White­hall shares ti­tle in Canada

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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.

(Photo cour­tesy Assini­boia Downs.)

BARBADIAN jockey An­to­nio White­hall (left) and Prayven Badrie (right) pos­ing with lead­ing trainer Jerry Gourneau fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of the meet.

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