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HORSE RACING: Trainer Deon Visser Wins Three In A Row

Image: Photo moment for DSH Caribbean Star The Pitons Cup; Casting Crowns; Owner: Frank Taylor; Trainer: Deon Visser; Jockey: Qin Yong. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

UNDER overcast skies trainer Deon Visser stole the spotlight on the inaugural day of international horse racing at the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club on Friday 13th December 2019 (National Day) producing three winners.

With a huge crowd in attendance, including a number of overseas visitors, the various jockeys did not disappoint when the showpiece commenced at 1.30 p.m.

Image: Photo moment for DSH Caribbean Star The Pitons Cup; Casting Crowns; Owner: Frank Taylor; Trainer: Deon Visser; Jockey: Qin Yong. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Photo moment for DSH Caribbean Star The Pitons Cup; Casting Crowns; Owner: Frank Taylor; Trainer: Deon Visser; Jockey: Qin Yong. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Visser secured those important strikes for his connections, in Race 2: Keeneland National Day Sprint Turvey Act; Owner: Money box Modular Housing; Jockey: Chen Li.

He also copped Race No.3: UK Tote Group Winston Trim Memorial Trophy Senor Guitar; Owner: Event Star; Jockey: Qin Yong.

And the big one, US$150,000.00 Race No.4: DSH Caribbean Star the Pitons Cup; Casting Crowns; Owner: Taylor Made Farm; Jockey: Qin Yong.

Image: A group photo for UK Tote Group Winston Trim Memorial Trophy Senor Guitar; Owner: Event Star; Trainer: Deon Visser; Jockey: Qin Yong. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
A group photo for UK Tote Group Winston Trim Memorial Trophy Senor Guitar; Owner: Event Star; Trainer: Deon Visser; Jockey: Qin Yong. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Yong made his move early in the straight when sliding up the fence passed eventual runner-up Colonel’s Pride before racing away with the overall trophy and prize money.

While the first race of the day went to Coolmore Helen of the West Indies Stakes Reef Cup; Owner: Fasig-tipton sales/Bluewater sales; Trainer: Robbie Hewetson Jockey: James Chau.

In second place was Sainte Lucia; third – Queen of Pitons; fourth – Eastern Beaches; fifth – Ski of Gold; sixth Piton Punch; seventh -Sweetwater Texas; eighth – Caribbean Dream; ninth – Pinjarra; tenth – Queen Lily.

Image: (L-R) Casting Crowns crossing the finishing line; Prime Minister Allen Chastanet  presenting the ower of Casting Crowns with the winning trophy . (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Casting Crowns crossing the finishing line; Prime Minister Allen Chastanet presenting the ower of Casting Crowns with the winning trophy . (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

The owner for Casting Crowns, Frank Taylor said, “We have won the Dubai World Cup and this was amazing. This is our little Dubai World Cup. The people here are the friendliest in the world. Today has been an amazing experience and we will definitely be back”.

“This place, The Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club is going to be a great success and we want to be a part of it. We will be going back home to the United States and telling people they need to be involved here.” noted Taylor.

Image: (L-R) The Jockey for Casting Crowns Qin Yong receiving his award; Jallim Eudovic and Teo An Khing taking in the action. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) The Jockey for Casting Crowns Qin Yong receiving his award; Jallim Eudovic and Teo An Khing taking in the action. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

More on Friday’s opening day at the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club in Thursday 19th December edition of the VOICE.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

1 Comment

  1. All’s well that ends well. Beautiful ladies with bright coloured tops
    and tight white pants, I wish I was there and the weather was great.

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