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Crowd favourite beaten at Nevis horse race meet
Published on June 17, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Action on the track in Nevis on June 15

Jockey of the day N. Persaud

By Curtis Morton
Caribbean News Now contributor

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- “I will behave myself. I am going to be calm. I won’t raise my voice.

“It’s Wild Candy... it’s Mr Big Pepe...
“It’s Wild Candy... it’s Mr Big Pepe...
“It’s Wild Candy!”

The last words came out almost like a groan, as president of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, Allister Thompson, conceded defeat as the popular horse he helped to train, Mr Big Pepe, was just edged out by Wild Candy at the Indian Castle Race track on June 15, was dubbed The Fathers’ Day Race Meet.

This caused much jubilation for the Wild Candy fan club and Thompson was momentarily left speechless but later urged everyone to be back on August 3, when he expects Mr Big Pepe “to set the record straight.”

The crowd was not huge but vociferous, as they had a close look at the horses and jockeys engaged in the five races.

The summary of the races is as follows:

Race one
Grey Ghost
Snow Storm

Race two
Lady Pleasure

Race three
Spar Dance
Sheik Sung

Race four
Wild Candy
Mr Big Pepe
Lowette’s Hill

Race Five
Shaken Shay
Lady Boss
Real Aspectation

The jockey of the day was N. Persaud.
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