Release De Beast wins Labour Day Classic feature event

Release De Beast captured a gate-to-pole victory at the Bush Lot United Turf Club to win the feature event of the Labour Day Classic, justifying the favourite tag given at the start of the race.

On a breezy Sunday afternoon at the packed venue, the Bay colt sent the turfites into a frenzy as he galloped across the finish line ahead of four other horses in the D and Lower 1400m event.

The victory was worth $800,000 and large trophy.

Release The Beast and its handlers collect the winner’s trophy from Banks DIH’s Mortimer Stewart yesterday at the Bush Lot Turf Club. (Orlando Charles photo)
Release The Beast and its handlers collect the winner’s trophy from Banks DIH’s Mortimer Stewart yesterday at the Bush Lot Turf Club. (Orlando Charles photo)

The duo of horse and jockey, Colin Ross flew down the muddy track at a break-neck pace from start to finish, showing elite speed that bodes well for the upcoming horse race meets.

Climate Change ($400,000), Keep on Swinging ($200,000) and Settling Star ($100,000) were the steeds that placed second, third and fourth respectively.

Release De Beast and California Strike set the pace from the break with Keep on Swinging and the others lurking.

But the Ross and the race horse from the Jumbo Jet Racing Stables soon changed gears and never relented to win its second event of the season by about five lengths.

Release The Beast from the Jumbo Jet Racing Stables with Colin Ross in the stirrups galloping to victory yesterday at the Bush Lot United Turf Club. (Orlando Charles photo)
Release The Beast from the Jumbo Jet Racing Stables with Colin Ross in the stirrups galloping to victory yesterday at the Bush Lot United Turf Club. (Orlando Charles photo)

In the co-feature, Three year-old Guyana and West Indian Bred, 1400m race, Isn’t She Charming ridden by champion jockey Randolph Richmond surged ahead on the homestretch and claimed the $350,000 first prize that was up for grabs.

She’s In Control and Happy Dancer filled out the top three respectively.

Before the feature and co-feature, there were three events.

Here is a summary….

 

Race 1 (L1 and Lower, 1000m)

Amazon Warrior ($150,000)

Confusion

Mystery Man

Blue Lightning

 

Race 2 (H2 and Lower, 1400m)

She’s So Special ($250,000)

Liquid Lion

Maryann

Fresh Again

 

Race 3 (Class J and K, 1200m)

Massaapquea DR ($200,000)

Little

Affinity

Red Region

 

The ‘Sport of Kings’ continues on May 22 at the Port Mourant Turf Club.

 

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