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Samuel wins fifth Gold Cup


Samuel wins fifth Gold Cup

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Jalon Samuel rode into history today, winning the 2020 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup.

Samuel piloted Night Prowler to claim a record fifth title of the prestigious race at the Garrison Savannah.

He did a full circuit of the racetrack, standing tall in the saddle and beating his chest as he approached the Grand Stand.

Samuel said he felt “on top of the world” and “it was a dream” to win again.

Night Prowler, which was third last year, is owned by Sir David Seale and trained by Liz Deane. It is the eighth victory for Sir David.

Samuel came from fifth place, riding along the outside to overtake Bodie Tap and Rickey Walcott. Rising Star, with Chris Husbands onboard, was third.

Samuel said the pace was too quick at the front when the race got underway and he bided his time.

It was the 39th staging of the horse race. (SAT)