Horse Racing

Breeders on edge

The directors of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) are scheduled to meet this morning (Tuesday January 16, 2018) to discuss the 'removal' of the long-standing breeder's bonus payment on a number of races by the promoting company, Supreme Ventures... Read More

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SUPER GLITTERMAN, LET IT SNOW RELEASE MAIDEN TAGS... Read More

Wilson ...with some help
Claiming apprentice Oneil Scott won the native-bred three-year-old maiden condition race on Saturday aboard the 7-1 betting option Wilson, trained by Richard Azan, after losing by a nose in a stirring stretch battle with Yaya's Dream (Omar Walker).... Read More

RACING PHOTOS - January 16, 2018
This young lady (blue blouse) waiting eagerly for that important call, while her friend looks on keenly.These two punters ponder their next move.... Read More

My Elle Belle tries a second time

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Two three-year-old events, one a maiden and non-winners of two race and the other a maiden condition event, are sure to grab attention during the unfolding of the first mid-week race card tomorrow at Caymanas Park. Read More

Horse of the Year voting gets under way

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Voting for the 2017 Horse of the Year starts this week. Read More

Photo: BREEDERS ON EDGE

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Some members of the executive of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) at their annual general meeting last year. At centre is president, Howard Hamilton, at right, vice president Peter John Asher and executive member Dr Paul Wright. Today (Tuesday January 16), the TOBA... Read More

Taking the 'Spotlight'

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

With no trophy races being offered on the 10-race programme, the Gary Griffiths-owned and trained Shining Light stole the spotlight by romping home in the top-rated Overnight Allowance event at Caymanas Park yesterday. Read More

Bombs Away

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Saturday, January, 13 2018    

Loose Cannon, a chestnut colt by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of the Market Rally mare Devil Woman, will seek to begin his four-year-old campaign when he takes on a fit field of Overnight Allowance runners to highlight a trophyless 10-race card at Caymanas Park today. Read More

Exotic Wagers

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

Sunrise 6 (Races 1-6)Race 1) Yaya's DreamRace 2) Twilight Dreams/Honey RydaRace 3) Super Glitterman/DallasRace 4) El Numero Uno/Court Call/Lazza Read More

GATE TEST

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, January, 12 2018    

Despite pelting rain, the quest to find the next champion jockey started on Wednesday last for 47 youngsters, including five young ladies, at Caymanas Park. The popular gate test was organised by the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), administrators of the jockeys' programme. The gate test... Read More

“Murphy's Law” no longer applies — as all is well

Friday, January, 12 2018    

Any trainer with fewer than 10 horses under his care, who can post two winners from that barn from as many starts, must be hopeful for a promising season. One such trainer is Dale Murphy. Read More

Lici's Pepsi yet to show her true worth — Patrick Fong

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, January, 12 2018    

Veteran trainer Patrick Fong is of the view, especially following Lici's Pepsi's commanding victory at the races last Saturday, that his good — looking three-year-old dark bay filly is yet to show her true worth. Read More

Unveiling the 'fashion'

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, January, 12 2018    

Following Fashionista's impressive victory in a maiden special weight event last Saturday, jockey Dick Cardenas believes the Anthony Nunes-conditioned bay filly can play a big role in the upcoming native-bred three-year-old Classic races, especially in... Read More

Zephyr — late developer makes her mark

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, January, 12 2018    

Zephyr's status of a horse of good merit was confirmed last Saturday when the five-year-old chestnut mare showed maturity, fighting spirit and determination in capturing the $1.15 million St Catherine Cup feature in a nail-biting finish involving three horses desperately trying to reach... Read More



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