Whitehall shares title in Canada
began the final day one behind in second.
However, while Badrie paired with favourite Rascal Candy to capture the CAN$25 000 Buffalo Stakes over a mile, he failed to land another winner and Whitehall’s brace meant both riders finished on 41 wins, to share the title.
Cumberbatch, also Barbadian, ended third with 39 wins while Jamaicans Tyrone Nelson (32) and Chavion Chow were fourth and sixth, respectively.
Whitehall, who arrived at the racing venue two years ago, finished with winnings of $361 213 while Badrie ended on $309 344.
With everything up for grabs, it was Whitehall who landed the first blow
THE SIXTH edition of the Ensure Warrens Run For Hope is once again expected to attract some of Barbados’ top distance runners.
That was revealed by founder of Elite Sports and coordinator of the event June Rudder while speaking to MIDWEEK SPORT about the event set for this coming Sunday.
“I can’t state all the top runners as yet since entries will be in by Friday or Saturday but we usually have Shomel Maynard, Jerome Blackett and Joshua Hunte also competed last year. In the female category, we would have Carlie Pipe and we usually also have Marlo Hunte, who is one of the better distance runners,” she said.
In last year’s staging, Joshua Hunte was first to cross the finish line in the men’s Under-30 competition in 37 minutes and 28.9 seconds.
In the women’s competition, Pipe was first in 48.06.4. when he partnered with favourite Tame the Beast to crush the two-year-old maidens by six and a quarter lengths in a five a half furlong sprint in race one.
Badrie answered in race five with bay gelding Rascal Candy, making all the running to get the better of the two-year-olds to win by a length.
However, Whitehall produced a stalking ride in race six with 4-1 chance Soul Shaker to beat the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares by two a quarter lengths in a seven-furlong contest, and draw alongside Badrie in the standings for the final time.
BARBADIAN jockey Antonio Whitehall (left) and Prayven Badrie (right) posing with leading trainer Jerry Gourneau following the conclusion of the meet.