SPORTS Ride away home, ‘Chinna’ BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter

|

SPORTS Ride away home, ‘Chinna’ BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter

SPORTS       Ride away home, ‘Chinna’      BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter

Friends and family came out in their numbers to pay their final respects for the life of top-notch jockey Hubert ‘Chinna’ Bartley at a service of thanksgiving held at the Waterford Seventh Day Adventist Church in Portmore, St Catherine, on Sunday. Bartley, who died on March 7, was laid to rest at the Dovecot Memorial Park in Spanish Town.

Female apprentice rider Natalie Berger, in her tribute on behalf of the racing industry, said that Bartley will be missed by the entire racing community.

“Bartley was a mentor to the younger riders at Caymanas Park. He taught many of us how to ride and equip ourselves. Bartley impacted tremendously on racing and many of us. He was one of the top riders in his time at the Park,” Berger said.

Bartley rode 751 winners from 3,349 mounts, with earnings of $35,118,576, which placed him in ninth position on the all-time jockeys’ list. His first winner was aboard Bold Venture and his last was Hail De King on October 25, 2014.

Bartley was known for his, ‘flat as a penny’ action while in the saddle and rode two Derby winners –

Poorlittlerichgirl (1991) and Mr Lover Lover (1997). In addition, he won six St Legers, the most by any rider.

Tamara Greene, Bartley’s cousin, in delivering the eulogy, which evoked much laughter at times, said that in addition to being a lover of racehorses, Bartley enjoyed fishing and swimming.

Funvibes Radio

Category: Trending
Copyright © 2019 Funvibes Radio. All Rights Reserved.
: :