Demolition Man rules the Gardens once more as Triple Crown looms

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Following his dominance of the March Madness Race Meet held at the Cassada Gardens Race Track over the weekend, horse owner Jerry Roberts has his eyes set on this year’s Triple Crown Series to be put on by the Antigua Turf Club (ATC).
Roberts’ Triple Crown Stables won three of the five races contested during last Sunday’s meet, which he said leaves him with the challenging task of choosing which of his horses will contest the lucrative undertaking.
“Based on criteria and what not, we have a choice of literally four that we could probably enter. Not all four will run because we only have a six-horse gate but we have choices for entries. When we sit down and discuss the dividends from the winning cheque and we sip our fine wine, then we will make our decision,” he said.
Demolition Man, ridden by jockey Jeff Jacobs, emerged winner of the feature contest, a 7.5-furlong race. He defeated Sexy Kuba and Full Throttle.
Also out of the Triple Crown Stables, U Better Believe It claimed the day’s fourth race over Serpent while in race number three, D Queen B defeated first timer Sir Whiskey and Lady Caswan. Both horses were jockeyed by Jacobs.
Roberts chalked up their success to all-round teamwork and discipline.
“It’s a combined effort between trainers, assistant trainers, grooms and everybody who plays a part in the stable so yes, we are happy with the performances and even if sometimes we don’t win because you are not going to win every race; but you would know where your mistakes would have been so you correct them and come back again,” he said.
The day’s opening race was captured by Ouch who defeated Leantic and Four Hundred while, in race number two, Ocean Eleven outclassed Mind U Business and Bella.
The first race of the Triple Crown, the Black Pineapple Stakes, is set for Easter Monday (April 17) at the Cassada Gardens Race Track.

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