Horse Racing

Perfect Neighbour takes Lady Geeta Trophy

Reigning Derby winner Perfect Neighbour, after displaying his versatility by winning the
1,200-metre Lady Geeta trophy, returns to the winner’s enclosure with Dick Cardenas atop
yesterday at Caymanas Park. Perfect Neighbour won at odds of 3-1 and is trained by Wayne
DaCosta. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS) 

WITH a tremendous show of versatility, the reigning Derby winner Perfect Neighbour came with an electrifying burst of energy to win a 1,200-metre Lady Geeta Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. Although the time of 1:13:0 minutes was not impressive, the four-year-old dark bay colt by Natural Selectio ... Read More

Reigning Derby winner Perfect Neighbour, after displaying his versatility by winning the
1,200-metre Lady Geeta trophy, returns to the winner’s enclosure with Dick Cardenas atop
yesterday at Caymanas Park. Perfect Neighbour won at odds of 3-1 and is trained by Wayne
DaCosta.  Perfect Neighbour for Lady Geeta Trophy
NEIGHBOURLINESS has always been a commendable attribute in community living, and at the Caymanas Par ... Read More

Cold Ground romping to victory under leading jockey Dane Nelson at Caymanas Park recently. (Photo: Hurbun Williams) RACING GUIDE - April 19
RACE 1 $550-500,000 CLAIMING (3Y.O&UPWARDS)1600METRES/8FURLONGS 12:15 P.M Form/No HORSE COMME ... Read More

Queen Paula enters the racetrack to do
battle in the 1,000 Guineas. 2014 LEADING HORSES - STAKES
22 Racedays - 214 Races Up to 12/04/2014 inclusive AGE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Unpl Starts Stakes($) 1 ... Read More

Bigga back to sponsor Jamaica Oaks Race Day

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

(From second left) Enid Banton, Wisynco customer representative; Kimberly Lawson, brand
manager, and Keteisha McCulloch, marketing coordinator, hand over the Bigga Jamaica Oaks
trophy to Cedric Stewart, CEO at CTL, during yesterday’s Bigga Jamaica Oaks Race Day press
conference. Looking on is CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

WISYNCO Limited, through its brand Bigga Soft Drinks, will once again be the major sponsor of the 75th running of the Jamaica Oaks (Grade One), boasting a purse of $3 million, inclusive of $2 million from Bigga, it was announced at a press conference at Caymanas Park yesterday. The Bigga Jamaica Oaks will run in honour of the late Hilma M Veira, a former general manager at the Jamaica Racing Commission. Marketing co-ordinator at Bigga, Keteisha McCulloch, gave her company's commitment to horse ... Read More

Overnight racing programme for Saturday, April 19, 201 4

Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

Overnight racing programme for Saturday, April 19, 201 4

RACE 1 PURSE:$480,600 NB 4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (NW2) 1820M (9 FUR+25 YDS) 1.OH MY GRAND PA 4 V DCardenas-1 LClarke 53.0 2.SPICE 4 TL JErwin-4 NSmith 52.0 3.NANNYTHEREALTHING 4 TL DAThomas-1 PHylton 52.5 4.RAJ KAPOOR 4 TL J.N.E DChen 56.0 5.FLYING MIRACLE 4 L RLahoe2-1 GGriffiths 56.0 6.WINIT 4 ... Read More

Omar Walker wants a fresh start overseas

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Jockey Omar Walker looks to the heavens after winning his first Classic race,
the 2,000 Guineas on Talented Tony K.

FOUR-time champion jockey Omar Walker will depart the island on April 21 for Canada to begin a new chapter in his professional career. Walker said that the lack of support locally, especially from trainers, forced his decision to take up the reins overseas. "I just want to give Caymanas Park a break. I want to ride at a track where I am appreciated for my hard work. I just want a fresh start. I think that I deserve more than what I am getting here. "Over the years, I have been putting out the ... Read More

Talented tony K brings redemption to kirlew family

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

THE WINNERS! Winning owner, breeder and trainer of 1,000 Guineas winner
Queen Paula (in red shirt) gives hearty congratulations to his colleague after
Kirlew won the 2,000 Guineas with Talented Tony K.

