today’s news – IT’S EARLY THURSDAY MORNING , early! Off to BARBADOS for the GOLD CUP! Stay tuned for updates!
THOROUGHBLOG is extremely lucky that it will head down to BARBADOS (TODAY) for Saturday’s SANDY LANE GOLD CUP,
the biggest race on the island which has lured an intriguing field for 2010.
Canadian bred millionaire STERWINS is the first horse to run in the race for owner Eugene Melnyk since the
owner’s KRTHIR WAS 2ND IN 2005 (kathir won the Gold Cup in 2004, Melnyk’s first win in his home country’s big race but the horse didn’t get the official win until almost a year later after a long inquiry from post race
Adding to the large field is MET MILE winner BRIBON and his stablemate BAD ACTION who won the Pegasus Stakes at Meadowlands last fall.
Last year’s winner Daylight Express is in the race too.
Stay tuned to THOROUGBLOG (as well as DAILY RACING FORM and BOOD-HORSE as updates wil be coming from Barbados during our stay.
$200,000 ($97,000 US funds) Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup ( Race 8), 3 & Up, 1 1/8 Miles (Turf)
PP. Horse, Weight, Trainer
1. Preach To Me (USA), 129, E Deane
2. Bad Action (USA), 125, E Walcott, Jr.
3. Daylight Express (USA), 129, R Pierce
4. Pure Temptation (USA), 129, R Pierce
5. Peaceful Envoy (USA), 125, R Pierce
6. Sterwins (CAN), 129, M Casse
7. Spicey Tiger (USA), 129, E Walcott, Jr.
8. Bribon (USA), 129, E Walcott, Jr.
9. Areutalkintome (BAR), 118, S Joseph Jnr
10. Grace Chapel (USA), 120, A Nunes
11. Bird Watch (USA), 125, E Deane
12. Apostle (BAR), 125, A Nunes
13. John Brian (USA), 129, E Deane
14. Bouncebak (BAR), 117, R Pierce
THE BARBADOS ADVOCATE HANDICAPS THE GOLD CUP
Picking the winner of the XXIX Sandy Lane Gold Cup will be tough
There is nowhere you can turn without hearing the word ‘Gold Cup’, it seems that this year’s Sandy Lane
Barbados Gold Cup contenders, and that is both horses and jockeys, are creating the type of excitement that has not been associated with this race since it was first run back in 1982.
Discussions range from, can Areutalkintome make all? Or can he get in front of Apostle? Or will they run each
other in the ground? What about Bouncebak, is she going to want to play a front running role to make sure that
Areutalkintome and Apostle don’t go to front and slow the pace down? Are the overseas guns Sterwins, Bribon, and Bad Action going to blast the rest away? Or will they not be able to handle the tight right hand track. Are
we going to see as big an upset as when Irish Lover won in 1983? The questions go on and on!!
Some say Sterwins has an advantage with Patrick Husbands in the saddle, as he is the best jockey Barbados has ever produced, while others feel Andy Ward is as good as any jockey anywhere in the world when riding at the Garrison, and that puts Daylight Express in with an outstanding chance of defending his title, which he won
BIG MONEY AT FASIG TIPTON 2YO SALE YESTERDAY
Canadian bred sells for $400,000
BILL GRAHAM, owner of Windhaven in Caledon, Ontario, bred this filly who sold 2 days ago in Florida:
CARY FROMMER, agent
F TAPIT WILD LUCY BLACK CARY FROMMER AGENT FOX HILL FARM,TOM MCGREEVY AGT
WATCH RACHEL WORK (TUESDAY) YESTERDAY AT FAIR GROUNDS!
scroll down to very botton of the link for this story..
Rachel Alexandra moves closer to season debut with six-furlong workout Tuesday at Fair Grounds
By Bob Fortus, The Times-Picayune
Rachel Alexandra on Tuesday ran her last serious workout before her season debut, working six furlongs in 1:13 3-5 at the Fair Grounds.
Tuesday morning at the Fair Grounds.
The 2009 Horse of the Year is scheduled to race for the first time as a 4-year-old when she runs March 13 in
the New Orleans Ladies at the Fair Grounds. That race will be her prep for a showdown with undefeated Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta in the Apple Blossom on April 9 at Oaklawn Park.
Trainer Steve Asmussen said Rachel Alexandra will have more workout, likely an easy half-mile Monday, before the Fair Grounds race.
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WOODBINE FOOD WORKERS ACCEPT DEAL
Food service and hospitality workers at Woodbine racetrack have accepted a management offer that was originally turned down by union negotiators.
Woodbine Entertainment Group had locked out the 329 workers at 6 a.m. Saturday, four hours after tabling a
“This is a beginning. At least we took a stand,” said Joann Brown, a server at the racetrack and a member of
the union negotiating team. “Our spirits are high and we are here to fight another day.”