Horse Racing

Rio Cobre to flow in Overnight Allowance

Rio Cobre under Dick Cardenas canters home a lonely winner in
the three-year-old and upward Overnigt Allowance event over
1,000 metres round at Caymanas Park. (PHOTO:

THE lightly weighted Campesino has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favourite in the Overnight Allowance scamper at Caymanas Park today as the four-year-old seeks to end his winless streak in the $715,000 event. With no sponsored race on the programme, the Overnight Allowance, three-year-olds ... Read More

When did your start your career as a jockey? I started my career as a jockey on the September 8, 20 ... Read More

Princess Popstar Princess Popstar doing well in Trinidad
REIGNING Horse of the Year, Princess Popstar, who is now in the twin island republic of Trinidad and ... Read More

WHITE… I am looking into the matter of the grooms picking the
stalls with their bare hands rather than having gloves on to
reduce health risks. I have returned
Fabian 'Tally Man' White, who was president of the Groom's Association of Jamaica before migrating t ... Read More

'Juicy' carry-overs at the Park, Twilight 6 over $3m

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, August 22, 2014    

The tote board at Caymanas Park is expected to spin tomorrow.

It is not often that nearly all the exotic wagers at Caymanas Park are the beneficiaries of much coveted carryovers. Such though is the case as race fans prepare to conquer 11 tough races which are devoid of any cup race. Leading the enticement factor is the now very popular and much sought after Pick-6 bets. Main attraction of the two Pick-6 wagers is the relatively new Twilight 6, which has a whopping carryover of $3,303,119.62. Sales in the Twilight 6 which is always the second of the Pick- ... Read More

Apprentice O'Brien White falls again

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF WRITER | Friday, August 22, 2014    

WHITE... I fell from a horse
on Wednesday but it was
nothing serious
MULLINGS…has a broken
right leg

APPRENTICE O'Brien White, one of four riders to fall during the final race on last Saturday's 10-race programme, had to endure another tumble from the saddle, this time on Wednesday morning during the exercise period. Despite the setbacks and the obvious pain caused by the two spills, White is set to resume riding tomorrow. After being hospitalised due to muscle pains on Saturday, he has secured five rides on the 11-race card. "I feel good to be back in the saddle after that horrible fall. It ... Read More


Friday, August 22, 2014    

Dick Cardenas got his mojo back on Saturday last at Caymanas Park when
he rode four winners. Here he returns to the scales in triumphant mood
aboard Sachin.

51 Racedays - 499 Races Up to 16/08/2014 inclusive AGE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Unpl Starts Stakes($) 1. RELAMPAGO -c 3 3 5 1 0 0 9 $7,785,800 2. TALENTED TONY K -c 3 3 1 0 1 1 6 $5,331,400 3. BUBBLING ANGELINE -f 3 6 1 1 1 0 9 $3,722,700 4. RAEVEN RENAE -f 3 2 2 1 0 2 7 $3,523,000 5. *PETE'SWILDONE -c 4 4 2 2 0 3 11 $2,685,200 6. QUEEN PAULA -f 3 2 1 0 0 2 5 $2,541,600 7. *EL PODEROSO -h 5 2 6 4 0 2 14 $2,180,500 8. BLACK THORN -f 3 2 2 1 1 2 8 $2,055,700 9. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR -c 4 ... Read More


Friday, August 22, 2014    

OH ME, OH MY! Nothing can compare to genuine feminine beauty.

SATURDAY AUGUST 16 Abys Trackstar - Cant 9f Strode Last 3f 401 Also Correct - Cant 9f Gal Last 3f 364 Aunt Hilda - Cant 8f *Gal Last 4f 490 Classic Vogue (B) - Gate 5 Str. Gal 1st 4f 500 X 1031 Classy Prospect - Cant 8f Gal Last 3f 372 Dancing Mood (B) - Gate 5 Str. Gal 1st 4f 512 X 1062 Devil's Cat (C) - Cant 9f Strode Last 5f 1072 Dr. Dearest (B&) - Cant 9f Gal Last 3f 380 El Cliente - Cant 8f Gal Last 3f 372 easy Epic Zar - Cant 8f Strode Last 6f 1200 Exotic Gold (C) - *Gal Fla ... Read More


Friday, August 22, 2014    



Spills, an inevitable part of racing

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

The CTL ambulance speeding away to the medical post with injured jockeys

THE four-horse spill during Saturday's last race at Caymanas Park which left four riders on the ground is accepted as part and parcel of horse racing conducted at all of its many jurisdictions across the world. In its 50-odd years of operations, Caymanas Park has seen quite a few spills ranging from those without injuries to those where jockeys and horses have suffered injuries and in an unforgettable instance in 1999, one jockey, Alexander 'Coptic' Gopie, died when his mount Sagar buckled, cau ... Read More

Chalice Pipe smokes early

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Chalice Pipe winning his maiden race in style with Dick Cardenas.

The two-year-old races this season are bounding along without much fanfare. Most of the races offered are being filled and that is good. There, however, has been no non-winners of two races run as yet while no one horse has ignited the faithful. The first two-year-old race run around the turn, took place on Saturday when eight juveniles competed in a maiden event over five furlongs (1,000 metres) round. After a brief struggle for the lead involving Chalice Pipe and Playback, the former racing ... Read More

Mullings remains in hospital, White discharged

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Oniel Mullings
O’Brien White

Jockey Oneil Mullings, one of four riders to fall during the final race on last Saturday's 10-race programme at Caymanas Park, remains in hospital. Reports from Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) stated that Mullings is suffering from a minor fracture in the lower neck and also a fractured leg. Meanwhile, apprentice rider O'Brien White, who was also involved in the spill and also hospitalised, was sent home as he was said to be suffering from only minor muscle pains, which means that he should be ab ... Read More

Angeline is certainly bubbling now

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Trainer Philip Feanny really enjoying reading this text after the
victory by Bubbling Angeline. Could this text be coming from
some place in St Mary?

SHE must have been a major disappointment to her owner and trainer during her pursuit of glory in the longer Classic races earlier this year. Yet Bubbling Angeline, the three-year-old chestnut filly by Blue Pepsi Lodge -- Miss Angeline has regrouped under the guidance of Philip Feanny and is now one of the leading sprinters in the land, bar none. Her forte is indeed sprinting but Bubbling Angeline's performance on Saturday in Open Allowance company over six and a half furlongs (1,300 metres) f ... Read More

Trainer Steadman Curtis really stepping it up

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Jockey Robert Halledeen
piloting Step It Up to his
third consecutive victory.

QUIETLY without much fanfare, as is his nature, trainer Steadman Curtis is reaping the benefits of his long years of association with horse racing. Cutis notched his seventh winner for the season from 23 starts on Saturday last when Step It Up won over the five straight course in the top-claiming bracket. Steadily and with conviction, Step It Up has been climbing up the claiming ladder, racing as far down as $180,000 in February of this year. The long-time conditioner claimed Step It Up on ... Read More



Do you think an increase in JUTC bus fares is justified at this time?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon