NINE-YEAR-OLD Xavier Bertram’s plans to witness this year’s Sandy Lane Gold Cup with his dad had to be aborted after he was shot in mysterious circumstances by a stray bullet while walking on Swan Street.
It happened on the morning of the big race and instead of being among the huge crowd at the Garrison Savannah savouring the action, he had to be treated for his head injury at a medical facility.
The good news is that Xavier is back on his feet again and has resumed going to the races with dad, Augustine Bertram, every race day.
In fact, when WEEKEND SPORT spotted the duo at the Heroes Day race card Tuesday, we learnt that the pint-sized Westbury student wants to be a jockey.
Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.