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Rashaun’s not horsing around

Donna Sealy

Rashaun’s not horsing around

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Ask Rashaun Alleyne anything about horses, jockeys, trainers, owners, stables and saddlecloths, he will answer without missing a beat.

The 16-year-old Combermerian knows the socks, the silks, the weight and height, the hands, the father, mothers, the grandparents of the animals; you get the idea.

At 6ft 4in tall, he is way too tall to be a jockey but he has found a way to use his knowledge, his passion and love for the sport of kings. On December 13 last year, he officially joined the Barbados Turf Club’s commentary team which broadcasts the races at the Garrison Savannah on CBC and VOB.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.