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Big plans for jockeys challenge

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Big plans for jockeys challenge

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AT LEAST one horse racing aficionado can see the Winter Jockeys’ Challenge being the highlight of Barbados’ biggest race day.
Once it starts attracting horses from overseas, former English racehorse owner and breeder Jeff Laughton believes today’s inaugural event at the Garrison Savannah has the ability to rival the Sandy Lane Gold Cup because of the profile it has already garnered within ten weeks.
Laughton made the comment during Thursday’s draw at the Barbados Turf Club as one of the initial organizers of the challenge.
“I’m very surprised with the speed [at which] this has gotten off the ground because of the cost involved, but in ten weeks we’ve done wonders and we already have next year planned,” explained Laughton, who said the event started as just a thought to get Kieran Fallon some rides in while he was on vacation in Barbados.
Please read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN or in the eNATION edition.