Duke - Dane Nelson
Duke - Dane Nelson

KINGSTON, Jamaica – After 21 race days in the first quarter of the racing year, THE QUICK GALLOPER has analyzed the results of the various sectional groupings. The findings are below.


 Duke leads the way with close to $2 million earned from five starts including two wins, a second, and two fourth-place finishes. 

Close by is Toona Ciliata (second) and a rejuvenated Crimson (third). Duke and Crimson represent the stables of leading trainer Gary Subratie.

On the top 10 list of earners, the oldest horse by far is 11-year-old Hover Craft who occupies fourth.

There are only two three-year-olds in the top 10 thus far, Regnant and foreigner Lure of Lucy. 

Of interest is that the horse with the most wins in the first quarter is claimer Sir Arjun Babu who has visited the winners’ enclosure three times in the period under consideration. 


 As expected, the two leading trainers after the end of the first quarter are Gary Subratie and champion Anthony Nunes. The difference in stakes sees Subratie leading Nunes by approximately $1.5 million and by one in the most win column.

The usual characters complete the top 10 list like Steven Todd, Ryan Darby, Patrick Lynch, and Ian Parsard. Todd has the most starts -96, while Subratie and Nunes ended the quarter tied with 89 wins each. 

Two new trainers in the top 10 for the first quarter are Lawrence Freemantle and Robert Pearson both operating in the category of trainers with 16 and fewer horses in their barns.


 The two co-champions Dane Nelson and Anthony Thomas continue to rule the roost. Nelson leads with 25 wins, four more than Thomas.

Six of the riders in the top 10 are either current or former champions namely – Nelson, Thomas, Dick Cardenas, Christopher Mamdeen, Omar Walker, and Shane Ellis. 

Of note is the presence for the first time in a while, of Javaniel Patterson. Patterson has been hovering around the Park for a while now and went completely off the boil but has now regained his form with 12 winners in the first quarter to hold the fourth spot. 


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