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Bajan jockeys land big wins

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TORONTO – Barbadian Patrick Husbands won twice at Woodbine on Friday to remain in touch with leader Eurico Da Silva who is threatening to run away with the jockeys’ title this season.
The 36-year-old Husbands, the Woodbine champion jockey for the past three seasons, captured Race 7 with Freddie Anteros before returning to win the final event on the nine-race programme with Anna She Is.
He is second in the standings on 110 wins, already 11 adrift of the prolific Brazilian Da Silva, with Chantal Sutherland back in third on 90 wins.
Meanwhile  at Northlands Park, Rico Walcott increased his aggregate of stakes wins for the season to 11 with a pair of added-money victories, and fellow Barbadian Kyle Carter notched his first on Saturday’s 11-race card.
Walcott guided the 4-5 favourite Bond James Bond to a 1 1/2-length victory in the CAN$50 000 (BDS$99 000)  Alberta Premier Futurity Stakes.
Bond James Bond, a two-year-old bay gelding, galloped 1 600 metres in one minute, 39 4/5 seconds. He also won the CAN $50 000 Beaufort Stakes on the 1-2 favourite Professor Pollard by a commanding 10 3/4 lengths.
Carter piloted the 7-2 chance Bent Tune to a half-length victory in the CAN $50,000 Alberta Breeders  Handicap.
Bent Tune, a five-year-old bay gelding, finished fthe 1 700m trip in one minute, 45 4/5 secs. (CMC)