

The feature race on the Barbados Turf Club’s eight race card to be run off at the Garrison Savannah on Friday is the The Guardian General Insurance Breeders’ Stakes & Trophy, for Barbados Bred 3-year-olds, going 1570 metres.

Thanks to the continued support of Guardian General Insurance the race carries a purse of $24,000 with added subscriptions of $40,375, plus a beautiful trophy.

With total prize money of $64,375 and a trophy at stake, it is not surprising that the race is over subscribed with 13 horses being entered. The race promises to be very competitive, with top 3-year-old, Istanbul, a winner of four races, Island Memories, a winner of three, the unbeaten Kendal Moon, who chalked up two straight wins, Reprise, a winner last time out who showed in that race she is a vastly improved filly. Nile Queen is also entered, and she is another that has won her last start.

Lune De Barachois has been knocking at the door, and this could be her day. Vitality is another good looking colt that ran a beauty when winning last time out. However, he is double entered and may take his chances over 1000 metres in the Guardian General Flexi Motor Insurance Condition race, going 1000 metres, which is the first race on the card.

Acting President of The Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (BTBA), Richard Edwards, at a press briefing on Monday, thanked sponsors Guardian General Insurance for their generous support, which he said is vital to horse racing.

Executive Manager of Guardian General Insurance John Jones, said that over the years they have had a great working relationship with the BTBA. He took the opportunity on behalf of himself and Guardian General Insurance, to extend a special thanks to past president Rawle Batson, who he said did a sterling job to make sure the past races were the success that they had been, and he now looks forward to what should not only be a very competitive, but also exciting Guardian General Insurance Breeders’ Stakes race on Friday.

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