Trainer Richard Phillipps returns to the winners’ enclosure after absence of nearly 20 years

Trainer Richard Phillipps - (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)
Trainer Richard Phillipps - (Photo: Kimberly Bartlett)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Derby Day 2020 provided the setting for a return to the winners’ enclosure by trainer Richard Phillipps.

Trainer Phillipps, who has been away from racing for close to 20 years for various reasons watched with delight as jockey Dane Nelson pushed his charge Cartel to victory in the Caymanas third over long-time leader Super Bolt (Anthony Thomas) with K J Express earning the third slot.

Cartel won a $450,000 – $400,000 claiming event.

The winning time was 1:07.3 for 5 1/2 furlongs.

RACE 3 $450-400,000 OPT CLAIM (3-Y-OS&UP) 5 1/2FURLONGS 12:25 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 5 Cartel Dane Nelson 5-2 $175 $55.00
2 2 Superbolt Anthony Thomas 9-5 $54.00
3 7 K J Express Oshane Nugent 7-5 $52.50
4 10 Nuclear Dan Dada Linton Steadman 11-1
5 9 Buckaluck Phillip Parchment 38-1
Trainer: Richard Phillips
Splits: 23.0 x 46.2 – Time:1:07.3 – Margins: 2 by 3/4 – 11 RAN
Ex:$772 T/Fecta:$164 Triple:$5,504
Qu:$391 S/Fecta:$2,028 Hi-5:$14,272


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