Horse Racing

Nelson disqualified again, injured

NELSON… I am riding in good
form and bringing home the
winners, but it is just like one
of those bad periods that I am
going through. (PHOTO:

AS the fear of suspension looms over his head from previous infractions, champion jockey Dane Nelson landed in further trouble with the stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) on Saturday. To add to Nelson’s woes he sustained an injury to his right knee while aboard Brussel Sprout. ... Read More

BROWN…. I feel like I am in heaven as this is a dream come
true for me. In the background is trainer Roy Matthews Good to win but no time to relax — Jockey Dennis Brown
SATURDAY November 22, 2014 will be forever etched on the mind of jockey Dennis Brown. It was on tha ... Read More

Long Running Train returning to be unsaddled with Richard Mairs.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2014 As the two-year-old season continues to unfold, the juveniles seem to be ... Read More

Campesino (Paul
Francis) winning
his second
consecutive race
WELLINGTON) Campesino in good nick
MUCH was expected of the born in utero Campesino (Compadre -- Yaella) but after flashes of brillianc ... Read More


Tuesday, November 25, 2014    


All that needs to be said here is MEOW! MEOW! (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More

Showers of 'Blesstine' at the Park

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Jockey Dennis Brown (left) embraces trainer
Roy Matthews after the massive upset
victory at odds of 506-1 aboard Blesstine at
Caymanas Park yesterday.

If journeyman jockey Dennis Brown and trainer Roy Matthews had their way, promoting company for racing Caymanas Track Limited would have to buy a new tote board. The tote board at the Park is only able to show odds up to 99 to one. Well, Brown who has been out of the racing for over 10 years and who only returned to the saddle last week, combined with Matthews to produce one of the longest odds winners in the history of racing at Caymanas Park which started in 1959, setting the cat among the pi ... Read More

Yesterday's horse racing results

Sunday, November 23, 2014    


Track Condition : Dirt : Good NOTE: Dividends are based on a J$50.00 bet for Win,Place,Exacta,Quinella,Double,Triple & Pick-4. All other bets J$5. Race 1 1820 M (Purse $715,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE Pos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place 1. #3 JUNIOR DON DaneNelson 53.0 *1/4 67.00 67.00 2. #4 SMART TRAIN GSergeon 51.0 9/2 5 1/2 79.00 3. #7 ROVING STAR LBailey 53.0 10/1 13 85.00 4. #2 MISS ADDI DAThomas 50.5 57/1 16 ... Read More

Emerging Campesino faces stern test in Gladiator Trophy feature

Saturday, November 22, 2014    

Traditional Prince, a favourite for today’s Gladiator Trophy feature, in action at Caymanas Park

Following several near misses in his short racing career, the Philip Feanny-conditioned Campesino showed on last that he could now be developing into a worthwhile racing prospect. His prospect of continuing his progress could be severely tested today when he competes in a smaller but dynamic field of seven going 1,400 metres in the day's Gladiator Trophy feature. Campesino showed much promise before turning four, but as a four-year-old, seemed to hit a few bumps along the way until a week ago ... Read More

Kibbeisha Little - Impacting a male dominated endeavour

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF REPORTER | Friday, November 21, 2014    

LITTLE... now
the assistant
trainer with
Patrick Lynch. Right: Kibbeisha Little taking care of
the racing equipment after a

THE training of horses for thoroughbred racing at Caymanas Park has been traditionally male-dominated with very few exceptions. Racing fans will always remember the great Eileen Cliggott, an English woman who posted in excess of 300 winners over a 25-year period. Cliggott, in addition, to training horses managed a stud farm and was responsible for training and grooming of a number of top-notch riders including Donovan 'Bug' Lindo and Karl Brown. Cliggott's prominent place in racing history is ... Read More

It's a 'Wassy' Gold Cup

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Keson Ferguson, purchasing manager at Alex's Import Ltd (standing) speaking at the launch of
the Wassy Bikes Gold Cup last Tuesday at Caymanas Park. Looking on is Cedric Stewart of
Caymanas Track Limited.

ALEX'S Import Limited, through its brand Wassy bikes, has taken over the sponsorship of the Gold Cup Race Day, it was announced at a press conference at Caymanas Park on Tuesday. The December 6 race card will feature the 43rd running of the Wassy Bike Gold Cup, a Grade One event for three-year-olds and upward going over seven furlongs (1,400 metres) for a purse of $1.5M (inclusive of $400,000 from the sponsor). The day will in addition be highlighted by the annual staging of the Andrew HB Agui ... Read More

Bubbling Angeline retires from racing

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, November 21, 2014    

Bubbling Angeline in action at Caymanas Park earlier this year

Top-class three-year-old Bubbling Angeline has been retired from competitive racing. Bubbling Angeline, during her racing career which lasted just over one year, gained the reputation for being a quality sprinter. Owner of the Blue Pepsi Lodge-Miss Angeline chestnut filly, Howard Hamilton confirmed the retirement of his horse stating circumstances had dictated his course of action. "Bubbling Angeline has a chip bone in her knee. She could have been operated on, but I did not want to mess with ... Read More

What They Say! - Barrington Dawes

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Barrington Dawes

When did your start your career as a trainer? My career as a trainer started in 1970. Before that I was a groom. I was around my father, James B Dawes who at that time was an owner at the Park and most times when he was away on other engagements he would leave me with the responsibility of taking care of his horses. With that experience and knowledge about the sport, becoming a trainer was never in doubt. Which horse was your first winner? I won my first race with a horse named Blue Relic wit ... Read More


Friday, November 21, 2014    


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 A Cut Above - Cant 9f Abbey Road (B) - Cant 9f Aldebaran - Cant 9f Ali Baba (B) - Cant 8f Gal Last 6f 1143 All That Matters - Cant 9f Strode Last 6f 1204 Alphaletta - Hacked Also Correct (B) - Cant 9f Asia's Dream - Cant 9f Bars Of Gold - Trotted Batidor De Mundo - Cant 8f Bigman Ting - Hacked Blesstine - Cant 9f Bold Aviator - Cant 8f Border Line - Cant 9f Boy Wonder - Cant 9f Brussel Sprout - Cant Out Str Gal Last 3f 382 Camouflage (B) - Cant 9f Candace - ... Read More

The Complete Racing Guide

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Far-striding filly Diamond Princess opens her winning account over 1,000 metres under
jockey Dane Nelson in a native-bred three-year-old maiden condition race at Caymanas
Park yesterday. (PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS)

RACE 1 MAIDEN CONDITION (3YOSONLY) 1820METRES/9FURLONGS+25YARDS 12:05 PM Form/No HORSE COMMENT ON PERFORMANCE & FORM RATING CHANCE 000 1 ALL FOR THE GLORY 5lts3rd to ItsMyBirthday in July,inconsIstent 15 Fclass 75% 000 2 MISS ADDI Very little ability unplaced in 7 races so far 15 Fclass 20% 332 3 JUNIOR DON 2lgths 2ndNoMoneyFriend,stays trip well 38 Eclass 94% 400 4 SMART TRAIN Very little ability unplaced in 13 races so far ... Read More



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