April 26, 2002 Actspectations surpassed his own expectation in breaking the one-mile-seventy- yards track record he set only six months ago. Actspectations broke his record by one second with a time of 1:41 2/5 in the eighth of nine Carnival races at the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack Friday afternoon.
Actspectations won the deJongh/Arnold Cup race with a $7,000 purse by over ten lengths, blowing out the field. However, the race for second was not without controversy.
Landing Craft, who crossed the finish line second, was later disqualified because his jockey used a battery-operated device, which shocks the horse, making him run faster. Due to the disqualification Popcorn Crystal finished second and Abritraje finished third in the five-horse-field race.
In the seventh and featured race, Relajado emerged victorious to take home the Governor's Cup and the lion's share of a $7,000 purse. Relajado finished the one mile race in a time of 1:42 2/5. Diplomatic Jeb and Boricua Guerrero finished second and third respectively.
Sharp Standard upset the field in the first race, the Nick Friday Handicap Cup with a purse of $3,400. Sharp Standard won the seven furlong race in a time of 1:29 2/5. No Need To Wonder and Copelan's Pirate finished in second and third place respectively.
The second race of the day, the V.I. Lottery Handicap Cup, was a one mile for a purse of $3,700. Ourfirstgoodwin won in a time of 1:42. New Number came in second and Blackberry Sting finished third.
The third race was the Norma Pickard Samuel Cup was seven furlong race with a purse of $3,600. Royal Jewel won this six horse field race in a time of 1:29 2/5.Nicoyana finished second and Honest Pas came in third.
The fourth race the Radio One Sprint Classic was a six-furlong race. Supremacy won the race and the winner's share of the $5,000 purse in a time of 1:12 1/5. The Matador came in second and Autumn Frost finished third.
The fifth race was yet another six furlong affair. The similarities did not stop there as Tip Toe won the race in the same time as the preceding race, 1:12 1/5. The race was the Lorraine Berry Sprint Classic with a $4,000 purse. Belden's Bluff finished second and See Jane Run finished third.
The sixth race – the Carlton "Ital" Dowe Handicap Cup for a $3,800 purse – was seven furlongs. C-Flex won the race. El Cocodrillo came in second and Flash Laru finished third.
The ninth and last race of the day was five furlongs long. It was the Cora Christian Native Handicap Cup with a purse of $2,500. Mountain Man beat the field of four horses. Bun Ah Ting finished second and Nysha came in third.
The racetrack in the Estate Bovoni community is celebrating its twentieth year this month as Carnival is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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