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STANLEY FINDLAY Looking to make another big impact

Observer staff reporter

Friday, February 09, 2018

Stanley Findlay, who began his training career in late 1960's, is one of the more popular figures at Caymanas Park with his numerous stories and anecdotes of racing in past years, but finding the winners have been a struggle for the veteran in recent times.

Findlay, who has over 100 winners under his belt, last won a race on December 9, 2017, with Benediction, ridden by Rayan Wilson. Prior to that, Findlay won with Pearlofmydream (Dane Dawkins) over two years ago on October 31, 2015.

“You have to have horses to win races. If you don't have any horses then you can't win any races. I only have one horse under my care at the moment. I had two horses, but I recently sold Pearlofmydreams as she wasn't performing all that.

“After I had won with her she just went the other way and so I didn't bother to waste any time with her. Only Benediction I have under my care at the moment and she is quiet right now,” Findlay told The Supreme Racing Guide.

Findlay said while he has only one horse, he is awaiting new arrivals for the 2018 season.

“I don't really have any immediate plans of getting horses. I mean, I don't normally go and ask people for horses or anything like that. I do the best that I can do with what I have and if a potential owner comes by, in which we can have respect for each other and I can get the job done, that's fine, but otherwise I am quite fine. I am relaxing at the moment,” the veteran conditioner said.

Without the slightest of a doubt, winning the 1987 Jamaica 2000 Guineas with the brilliant Monday Morning ( Pol Na Cree Jedal) was the highlight of Findlay's lengthy career as a conditioner.

“And by the way, I am going to make another impact on racing before my racing days are over,” the veteran trainer said.

“Wonderful…it was a wonderful feeling when I won the 2,000 Guineas. Everton Miller rode a brilliant race aboard Monday Morning, and I am forever grateful and happy for the win and that is a moment I will treasure forever. I will always remember that day. I am 70 young and will continue training horses till God is ready for me,” Findlay said emphatically with the usual broad smile on his face.