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Husbands wins five at Woodbine

www.nationnews.com | Sun, August 21, 2011 

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Patrick Husbands continued his impressive vein of winning form with a five-timer that included one of the feature events in yesterday’s 10-race card at the Woodbine Racetrack.

The ace Barbadian reinsman now has 111 wins for the season – and is 17 adrift of current leader Luis Contreras with the season set to finish on December 4 this year.

Husbands claimed his 16th stakes victory for the year in North America, steering the 7-5 favourite Stars to Shine to an convincing 3 ¾-length victory over Ariana D, under Omar Moreno, in the CAN $100 000 Belle Mahone Stakes in the sixth race.

Stars to Shine, a four-year-old, dark bay colt, completed her first career stakes win in one minute, 43.77 seconds for a 1 700-metre trip around the Polytrack.

Husbands put Stars to Shine to stalk the early pacesetter, and close four-wide on the far turn – but his mount was full of run around the final turn.

He put her to challenge near the quarter pole, and took command at the top of the stretch before widening the lead under a steady drive to the wire.

Husbands had opened the programme with a half-length victory on the odds-on favourite Dancin David – owned by renowned Barbadian businessman and racehorse owner Sir David Seale – in the CAN $37 200 first race over 1 200m.

He followed with another half-length victory on the 4-5 favourite Blue Heart in the CAN $67 100 second race, going 1 200m.

Husbands further stamped his authority with a 3 ¼-length victory on the 2-1 favourite Sports Select in the CAN $74 800 third race over 1 200m.

Compatriot Slade Callaghan did well to hold him off with a two-length victory on the 66-5 outsider Truly Amazing in the CAN $39 100 fifth race, going 1 200m.

But Husbands returned to win the Belle Mahone, and added a three-length victory on the 1-1 favourite Dr. Funkenstein in the CAN $30 500 penultimate race over 1 400m. (CMC)

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Husbands keeps on winning

Patrick Husbands. (FP)

Mon, August 08, 2011 – 12:03 AM

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Patrick Husbands found another winning vein, narrowly winning the CAN$150 000 (BDS$297 400) Seagram Cup Stakes, and collecting a triple on Saturday at the Woodbine Racetrack.

The Barbadian reinsman rode 5-1 shot James Street to victory by a head over Stunning Stag, under Gerry Olguin, in the eighth of ten races on the card at Canada’s premier racing oval.

James Street, a four-year-old bay colt owned by Barbados-based Canadian business executive Eugene Melnyk, ran the 1 700 metres on the Polytrack in one minute, 44.01 seconds – just 1.79 secondss over the track record.

“We had a pretty slow half,” said Husbands.

“But I didn’t want Gerry (Olguin) to come and catch me sleeping, so I tried to get [the colt] going before he got there, and he gave me 110 per cent down the lane.”

The victory gave Husbands his 15th stakes win for the year in North America, and his third Melnyk Racing Stables colours.

He now has 92 wins for the season, earning CAN$4 754 932 (BDS$9 427 000 and is second in the jockeys’ table – 21 behind current leader Luis Contreras.

Court Of The Realm, under last year’s champion jockey Eurico Da Silva, came into the Seagram Cup on a five-race winning streak and was the best of the seven-horse field over the first half of the race.

Husbands kept his mount in touch from fifth position, racing wide down the backstretch behind Southdale under female jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson, and a rail-riding Sand Cove owned by Barbadian business exec Ralph Johnson and ridden by Trinidadian-born jockey Richard Dos Ramos.

Husbands advanced James Street to apply pressure at the far turn before taking command at the top of the stretch, and though Olguin launched an all-out attack on Stunning Stag in the final 100m, there was no stopping James Street.

Earlier, Husbands had landed a comfortable, wire-to-wire, seven-length victory aboard 6-5 favourite Quality Lass in the CAN$67 100 (BDS$133 000) fifth race over 1 100m.

He won an early duel with Supreme Prospect under fellow Barbadian Slade Callaghan, and edged the two-year-old chestnut filly clear in the middle of the backstretch and widened through the remainder of the race to stop the clock in one minute, 03.85 seconds.

Husbands later brought the curtain down with a four-and-a-half-length victory astride the 6-1 shot Daring Delilah in the CAN$26 900 (BDS$53 331) final race over 1 700m.

Daring Delilah, a four-year-old chestnut filly, was kept in range by Husbands before he produced her four-wide late in the turn, taking a short lead at the top of the stretch to finishing 1:46.09. (CMC)

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