‘Valentine’s Bash’ a big hit at Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park…Feb 15 02 2011 – The “Valentine’s Bash” was a big hit at beautiful Beaumont Park on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon.

Fun and excitement was had by all. The skies for most of the day were filled with beautiful sunshine except for only a few minutes prior to the last race when a brief shower went through the area. It certainly didn’t hamper the finale.

Five races were carded on this sponsored afternoon program highlighted by a $2,000 USD shopping spree giveaway compliments of IC Jewelers, located in Port Zante and the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. This certainly gave the lucky winner a Valentines special day to remember. Secondary prizes were also won too by racing fans in attendance compliments of Lime and Celebration City.

After each of the first four races awards were presented to the 2010 St. Kitts Jockey, Trainer, Owner, and Horse of the Year. Winners of those categories were jockey, J’son Liburd, trainer, Lester Warren, and owner, Daislyn Sharpe. Each recipient was honored in the winner’s circle, and the Horse of the Year “Tizbig” was brought to the paddock and paraded in the walking ring for the fans to see prior to the fourth race by his trainer, Bolton Wisdom.

In the opener, Dryden captured his third win in St. Kitts for owner Emerald Racing Stables and trainer Navin Persaud. Jockey J’son Liburd quickly hustled Dryden out of the starting gate and to the lead, crossing the finish line in twenty two and two-fifths seconds in going the two furlong distance. Zagros, making his St. Kitts debut, finished second. New York Prince finished third.

Murray’s Mazal made it two in a row for Centennial Racing Stables and his trainer John Cheefoon in the second race. Murray’s Mazal went the four furlong distance is forty- seven seconds flat with Michael Semple in the irons. Basbosa was second. High Wire Glory was third.

Trainer Arcott Thompson saw his entry of Frontier Sky win his third in four starts at Beaumont Park in the third event. Owned by D & S Stables and giving jockey Michael Semple back to back wins on the card, Frontier Sky went the four furlong distance in forty seven and four-fifths seconds. Spar Dance was second, with Tiedintwine finishing third.

Renwood Ridge notched his second victory in a row in the fourth race defeating Ski For Luck and God’s Grace. This also gave Centennial Racing Stables and trainer John Cheefoon their second win on the card. Wilfred Castell had the mount. The winning time for the four furlong distance was forty seven and three-fifths seconds. Completing the order of finish behind the top three were Additional Asset, Our Bud, and Daring Spirit.

The powerful and ever so impressive American Dance won his fifth consecutive race in the featured “The For Lovers Only” Trophy. Owner Daislyn Sharpe watched in delight as her American Dance ran the seven furlong distance in a nice one minute – twenty six seconds flat for trainer Donovan Hall and regular jockey Laird Bailey. Osuna finished second once again; making this his seventh second place finish in as many starts, while Elizabul finished third.

Racing is scheduled to resume at Beaumont Park on Sunday, March 13th. Please visit our website at http://www.beaumontpark.kn for racing updates.

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