Action on the track in Nevis on Sunday
By Curtis Morton
Caribbean News Now contributor
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The second of two back to back race meets was held by the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club on Sunday and, although the crowd was not as large as it was for the previous week, it was equally vocal.
The feature race of the day was race number three, which was indicated on the race program as featuring the popular Mr Big Pepe, Wild Candy and Obama.
Pepe’s fans were hoping for a repeat victory, while fans of the other two horses were seeking sweet revenge.
However, moments before the race was set to commence, it was revealed that Mr Big Pepe had been ‘scratched.’
This was not good news for the crowd but they eventually settled down to watch an intriguing matchup between Wild Candy and Obama.
After an initial tight start, Patrick Howell skillfully eased Wild Candy away from Obama to win by a comfortable margin.
The final race of the day was probably the most exciting one, though, as Real Aspectations ridden by Patrick Howell took the final turn in a dead heat with Shake ‘N’ Shay but in the end, it was Real Aspectations who took gold.
Summary of Races:
Grey Ghost (scratched)
Mr Big Pepe (scratched)
Shake ‘N’ Shay
Hawley’s Wild Fire (scratched)
The next race meet is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, as part of Tourism Week activities.