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Broke and alone – Master jockey Venice Richards should not have died the way he did

BY LANCE WHITTAKER | Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

Venice “Pappy” Richards is statistically the greatest jockey in southern Caribbean thoroughbred racing history, and the story of his death last week in Trinidad and Tobago is heartbreaking. Read More

Photo: ‘BLESSING IN DISGUISE’

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

Kerry-Lee Ricketts Read More

RACING SNAPS – on the exercise track despite suspension of races

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

Racing has been suspended indefinitely because of the novel coronavirus but horses are still exercising to keep fit.This the experts say is critical if horses are to remain fit and well. Read More

Punters and humour surround Virtual Grand National

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The virtual reality Grand National is attracting punters and humour alike, ahead of it stepping out of the shadows and for once taking centre stage on Saturday last. Read More

Virtual Grand National raises spirits and real cash for NHS

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former Wales rugby star Jonathan Davies wanted one small matter cleared up as part-owner of the big race-winner Potters Corner at Aintree last Saturday: “So is there Virtual Grand National prize... Read More

'It's quite eerie': Horses race on in Australia, Asia

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Punters in the UK had to make do with a Virtual Grand National last weekend, but in Australia and Asia they are still able to enjoy a flutter on the real thing, albeit only online. Read More

Cheltenham defends decision to race despite virus fears

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Cheltenham Festival organisers have defended their decision to go ahead with the event, after fears were raised that the mass gathering helped spread coronavirus around Britain. Read More

Tennis stars to do battle online in virtual Madrid Open

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

Madrid, Spain (AFP) — The likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could be set to face each other online, after the cancelled Madrid Open tennis tournament announced it will run a virtual competition later this month. Read More

Bayern Munich resume training

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

Berlin, Germany (AFP) — Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich resumed training yesterday for the first time since the German league was suspended due to the novel coronavirus disease pandemic, but the players were put through their paces in small groups and maintained... Read More

Tyler Gaffalione continues good form at Gulfstream Park in Florida

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

Tyler Gaffalione continued his hot start for the spring/summer meet at Gulfstream Park on Sunday last by riding three winners, giving the 25-year-old rising star a total of 13 victories for the first four days. Read More

Massive dip in horse racing wagering in United States

Tuesday, April, 7 2020    

Perhaps the most surprising number in the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators, released April 3 by Equibase, is that pari-mutuel handle is down only one per cent for the first quarter of 2020. Read More

Jordan Scott lands ACC Indoor Field Performer of the Year Award

Monday, April, 6 2020    

Jamaican triple jumper Jordan Scott has won yet another post-season award after he took the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Indoor Field Performer of the Year honour for the 2020 Indoors season earlier this week. Read More

Howell wants SOJ to be up and ready when COVID-19 ceases

Monday, April, 6 2020    

IT'S a case of down but not out for Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) as the sporting body, along with others in the island and around the globe, continues to grapple with the debilitating impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Lara recalls famous Test victory in COVID-19 fight

Monday, April, 6 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Legendary left-hander Brian Lara has recounted how the storied meeting with two close friends in the wee hours of the final day of the third Test against Australia in 1999 here helped propel West Indies to a historic win, as he urged the region to find... Read More

'WAIT AND SEE'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 6 2020    

Uncertainty remains as to whether the remainder of the high schools' sporting calendar will be completed due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association... Read More



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