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Caribbean jockeys shine in Canada

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

Caribbean jockeys shine in Canada

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WINNIPEG – Barbadian jockey Antonio Whitehall and Jamaican Tyrone Nelson won the added-money races at Assiniboia Downs on Saturday as Caribbean jockeys once against dominated the seven-race card.

Whitehall partnered with 4-1 choice Amaretto to win the CAN$25 000 Hazel Wright Sire Stakes in race three over six furlong in a time of one minute, 15 seconds.

Meanwhile, Nelson combined with 6-1 chance Plentiful to win the $27 000 Free Press Stakes, in another six-furlong trip in race six. They were timed at 1:12.00.

With his latest stakes success, Whitehall has moved to the top of the earnings list on CAN$99 000 for the month-old season where he has won 10 times from 57 starts.

Meanwhile, in Toronto, veteran jockey Patrick Husbands, after winning Saturday’s CAN$125 000 Plate Trial with favourite Telekinesis suffered disappointment in the main feature, the $500 000 Woodbine Oaks, when he narrowly missed out aboard another favourite Wonder Gadot.

He finished second by a head, as 3-1 choice Dixie Moon stalked outsider Fairy Hill before grabbing the lead at the five-sixteenth and holding well.

Husbands earned another victory on the 12-race card when he partnered with favourite Hanalei Moon to pilot the three-year-old chestnut filly to a four-length win over the three-year-old and upward maiden fillies and mares, in race five over 6-1/2 furlongs. (CMC/EZS)