Horse Racing

Dreamliner sets the standard

Dreamliner (Robert Halledeen) on his way to an easy win on Saturday in the Terremoto Trophy.
(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

THE Wayne DaCostaconditioned bay colt Dreamliner is setting the tempo as the anticipated two-year-old season began to pick up pace with the running of the Terremoto Trophy at Caymanas Park last Saturday. Dreamliner (Porto Santo - Golden Olympio) became the first horse of this batch to win two races ... Read More

Typewriter with jockey Ian Spence. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Typewriter returns in style
SPENCER Chung, trainer of Horse of the Year, Typewriter, says his charge is in fine fettle following ... Read More

THE COMBO! Jockey Shane
Ellis (left) and trainer Andrew
Nunes after another win. Racing guide photos - August 29
Calm and serene. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) THE COMBO! Jockey Shane Ellis (left) and trainer Andre ... Read More

Regally Bold with Wesley Henry winning, but was disqualified Double disqualifications
FIVE HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY Five horses were claimed on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park ... Read More

Typewriter returns in style

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing writer | Sunday, August 30, 2015    

Typewriter under Ian Spence leads home Timeforarms with Sadiki Blake astride
in the Nigel B Nunes Memorial Cup feature at Caymanas Park yesterday.
(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

IN a demonstration of pure class, Typewriter, two-time Horse-of-the-Year, came with an electrifying run three-wide off the pace to land the Nigel B Nunes Memorial Cup feature in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday. Coming off an eighth-month absence due to injury, Typewriter showed no sign of distress when putting away his six rivals by two lengths to complete his third consecutive victory in this Open Allowance event for three-year-olds and upward going over 1,820 metres. Veteran jockey Ian ... Read More

Spa Stunner!

Sunday, August 30, 2015    

Keen Ice (#7), with jockey Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American
Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in
Saratoga Springs, NY, yesterday. (PHOTO: AP)

NY, USA (AP) -- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes yesterday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at Saratoga Race Course. American Pharoah came into the race as the overwhelming favourite, but the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years lost the lead entering the far turn. He pulled closer to Keen Ice entering the stretch but was unable to muster the extra energy he usually finds to overtake the ... Read More

Superluminal stays as St Leger winner

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Superluminal

The Jamaica Racing Commission, on August 26, concluded an appeal by owner Derrick Smith against the decision of the Stewards to not disqualify Superluminal winner of the 10th race on the July 4. At the hearing which began on the July 20, the appellant submitted that the stewards wrongly decided not to disqualify Superluminal for causing interference and intimidation to the horse Seeking My Dream inside the final furlong of the race. The Commission, after viewing the patrol film of the race, he ... Read More

Ellis, Neive Graham, O'Shaun Connection combine for three-timer

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer racing writer | Friday, August 28, 2015    

Prolific Princess being eased down by jockey Shane Ellis to win the first race at
Caymanas Park yesterday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Former champion jockey Shane Ellis, trainer Neive Graham and popular owner O'Shaun Connection stole the spotlight at Caymanas Park yesterday as they combined to win three races on the nine-race programme. The formidable combination started in the first race when Ellis steered Prolific Princess to an easy 10-length victory in a maiden event for native-bred three-year-olds going over 1,200 metres. In the next race, Ellis was again brilliant in guiding Frankenstorm to another easy win going over ... Read More

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH - August 26

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Hologram
Shadow
claimed for
$350,000.

SIX HORSES CLAIMED ON WEDNESDAY Six horses were claimed on the nine-race programme at Caymanas Park on Wednesday. Frankenstorm, who romped home in the second race, was claimed by Rudolph Hardial for Faye Lee from Neive Graham for $180,000; Saint Theresa was taken from Raymond Townsend by Christopher Pierre for Silence for $180,000, and Herecomestrouble was claimed by Fitzgerald Richards for Collar from Gordon Davis for $180,000. Hologram Shadow, who won the third race, was claimed from Neive Gr ... Read More

Tracking Daniel for Henry Harrison Sr Memorial Cup

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, August 26, 2015    

A race in progress at caymanas park

THE Ryan Derby-trained Little Rhea looks certain to be among the front-runners to win the Henry George Harrison Snr Memorial Cup feature race at Caymanas Park today. It does possess the credentials to be so considered. However, with the presence of Royal Girl, Battle Song, Tracking Daniel and Uncle Chubby in the fray, the task will be challenging. The Henry George Harrison Snr could, therefore, develop into a worthy highlighter for share competitiveness. The Henry Harrison is the penultimate c ... Read More

Photo: Meru nips Cold ground

Tuesday, August 25, 2015    

Meru on the outside with Jevvanne Erwin about to nip Cold Ground (Aaron Richards) in Saturday's third race. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Meru on the outside with Jevvanne Erwin about to nip Cold Ground (Aaron Richards) in Saturday's third race. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More

Dr Graham Brown new president of Owners’ Association

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, August 25, 2015    

Dr Graham Brown (left) chats with Michael Bernard before the JROA annual
general meeting at the Altamont Court Hotel in New Kingston on
Sunday.(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON

Veterinarian Dr Graham Brown was elected president of the Jamaica Racehorse Owners' Association (JROA) after defeating outgoing president, Laurence Heffes, by four votes at the annual general meeting held at the Altamont Court Hotel in New Kingston on Sunday. Dr Brown received 12 votes, Heffes eight, while Dr Paul Wright, the other contender, got two votes from the 22 members present at the meeting. Dr Brown said the people voted for a change and believes he is the right person for the job. ... Read More

Markofaprince makes winning start

From the Horse's Mouth | Tuesday, August 25, 2015    

Above The Radar claimed for $180,000. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

SEVEN HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY Seven horses were claimed on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Above The Radar was claimed by Joseph Thomas for himself from Lawrence Freemantle for $180, 000, and Miss Dorothy was claimed by Neive Graham for O'Shaun Connection for $180,000 from the first race. In the third race, New Kingston was claimed from Wayne DaCosta by Clifford Atkinson (Jnr) for himself for $450,000, and Differentgeneration was taken by Phillip Lee for David Reid from C ... Read More

Buzz Nightmare cruises to victory in O&S Tack Room Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing Writer | Sunday, August 23, 2015    

Buzz Nightmare, under Ian Spence, runs out an easy
winner of the third running of the O&S Tack Room Trophy
feature at Caymanas Park yesterday. Buzz Nightmare is
trained by Philip Feanny. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)
Y e s t e r d a y ’ s

IT turned out be an evening stroll for the Philip Feanny-conditioned Buzz Nightmare as the bay colt easily brushed aside his nine rivals by two-and-three-quarter lengths to win the third running of the O&S Tack Room Trophy feature in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday. Buzz Nightmare, who was sent off as the 4-5 favourite, was off to his usual quick start but was held in second position by his rider Ian Spence behind the speedy Road Wi Seh (O'Brien White up) for the first 300 metres of t ... Read More



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