Marvellous Gold Cup win for Husbands
Eight year old American bred Major Marvel in his first outing at the Garrison Savannah claimed the big prize . Another champion, Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands was astride to give the pair an easy victory
Second place went to Nominee and Dashing David ran third.
Major Marvel is owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey. It is the first time an American has won the prestigious race
Aristodemus wins the 32nd running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup
Sir David Seale's Aristodemus won the 32nd running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup yesterday at the Garrison Savannah by 3/4 of a length beating Daga owned by Lord Michael Taylor. Gay Smith's Meteorite was third. Last years winner Dancin David did extremely well to place fourth having just come off an injury.
This was the seventh Gold Cup win for Sir David who said that his preference was for Dancin David to win. Sir David also said that Aristodemus was the best horse he had brought to the Caribbean and expected great things from him.
Anderson Trotman, the jockey astride Aristodemus has now won two Gold Cup races and trainer Elizabeth Deane SCM has three Gold Cup wins. She was also the trainer of last year's winner Dancin David.(EB/Caribpix)
Rico Walcott Wins XXXIV running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup
The Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey horse " Sayler's Creek " winning the xxxiv Sandy Lane Gold Cup . Thousands cheered as jockey Rico Walcott steered Sayler’s Creek to the finish line.
The Ramseys have now made it two in row they won the race last yearwith Major Marvel.
Jalon Samuel, Dancin David -
Eighteen year old jockey Samuel, first pass the winning pole in last year’s race only to lose and heartbreakingly so in the stewards’ room when a protest against him was upheld. If Jalon was inconsolable then, he was ecstatic on Saturday when he came storming home winning the 31st running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup in emphatic style.
Starting the week it seemed highly unlikely as the young man found himself without a mount for the big day
Dancin David also without a hope at the beginning of the week having not been in the chosen and ultimate twelve. Then fate stepped in, Mignun Temple was scratched and Jalon was asked to ride Dancin David The rest is history.