Horse Racing

Trainer George Edwards – a winner after 10 years

Observer writer

Friday, January 18, 2019

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RACE horse owner/trainer George Edwards returned to the winner's enclosure after 10 years as a trainer by saddling Anaso to victory in the third race of the 10-race card at Caymanas Park last Saturday.

Anaso, ridden by jockey Robert Halledeen achieved his win in a maiden condition race for four-year-olds and upward as the 3/2 favourite over 1,200 metres in a time of 1:15.3. This was Anaso's second race after making his racing debut on Boxing Day (December 26, 2018) when finishing just short of the frame after getting away slowly from the gates going 1,000 metres round.

Anaso was however sharply away the second time of asking and presented trainer Edwards with his first since 2009. Edwards who began as a licensed trainer in 1992 has visited the winner's enclosure several times during his absence as trainer by having other winners unsaddled as an owner in the claiming ranks.

“Now, I am back as trainer and I have a good feeling as the pleasure of the win lies really in getting this horse to race at this stage and become a winner. He is a four-year-old but only came under my care for just over year and Anaso had a number of problems which prevented it from racing much earlier. He had tendon problems. However, at this stage much of his problems have been addressed and by that, I believe that he is going places as he is a fairly well-bred bay colt by Distorted from a Footloose II mare Slim Ting bred by Mark and Susan Wates,” Edwards shared.

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