Visionary with groom Ryan Forde

FOREIGN ENTRANT: Barbadian entry, Visionary with groom Ryan Forde in the Santa Rosa Park quarantine facility. The roan/grey owned by Mark Goodridge SC and trained by Remel Lovell will leave from gate four in Tuesday’s 2,000-metre Carib Brewery Limited Trinidad Derby Stakes at Santa Rosa Park. He will be partnered by Affrie Ward (cousin of Anderson Ward) in the ten-horse Derby which is the eighth-race on the nine-race Arima Race Club’s Derby Day card. 

THE RETURN of Barbadian interests to the Trinidad Derby Stakes at Santa Rosa Park on September 24 has rekindled the hope of greater Caribbean participation in this country’s premier horse racing event.

Barbadian trainer, 38-year-old Remel Lovell, with four years’ training experience, will saddle maiden Visionary for owner Mark Goodridge in the 2,000-metre contest sponsored by Carib Brewery Limited.

Lovell has already saddled several winners from his barn of 13 horses. And he admitted that winning a Derby in any country would be very big dream come true.


Caledonia Clippers defeated Stories of Success Basketball Academy (SOS) 108-95 at Maloney on Sunday evening to complete a two-nil sweep of the best-of-three finals and claim the National Basketball Federation’s National Invitational Championship (NIC) men’s title in convincing fashion.

Fast-bowler Anderson Phillip and veteran leg-spinner Imran Khan will return to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force for the next round of matches in the West Indies Championship next week after proving their fitness and form in domestic cricket over the past two weeks.

BANK ACCOUNTS of the cash-strapped Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) have been frozen for the second time in a year.

A red card issued to W Connection right-back Adan Noel during Saturday’s TT Pro League match against Terminix La Horquetta Rangers has been rescinded and he is now free to play for his club.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-20 women rebounded from their opening training match loss to the Dominican Republic to defeat Puerto Rico’s Under-20s 3-0 in Santo Domingo on Monday evening.

How does a team of 11 men get dismissed for 77? That works out to each batsman making seven. That seems hard to understand for a first-class match among men who are paid to play the game.