When the offspring of Traditional - Ocean Liner was given the name Talented Tony K it was done to honour the memory of trainer Tony Kirlew who had gained the reputation of being a good young conditioner in the making. Tony was brutally slain by gunmen near his stables in a yet unsolved murder four years ago. As fate would have it, Talented Tony K has developed well and gave the Kirlew family especially trainer Lorne Kirlew, brother of Tony, a reason to smile and a reason to reflect. In a com ... Read More

2,000 Guineas - The Analysis

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Declaring War

IN a dramatic reversal of form, Talented Tony K ridden by Omar Walker and trained by Lorne Kirlew romped the 40th running of the Jamaica 2,000 Guineas. The team from the Observer's Complete Racing Guide analyses the outcome of the race. 1 - Rocketman - third Much was expected from this Shuffling Maddnes colt, so it was no surprise that he went off as the 6-5 favourite. Tracked the leader Talented Tony K for most of the race before getting close leaving the three-furlong marker and looked all ... Read More

Talented Tony K pointed to Derby

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

KIRLEW… I
have to think about the owners of Talented Tony K, and my task now is to find a
suitable replacement rider.
(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Trainer Lorne Kirlew says Lasix made a big difference, looking at travelling to Trinidad After his pulsating victory in the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday last, Talented Tony K will probably hit the track next in the second week of June when the Blue Riband, Jamaica Derby will be contested. That is the thinking of trainer Lorne Kirlew when he spoke with the Complete Racing Guide yesterday. "At present the plan is for Talented Tony K to race next in the Derby. I don't want to run him too often and ... Read More

Talented Tony K honours trainer Kirlew with win

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Lorne Kirlew (with chain around neck), trainer of
Talented Tony K, celebrates his first Classic victory in
the 2,000 Guineas at Caymanas Park yesterday.
(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

IN a bold front-running effort, Talented Tony K turned the 40th running of the 2,000 Guineas at Caymanas Park yesterday into a celebratory march in honour of slain conditioner Tony Kirkew, winning by seven lengths over Relampago with favourite Rocketman in third position. After finishing 19 lengths for ninth place to the Phillip Feanny-trained Rocketman in the Prince Consort stakes (Guineas Trial) over 1,400 metres, the Lorne Kirlew-trained three-year-old bay colt by Traditional-Ocean Liner b ... Read More

PHOTO: Classic 'Tony K'

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Jockey Omar Walker celebrates atop Talented
Tony K approaching the winning post in the 2,000
Guineas at Caymanas Park yesterday. See story
on Page 64. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Jockey Omar Walker celebrates atop Talented Tony K approaching the winning post in the 2,000 Guineas at Caymanas Park yesterday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Classic 'Tony K' --> Read More

Racing results for Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 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 1400 M (Purse $528,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO-NW4 ***MR. SENSATIONAL (1995)*** Pos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place 1. #1 THE PROFESSIONAL PFrancis 56.0 *2/5 70.00 55.00 2. #7 OVATION KPowell3 51.0 4/1 5 1/2 79.00 3. #5 AUDRE'S BLESSING JErwin 54.0 13/1 8 1/2 82.00 4. #2 J ... Read More

The Lark, Slip Saddle are Capital/Observer Tipsters' first-quarter winners

Saturday, April 12, 2014    

Egerton Chang (centre), managing director of Capital Betting and Wagering
Limited poses with Mark Orelue (left), champion tipster in the most wins
category, and Wayne McCulloch, champion tipster in the monetary category, in
the 2014 Capital Betting and Wagering Limited/Jamaica Observer Tipsters’
Competition at the Observer’s Beechwood Avenue address in Kingston on
Thursday. (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM)

Mark Orelue (The Lark) and Wayne McCulloch (Slip Saddle) emerged winners of the first-quarter in the 2014 Capital Betting and Wagering Limited/Jamaica Observer Tipsters' Competition. Both tipsters were rewarded with prize money of $10,000 each for their effort on Thursday at the Jamaica Observer's Beechwood Avenue address. Orelue, came out on top in the most wins category with 77 winners to take the incentive for the quarter. He was six winners clear of last year's overall champion, Donald Bah ... Read More



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