Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Walcott’s wait over

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FINALLY after riding for over 20 years, Rickey Walcott has lifted his first jockey’s title on home soil.

The 33-year-old, who won titles at Stampede Park and Northlands Park in Canada as far back as 2007, had to anxiously await the results of the final race of the Barbados Turf Club’s Boxing Day card.

With his assignments completed, Walcott was not in the clear, as a victory would have brought 2013 champion Rashawn Latchman level on 21 wins.

That would have seen Walcott going to second place on the tie-breaker, which favoured Latchman 19 to 18. However, Latchman, aboard Belly Dancer, only managed fourth place.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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