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August 22, 2014
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Woodbine wins for Barbadians


Patrick Husbands and Juan Crawford were among the list of winning jockeys on Wednesday's 10-race, mid-week card at the Woodbine Racetrack.

Husbands pushed his track-leading money earnings closer to the CAN $5 million mark when he steered the 4-5 favourite Bear's Pearl to victory in the sixth race over 1,200 metres on the Polytrack.

Husbands kept Bear's Pearl, a four-year-old, grey filly, in range in the CAN $17,000 sprint event before producing her in the upper stretch to draw away and finish three-wide under a hand ride for a time of one minute, 09.84 seconds.

It was the 78th victory of the season for the ace Barbadian reinsman, who now trails Luis Contreras by 14.

Crawford slammed an 11-strong field, when he piloted the 14-1 outsider Go Shermin Go to a win in the CAN $16,500 eighth race over 1,400m on the all-weather track.

A well-regarded jockey in Barbados, Crawford hustled the four-year-old, dark bay gelding to an early lead and set a pressured pace on the backstretch before Go Shermin Go blew the competition away on the turn and widened when asked in the stretch to finish in one minute 23.97 secs.

This was only the ninth success for Crawford at Canada's leading racetrack this season.

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