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The Twilight-6 guaranteed payout increases to $2 million

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Following closely on the success of the Reggae-6 exotic wager, the promoting company for racing in Jamaica, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment (SVREL), announced yesterday that the Twilight-6 guaranteed payout will move from $1.5 million to $2 million. Read More

Two new categories in Quartley Championship

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) in collaboration with sponsor, the Australian-based BetMakers, have added two new categories for trainers to the incentive scheme for stakeholders — the Quarterly Championship. Read More

An 'Awesome' day for trainer Steven Todd

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, January, 22 2021    

SATURDAY, January 16, 2021 can only be described as an 'Awesome' day for young trainer, Steven Todd. Read More

Oshane Nugent, Anthony Thomas lead jockeys with six winners each after four race days

BY WES MARTIN Contributor | Friday, January, 22 2021    

Having won its last two starts convincingly against superior opposition, the opening event was a bit of a farce as Papa Albert confirmed a gift at odds of 4/5 by six lengths. The eight -year-old gelding has now scored in his last three races with combined margins of 18 lengths, thus... Read More

Father Patrick is the parish champion

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, January, 22 2021    

FATHER Patrick, a five-year-old bay gelded son of Nuclear Wayne conditioned for racing by trainer Ian Parsard, continues to demonstrate his growing talent under the watchful eyes of his conditioner. Read More

Forward march

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Even as the pandemic rages and England struggles to cope with a second strain of the coronavirus, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is still determined on having a camp in that country as it begins preparation for what will probably be the most hectic year in... Read More

Another Affair to win first time in Overnight

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, January, 22 2021    

THE Mortimer “Morty” Heron Memorial Cup is the feature event on the 10-race card tomorrow but main attention will be fixed on the three-year-old Non-Restricted Overnight Allowance event where 12 runners are down to take part going 8 furlongs (1,700m). Read More

Meet trainer Leroy Tomlinson

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Friday, January, 22 2021    

HE learnt his trade with the late great conditioner Kenneth “Kiddie” Mattis before joining and graduating from training school, and has since been plying his trade as a trainer of thoroughbred racehorses. Read More

Liverpool home run ended by shock Burnley defeat

Friday, January, 22 2021    

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom (AFP) — Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Anfield came to a stunning end as Ashley Barnes's late penalty earned Burnley a 1-0 win yesterday. Read More

Hemmings, Owens cop ACC awards after splendid

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Sprint hurdler Trishauna Hemmings of Clemson University won her second-successive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) track athlete of the week honours on Wednesday, while University of Virginia's compatriot Owayne Owens won his first after both Jamaicans produced outstanding performances at... Read More

J'cans Dunkley, Hewitt finish strongly in 200m at Clemson Invitational

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Jamaicans Delano Dunkley of the University of Georgia and Fabian Hewitt of Clemson University were first and second in the men's 200m on Saturday's second day of the two-day Clemson Invitational in South Carolina. Read More

Close JustBet odds as Manchester United face Liverpool in FA Cup

BY CHRISTOPHER SAWYERS Contributor | Friday, January, 22 2021    

ENGLAND'S world-famous knockout competition takes centre stage this weekend when the Reds, Manchester United and Liverpool square off for the second weekend running in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Read More

Ageing quarterbacks set NFL record

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, January, 22 2021    

THIS National Football League (NFL) postseason marks the first time five quarterbacks (QB) age 37 or older have ever started in the same play-offs in NFL history – Tom Brady (43), Drew Brees (42), Philip Rivers (39), Ben Roethlisberger (38) and Aaron Rodgers... Read More

NBA postpones two more games, announces 11 new players test positive

Friday, January, 22 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Memphis' NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said. Read More

Sexton's Cavaliers spoil debut of Brooklyn's Big Three

Friday, January, 22 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Collin Sexton scored a game-high 42 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a James Harden triple double and spoiled the debut of the Brooklyn Nets' Big Three with a 147-135 double overtime victory. Read More


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