Behind Belmont Long Shot, a Quirky and Bold Trainer

GUYANA COMING BACK – DAVE MARTINS & THE TRADEWINDS

Behind Belmont Long Shot, a Quirky and Bold Trainer

By COREY KILGANNON  – New York Times
Published: June 7, 2012

“Dood!” cried the former jockey , shaking the hand of Doodnauth Shivmangal.

“Dood!” yelled the reporters chasing down Mr. Shivmangal in the backstretch of Belmont Park on Thursday to ask him if he really thought his horse Guyana Star Dweej had a real shot in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

His colt has the longest odds in the field, but Mr. Shivmangal — whose nickname is not to be confused with the ubiquitous casual greeting “Dude,” but rather a shortening of his first name — vowed that his horse would “show you what a cheap horse can do.   [more]

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