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RACING NEWS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

Justsaytheword a rare winner for Andre Martin Read More

Trainer Ian Parsard continues his elite 2020 form with two winners
In the absence of spectators, including owners, there is a stark reality that something is terribly amiss in terms of the current lack of atmosphere as the second day of spectator-less races under anti-coronavirus restrictions unfolded.... Read More

It was really different without spectators — Dane Nelson
Turning for home without the sound of fans vociferously screaming and shouting from the stands, and posing in the winners' enclosure flanked by only photographers with no applause from racegoers were all new aspects of racing experienced for the first time by leading rider Dane...... Read More

A Caymanas lick and a coronavirus lick at the same time – Gregory Park businessman
Desmond “Crazy D” Walker, owner of Crazy D Sports Bar located on Cottage Drive in Gregory Park, St Catherine, is bemoaning the shutdown of Caymanas Park along with the Off Track Betting (OTBs) parlours due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This he stated...... Read More

Legendary Barbadian jockey Venice 'Pappy' Richards is dead

Friday, April, 3 2020    

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was taken from the Barbados Nation newspaper. Reports reaching Nation News is that renowned Barbadian jockey Venice Richards died on Monday in Trinidad and Tobago, where he was residing for the past decade. Read More

'Toughest challenge I have faced in my life' — US top jockey Javier Castellano

Friday, April, 3 2020    

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was written by Bill Finley and was first published in the Thoroughbred Daily News.   Read More

Santa Anita joins list of postponed Kentucky Derby preps

Friday, April, 3 2020    

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Kentucky Derby prep is off — for now. Read More

Tiger Roll's historic Grand National bid back on... virtually

Friday, April, 3 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Tiger Roll will have his chance to become the first horse to win three-successive Grand Nationals in a computer-simulated version of the race next week. Read More

Sports across the world decimated by COVID-19 Wimbledon the latest

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, April, 3 2020    

Hot on the heels of the revelation that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be shifted to the summer of 2021, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced on Wednesday (April 1) that Wimbledon has been cancelled this year due to the seriousness of the coronavirus... Read More

Grooming horses is my way of living – Carlton Brown

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The grooming of horses, without doubt, is a challenging job that takes up a lot of time, hard work, and dedication. Read More

Racetrack businesses suffer

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Following the recent shutdown of racing operations at Caymanas Park due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many small business operators in communities near to the racetrack have been negatively affected by the situation. Read More

Racetrack closure affecting communities… suffering

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The community of Gregory Park is known as the racehorse epicentre of Jamaica. It is close to the racetrack, and the majority of grooms, jockeys, trainers, exercise riders, and others connected to the racetrack live in Gregory Park. Read More

Trainer Paul Charlton warned off, fined

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

On Thursday, March 12, 2020 the Jamaica Racing Commission, heard an appeal by trainer Paul Charlton, conditioner of the horse Miss Judy against the decision of the First Instance Tribunal, arising from a positive finding of the prohibited substance,... Read More

UNDER PRESSURE!

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The community of Gregory Park is known as the race horse epicentre of Jamaica. It is close to the racetrack, and the majority of grooms, jockeys, trainers, exercise riders, and others connected to the racetrack live in Gregory Park. Read More

Racing snaps for Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Let Them Fly (red silks) with Shane Ellis in the saddle able to get the job done over Oh Ha Light and Dane Dawkins. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)Trainer Marlon Anderson (right) in the process of saddling his charge Expeditious for a racing engagement. Read More



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