Horse Racing

Bigdaddykool, Will In Charge set to clash again

Provisional nominations for the $1.3 million Governor General's Stakes over 10 furlongs (2,000m) pit a possible matchup of Bigdaddykool and the much-improved Will In Charge . Read More

A rare winner for apprentice Linton Steadman
He may have fallen under the radar for the couple of months, but a fighting win aboard Pizarro in the 10th race last Saturday could be the turnaround that Linton Steadman needs.... Read More

Twelve horses claimed
Twelve horses were claimed on the 12-race programme at Caymanas Park last Saturday.... Read More

Loose cannon returns with eye-catching run
The speedy Loose Cannon returned to competitive racing from a six-month break with an eye-catching run last Saturday, winning a Restricted Stakes event over five and a half furlongs (1,100m) by over two lengths in a time of 1:05.4.... Read More

Apprentice Anthony Thomas still boiling

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

The 25-year-old apprentice Anthony Thomas has been very busy accumulating winners and enhancing his status as one of the discoveries of this racing season. Read More

Photo: BAD DAY

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Punters considering their next options after a difficult day at the betting windows on Saturday last at Caymanas Park. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Read More

A happy winning birthday for Shamaree Muir

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Jamaican jockey Shamaree Muir celebrated his 23rd birthday in style, winning the 36th running of the CAN$50,000 Sturgeon River Stakes on the last race day for the 2017 season at Northlands Park racetrack in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday. Riding... Read More

Rough day for punters

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Last Saturday was an excruciating day at the betting windows for punters at Caymanas Park as well as the over 60 off-track betting parlours strewn across the island. Read More

Donald Trump proves a godsend for British bookmakers

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Donald Trump is proving such a good source of income for British bookmakers that one bookie has a department solely devoted to bets related to the US president. Read More

English Racing: Capri motors to St Leger, emulates Nijinsky

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Capri delivered jockey Ryan Moore his first English St Leger on Saturday to become the first horse since the legendary Nijinsky in 1970 to achieve the Irish Derby/St Leger... Read More

Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, dies

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 USA Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realising her ailing father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95. Read More

Red-hot apprentice

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Despite a second win in the day's Kenneth Mattis OD Memorial Trophy feature by Superluminal, it was the in-form claiming apprentice Anthony Thomas, who hoisted himself on centre stage on the 12-race programme with four winners at Caymanas Park yesterday. Read More

The lot of outriders

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 15 2017    

The job of outrider at Caymanas Park involves maximum contact with horses. Outriders must possess excellent riding skills, a keen understanding of how horses behave, and a very good knowledge of all aspects of the racetrack. Read More

When one door closes, another opens

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 15 2017    

The popular Jamaican saying “When one door closes, another opens,” can be effectively applied to veteran horseman, Joseph Thomas. Read More

CHACE THE GREAT: The fastest of them all

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 15 2017    

The standard in sprinting is now being set by the bred in utero Chace The Great. Read More


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