Horse Racing

Showers of 'Blesstine' at the Park

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 wh ... Read More

Campesino Yesterday's horse racing results
Track Condition : Dirt : Good NOTE: Dividends are based on a J$50.00 bet for Win,Place,Exacta,Quine ... Read More

Traditional Prince, a favourite for today’s Gladiator Trophy feature, in action at Caymanas Park
recently. (PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS Emerging Campesino faces stern test in Gladiator Trophy feature
Following several near misses in his short racing career, the Philip Feanny-conditioned Campesino sh ... Read More

LITTLE... now
the assistant
trainer with
Patrick Lynch. Right: Kibbeisha Little taking care of
the racing equipment after a
race. Kibbeisha Little - Impacting a male dominated endeavour
THE training of horses for thoroughbred racing at Caymanas Park has been traditionally male-dominate ... 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

Champion jockey Dane Nelson appeals three-day suspension

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Dane Nelson after his
win on Danos La Paz,
last Saturday at the Park.

  With just nine racedays to go in the year, the race is truly on between reigning champion Dane Nelson and Dick Cardenas for championship honours with Nelson the odds on favourite to win and become the champion jockey three years in succession. But his quest for a third championship may not rest solely on his shoulders or the exploits of his main rival. Nelson after finishing second on Saturday on the Richard Azan trained Cheers was subsequently disqualified and placed fifth for causing ... Read More

Percy Williams to leave on Friday for Trini assignment

BY LENKY SILVER | Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Percy Williams after his win on
Campesino. (PHOTO: JOSEPH

The man known at the 'gate master' Percy Williams is expected to depart for Trinidad this Friday to fulfil his riding assignment on Princess Popstar on Saturday, November 29. Williams was recently asked to ride the Horse of the Year in a nine furlong event dubbed the Caribbean Champion Stakes when he will come up against the likes of the world renowned Frankie Dettori, the former Godolphin stable jockey. "Yes the plan is to leave here on Friday next for Trinidad to work Princess Popstar on S ... Read More


Tuesday, November 18, 2014    


moment for the Darby family as father Robert (left) presents son Ryan with a gift package following the win by Saint Mary on Saturday on the United Racehorse Trainers’ Association sponsored raceday. Robert is the treasurer of the association. Read More

Tracking Changes Of Equipment

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Lady Sangeeta winning easily with Shane Ellis (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 LADY SANGEETA MAKES WINNING START The WB Racing-owned two-year-old dark bag filly Lady Sangeeta (Blue Pepsi Lodge - En Vogue by French Champagne) showed signs of ability when running for the first time on Saturday. With Shane Ellis riding for trainer Patrick Chang, Lady Sangeeta ran out an easy winner two-and-three-quarter lengths winner at the maiden level in a time of 1:15:4 minutes for the 1,200-metre event. Good start by the filly, so let's watch, wait and see. There ... Read More

Bigbrowngreyhope wins URTA Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing Writer | Sunday, November 16, 2014    

Bigbrowngreyhope (# 2), with Robert Halledeen in the saddle, just getting the
better of Locked And Loaded (#4) under O'Brien White and Sparkling Michaela, the
mount of Dick Cardenas, in the URTA Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday.

The American-bred Bigbrowngreyhope came with a late run in the final furlong to win the United Racehorse Trainers' Association (URTA) Trophy in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday. With the in-form jockey Robert Halledeen asked to do riding honours by trainer Rowan Mattis and owner DSTL and Associates, Bigbrowngreyhope (Big Brown - Hopes And Fears by Mt Livermore) was held in mid-pack for most of the way behind Mandeya (Jemar Jackson up), Sparkling Michaela (Dick Cardenas astride) and Locked ... Read More



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