Hurricane Hits Amid Rainy Summer – NationNews Barbados –


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Trainer Edward Walcott (right) leads Hurricane, winner of the Midsummer Creole Classic, into the winner’s enclosure while jockey Antonio Bishop waves to the spectators. (Photo by Kenmore Bynoe.)

Accompanied by driving rain for the second time in just over three months, Hurricane Gay Smith made landfall at historic Garrison Savannah around 5:43 p.m. en route to wiping out 11 rivals in the second gem of the Triple Crown of Barbados.

The Midsummer Creole Classic over 1,800 meters saw Hurricane sent off as 3-4 favorites and the three-year-old bay colt by Storm Arrow and Angelic Peace roared through traffic under confident jockey Antonio Bishop to destroy way predictably the terrain in troubled conditions.

Trainer Edward Walcott Jr had it like a razor and despite being half an hour late in the course of the seventh race, it only served to allow the extremely dark clouds that hung around the garrison to burst just before the start of the Freshman Classic.

It was then left to Hurricane to produce the high winds that were missing and it did sensationally. (LY)

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