Horse Racing

Coming down in grade, Wartime obliges

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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Wartime , a six-year-old chestnut mare with a string of consistent performances in Overnight Allowance and high-claiming company but without a win, took a step down in grade and immediately smashed her way back into the winners' enclosure with victory in an optional claiming spread at Caymanas Park on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Margaret Parchment, the mother of Wartime's trainer Wayne Parchment, responded to questions after the victory.

“Well, it's pleasing. It is always pleasing when you win a race because racing is very expensive and you have to pay your bills like everybody else, so you are very happy when your horse wins; and she is one of my future broodmares — and that is something to look forward to.

“With Wartime it is about finding the right races for her to enter, but she's a sound horse and we may just have to wait on the right race as there are not many that are suitable to participate in successfully and to continue her racing career she may just have to step back up in class,” Parchment suggested.


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