Horse Racing

Richard Mairs scores four in Winnipeg, Canada

Observer staff reporter

Friday, June 21, 2019

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JAMAICAN jockey Richard Mairs teamed up with trainer Tom Gardipy Jr to win four races on the seven-race programme at the Assiniboia Downs racetrack in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cananda on Sunday last.

Mairs joined the ranks of Dane Nelson at Century Mile, Javour Simpson at Fairmouth and Trevor Simpson at Lethbridge carrying the Jamaican flag with honour on the international race riding circuit.

Mairs and Gardipy Jr started in the first race, a waiver claiming event over five and one half furlongs on the dirt, with Penny Stamp who romped home by three lengths ahead of Dreamcastle (Kayla Pizzaro) and S oul Shaker (Tyrone Nelson) in a time of 1:07.40.

They continued in the second race, a waiver maiden claiming event over six furlongs also on the dirt. The duo teamed up with Warbidge to beat The Code Gray (Chaivon Chow) and Spartagnan (Antonio Whitehall) by 1 length in 1:15.00.

Their third came in the fourth race when Trabacious won the claiming event over five furlongs on the dirt by 4 lengths ahead of Celtic Gold (Renaldo Cumberbatch) and Kinahora (Dario Dulrymple) in 1:00.40.

The cap came in the fifth event, a waiver claiming race over five and one half furlongs on the dirt when Mairs steered Astartobe to a 5 -length win over Cats West (Antonio Whitehall) and One Simple Rule (Dario Dulrymple) in 1:06.60.

With those winners, Mairs assumed the lead in the jockey's standing on 16 winners — one ahead of Alex Cruz on 15 winners. Rounding the top 5 are Antonio Dulrymple on 13 winners, Kayla Pizzaro on 12 winners and Renaldo Cumberbatch on 11 winners.

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