07 Mar 2010Blog

Melnyk Celebrates Sterwins' Win in Gold Cup | BloodHorse.com

by Jonathan

In extreme heat and humidity and racing right-handed on a baked turf course, Sterwins, under expert handling by champion jockey Patrick Husbands, swung wide into the homestretch of the 1 1/8-mile event. He was up in the final sixteenth to win by about half a length over Bribon, last year`s Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner.

Owned and bred by Melnyk, a Canadian pharmaceutical entrepreneur who lives in Barbados, Sterwins ran the distance in a scorching 1:48 4/5, just one-fifith off the course record.

via Melnyk Celebrates Sterwins’ Win in Gold Cup | BloodHorse.com.