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Anthony Radcliffe makes exercise riders race his own

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Long before the rising of the morning sun, before the rest of the world stirs, exercise riders are at the race track working horses and making themselves present when needed for duties.

Every now and then, these riders get an opportunity to display their skills in the saddle in specially designated races offered by the promoting company.

One such exercise riders' race, which is usually at the $180,000-claiming level over four furlongs (800m), was run on Wednesday last (December 12, 2018) with Song On Track, ridden by Anthony Radcliffe coming out victorious.

Song On Track got a beautiful start from the number 11 post and immediately shot to the lead over rivals and held it to the wire.

Song On Track won by a length and a half in a time of 48.2. Timeforacat finished second with King Nebarue third.

Radcliffe, who was winning this race for the fourth time from as many rides, was again overjoyed with the victory.

“Tremendous feeling. It is something that I can't really explain. “It is a great feeling to win these races and at the same time I get a chance to show everyone that I am capable enough and that I can get the job done.

“The win was very comfortable as I had no problems and I give thanks to the connections for the ride and my supporters as well who are behind me and to God for a safe trip,” Radcliffe said.

Radcliffe then shared his lifelong dream of becoming a jockey.

“I am in racing for more than five years. I know that I have the ability and talent to become a good jockey and I know how to communicate with the horses well. This is the move in the right direction for me as I will continue the hard work,” he promised.

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