Sports

Apprentice Daniel Thompson jumps out of lion's den

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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THE latest member of the group of 21 new apprentices to jump out of the lion's den of losing is Daniel Thompson.

The Clarendon native who for a lack of assistance failed to complete his academic ambitions and had to turn to becoming a jockey out of necessity, smartly took the 8/5 favourite Awesome Cat across the finishing line by 1 lengths to win the seventh race on Monday's Heroes Day (October 15, 2018) race card at Caymanas Park. It was Thompson, ninth ride in his career.

“Winning is a feeling of encouragement, not one of satisfaction” were the wise words from Thompson when he returned to the winners' enclosure.

He then added: “When I came to Caymanas Park, it was to make a career for myself by becoming a jockey as in all other efforts that I attempted, I seemed to have failed, although that was four-five years ago before deciding to come to Caymanas Park by the invitation of the brother of a former jockey. Since taking up the profession of riding, I have settled into some serious work and sacrifices where eating a balanced meal because for me eating properly, working hard and regularly showing up for early morning working of horses while maintaining a steady riding weight are disciplines which are required for consistency of purpose and to get winning rides.”

Thompson also had words of thanks for his apprentice master trainer Ian Parsard, the connections of Awesome Cat and all those who have assisted him thus far in his short riding career.

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