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Hurricane makes Derby strike

Lindon Yarde

Hurricane makes Derby strike
Triumphant trainer Edward Walcott (left) and the connections of Hurricane leading the Derby champion into the winner’s enclosure with jockey Antonio Bishop celebrating his victory. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

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There were no downed trees or power lines following the passage of race horse Hurricane, which devastated the Garrison Savannah around 7:20 p.m. last night to capture the 83rd running of the Grade 1 Barbados Derby.

Masterly handled by stable jockey Antonio Bishop, the Gay Smith-owned and Edward Walcott-trained three-year-old colt Hurricane gave a herculean performance once more to win by two and a quarter lengths.

Groomed by Arnold Morris, Hurricane hovered dangerously in third place behind the speedy Afternoon Delight and Get Crackin in the 2 000 metres event which carried a purse of $113 000.

The favourite never looked in trouble and when Hurricane finally made land fall in 2:11.1 minutes he simply left his opponents piled up like debris.

Winning this third and final Jewel gives Hurricane the Barbados Triple Crown thus elevating himself to a list of esteemed horses. (LY)

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