12 to race in Gold Cup
Al Portador will compete in the Sandy lane Sprint Stakes tomorrow at the Garrison savannah, not the Gold Cup so the Gold Cup field drew Reward Me off the reserve list for owner Sir David Seale.
Seale and others are in the midst of a protest regarding the day of racing and the St. Kitt horses who have been shipped in.
The fact the the horses come from a somewhat unrecognized circuit has led some to ponder the safety the event.
Meanwhile, it’s a steamer in Barbados (well, ya, we’re almost at the equator) and race day is supposed to have a feel-like temperature of 36 celcius (around 100 and change Fahrenheit).
The talk at Bert’s Bar last night, other than the Senators game, was all Gold Cup and how Safety Zone will do.
The plain bay is a tough nugget who loves to win races, although he is not as good a horse as Sterwins is, was last year. The good news is, Safety Zone does not have many tough rivals other than Wesley ward trainee Grand Cash, and barbadians Reward Me and Apostle.
ENTRIES FOR TOMORROW’S CARD OF RACING
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The local horses are getting some rave reviews – Charge It (Makin’s mount) and APOSTLE, who was 3rd last year.
Horses from St. Kitts landed yesterday (see yesterday’s THOROUGHBLOG posting.
SUPPORTING FEATURES ON 10-RACE GOLD CUP CARD
Ward trainee, speedball Grand Times in Sprint
By Lindon Yarde | Thu, March 03, 2011 – 12:03 AM
Saturday is Gold Cup Day at the Garrison Savannah, but that’s not the only race that will be drawing attention on the biggest day in racing in the Eastern Caribbean.
The lovers of speed will also get their fill of thrills, especially when reigning Tanglewood Stakes & Trophy champion Walk On By is expected to have the fight of her life when she defends her title.
The Joseph Brothers-owned filly will have to pull out all the stops if she is to repeat in this year’s edition that goes over 2 000 metres.
In five starts after her last success, Walk On By has a second-place finish behind Mingun Temple, and at her best effort will be hard-pressed to turn back the expected onslaught from the powerful Blue Diamonds operations.
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