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Top Shelf finish
In one of the closest finishes since the return of racing on June 30, after a three-month break because of the coronavirus, Top Shelf (Anthony Thomas on the inside) was able to thwart the late burst of Enuffisenuff (Omar Walker) in the ninth of 10 races on the Sunday (July 5) card at...... Read More

Analysis of race day —Saturday, July 4, 2020
Apprentice Oshane Nugent piloting the Steven Todd-trained 10-year-old El Cliente , took the widest path at the top of the home stretch. El Cliente galloped into the lead and ran well from that point...... Read More

DenDen provides a win for chance rider Andre Martin
Patience and consistency paid off for the connections of DenDen as the three-year-old bay colt picked up his first win in a maiden special weight contest travelling seven furlongs (1,400m) on Saturday (July 4).... Read More

Racing pictorial fo Saturday, July 4, 2020

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

Formal Fashion on his way home after being declared a late nonstarter. (Photos: Naphtali Junior)Duke being saddled by trainer Gary Subratie (stooping).Apprentice Ramon Nepare (left) holding court with veterinarian Dr Sophia Ramlal. Read More

India worried T20 World Cup delays could impact IPL start date

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India's cricket leaders are becoming impatient with the world body's delays in deciding w hether the Twenty20 World Cup will go ahead this year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Pacemaker debate sets hearts racing after Serpentine's Derby win

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— The silence that greeted Emmet McNamara and shock winner Serpentine from the few able to attend the Epsom Derby reflected the surreal atmosphere conjured up by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Serpentine gives O'Brien record eighth win in 'surreal' Epsom Derby

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Serpentine sprang a huge surprise to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a record eighth Epsom Derby on Saturday in front of deserted stands due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Love conquers the English Oaks to pull off Classic double

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Love added the Oaks to the 1000 Guineas in sublime style on Saturday (July 4) at a deserted Epsom to become the first since her Aidan O'Brien stablemate Minding in 2016 to do the... Read More

Ghaiyyath eclipses Enable

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

ESHER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Trainer John Gosden said he was thrilled as Enable began her bid for a historic third victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with a respectable second in the Group One Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Sunday (July... Read More

England's Mishriff powers home in French Derby

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

CHANTILLY, France (AFP) — English colt Mishriff powered clear of a tight field on the Chantilly home straight on Sunday (July 5) to lift the Prix du Jockey-Club and the 1.5-million euro (US$1.68 million) purse. Read More

Returning Wow Wow faces toughest test to date

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

Wow Wow, champion two-year-old from last season, steps out of his age group for the first time and faces what is his toughest task to date in a Non-Restricted Overnight Allowance event going six-and-a-half furlongs (1,300m) at Caymanas Park today. Read More

Baltusrol, Father Patrick tipped for six-and-half-furlong romp

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 4 2020    

After finishing second to stable companion Universal Boss, Baltusrol should have no problems in putting away rivals in a Restricted Allowance... Read More

Balding bids to add another Derby fairytale to family story

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Trainer Andrew Balding grew up surrounded by memorabilia of his father Ian's 1971 Epsom Derby champion Mill Reef , and today he hopes Kameko will emulate him in winning the... Read More

Green Gold Rush, King Arthur given another chance

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 3 2020    

Eleven runners are down to compete in a Restricted Allowance event over one mile (1,600m) on Sunday (July 5) at Caymanas Park. The race gives especially the duo of Green Gold Rush and King Arthur ... Read More


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