Horse Racing

Old stager Campesino gets back on track

The aged warrior Campesino took only three starts after a long layoff to find himself in the winners' enclosure again. Read More

Play your cards right with Poker Star
After going winless in almost 25 months due mostly to injuries, Poker Star found his footing with a thunderous run to signal his return to form when winning at the Overnight Allowance level on June 16.... Read More

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Following major changes to its tote operating system at Caymanas Park over the last few weeks, the promoter of local horse racing, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), says it is now ready to usher in a new era in betting.... Read More

Sagicor Bank saddles up for St Leger run

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 20 2018    

Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited announced its entry into horse racing sponsorship as the full-service financial institution partners with Supreme Venture Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) to stage the 92nd running of the Jamaica St Leger. Read More

Queen Of The Harbour provides a happy birthday for trainer Donovan Plummer

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, July, 20 2018    

Queen Of The Harbour produced a last-gasp but devastating stretch run on the outside to land the gambit with a 14-1 upset run in a maiden condition race for native-bred three-year-old fillies named after trainer Fitzroy Glispie to celebrate the birthday of owner/trainer Donovan Plummer... Read More

Change of equipment made the difference for Sir Jhunjhun Wala – trainer

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, July, 20 2018    

Trainer Howard Jaghai believes that the change in equipment was a major factor in his charge Sir Jhunjhun Wala 's mild upset win in the the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers' Association Trophy at 7/1 at Caymanas Park on Saturday last (July... Read More

BETTING GAMING AND LOTTERIES TROPHY – a springboard for thoroughbreds

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, July, 20 2018    

Many of the seven horses who participated in the 2017 Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Trophy (Open Allowance — 5 furlongs) have gone on to achieve even greater glory later in their respective racing careers. Read More

CHACE THE GREAT dances to the Reggae beat

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, July, 20 2018    

After going winless in his last four outings, reigning sprint champion Chace The Great reignited the sparks with a blistering run to signal his return to form when winning the Reggae Trophy feature at Caymanas Park on Saturday (July 14, 2018). Read More

Lightning Lily comes good in Overnight

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 20 2018    

After Lightning Lily's recent encouraging win in high claiming ($550,000 - $500,000), it was revealed by that the bay filly will be heading for the breeding shed early next year. However, her fighting win in the top-rated Overnight Allowance event on Wednesday must have had her... Read More


Friday, July, 20 2018    

MY BEIRUT ANNOUNCES SAGICOR ST LEGER PARTICIPATIONThe Richard Azan-conditioned My Beirut announced his presence for the Sagicor Jamaica St Leger, the final leg in the Triple Crown, with a powerful four-and-a-half length win in a Restricted Allowance event on... Read More

US Triple Crown winner Justify under observation at Del Mar

Friday, July, 20 2018    

DEL MAR, California (AP) — US Triple Crown winner Justify has relocated to Del Mar where trainer Bob Baffert is keeping him under observation after swelling in his left front ankle emerged two weeks ago. Read More

Trainer Lorne 'Georgie' Kirlew scores refreshing double

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 20 2018    

Two winners on Saturday's 11-race programme were a welcome change of fortune for Classic winning trainer Lorne Kirlew. Powerful Red and Bubbling Princess brought the 2014 2000 Guineas winning trainer seasonal total to just three. Read More

Secret Traveller in romp

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, July, 20 2018    

After scoring a fighting win on last in high claiming ($550,000-$500,000), Secret Traveller showed tremendous improvement in a teasing front-running display to dispatch a good field of Overnight Allowance runners going nine furlongs... Read More


Friday, July, 20 2018    

Despite being splattered all over with sand, jockey Odeen Edwards cannot hide his joy after winning on Agnes T in the last race on Wednesday. (Photos: Bryan Cummings) Read More


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