Portion, Roger Hewitt, Leroy Tomlinson start 2021 as first winners – Reggae-6 reaches $5.95 million

Portion with jockey Roger Hewitt winning th first race of 2021 (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Portion with jockey Roger Hewitt winning th first race of 2021 (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Jockey Roger Hewitt getting assistance with his equipment. (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

RACE TYPE: Five-year-old and upwards

DISTANCE: 6 ½ furlongs

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  The combination of five-year-old bay mare Portion running at odds of 3-2, jockey Roger Hewitt and trainer Leroy Tomlinson had the distinction of winning the first race of the 2021 season.

The victory by Portion was made easier following the late withdrawal of Top Gear and Vodka.

After the lead changed several times, this first New Year’s Day offering came down to a three-horse race involving Portion, Star Lee (Kerry-Gayl Robinson) and Moon (Matthew Bennett).

After a fierce battle in the final furlong and a half it was Portion who crossed the line first in front of Star Lee and Moon.

Portion was winning for the first time from 13 career starts.

The first Reggae-6 for the year sold $5.95 million.

RACE 1 NB5YO&UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE 1300M/6-1/2FUR 11:40 AM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 9 Portion Roger Hewitt 3-2 $128 $52.50
2 2 Star Lee Kerry-Gayl Robinson 2-1 $52.50
3 5 Moon Matthew Bennett 1-1 $52.50
4 6 Savitar Jordan Barrett 14-1
5 7 Lyceum Richard Byrd 8-1
TRAINER: Leroy Tomlinson
LNS:#3 Top Gear, #8 Vodka
Splits:24.2 x 50.0 x 1:18.3 – Time:1:27.2 – Margins: – 7 RAN
Ex:$445 T/Fecta:$243 S/Fecta:$1,014
Hi-5:$1,881

 

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