Horse Racing

Puddy Pooh, Fearless Fury win Sunnyside Stakes

Puddy Pooh (#10) being driven out by Omar Walker to get the better of Mom’s Student (Richard Mairs up) in Division One of the
Sunnyside Stakes at Caymanas Park, yesterday. Puddy Pooh is owned, trained and bred by Richard Azan.

Both Puddy Pooh and Fearless Fury produced noticeable performances to win both sections of the Sunnyside Stakes in fine style to highlight the 12-race programme at Caymanas Park yesterday. The maiden special weight event for native-bred two-year-old fillies was contested over 1,100 metres. Ridden ... Read More

Hija de Reina with Shane Ellis easily winning the Sunnyside Stakes. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Puddy Pooh, Merlin for Sunnyside Stakes
THE Sunnyside Stakes maiden special weight contest for native-bred two-year-old fillies, in two sect ... Read More

NELSON… I am riding
in good form and I just
want to continue It was a great 2014 season - Dane Nelson
DANE Nelson, who has retained the crown as champion jockey following the departure of main rival Dic ... Read More

Richard Azan (left) with Dane Nelson who is wearing the
familiar colours of Elite Bloodstock. A close battle for owners' championship
WITH the jockeys' championship already decided, there is another close battle going on, this time it ... Read More

Can it get any closer?

Friday, December 19, 2014    

This is as close as it gets. Superior Quality (on the inside) with Omar Walker slightly hidden wearing the red cap was just able to hold the long and persistent challenge of Seeking My Dream with apprentice Shamaree Muir. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) COK Oral Sewell (left), City of Kingston Credit Union's Portmore branch manager presents trainer Neive Graham with a supermarket gift voucher following the win by Frankenstorm last Sunday at Caymanas Park. BEAUTIFUL LADY Isn't she lovely? PONY R ... Read More

What They Say: Hubert Bartley - Jockey

Friday, December 19, 2014    

Hubert Bartley

When did you start your career as a jockey? My career as a jockey started in 1981. I was first introduced to the sport by Kenroy Leiba, who was my neighbour at the time. We would have regular talks about horse racing and one day he told me that I should become a jockey and so I went to Caymanas Park and my interest in the sport grew. I was also around Victor Rodriquez as well, and then I became a jockey. Which horse was your first winner? My first winner was aboard Bold Venture. Bold Venture ... Read More


Friday, December 19, 2014    

Isn't she lovely? At right: 
Stephen 'Big Shut' Smith one of the outriders on racedays leading-in a non-runner.


77 Racedays - 753 Races Up to 14/12/2014 inclusive AGE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Unpl Starts Stakes($) 1. RELAMPAGO -c 3 3 5 1 0 2 11 $7,838,550 2. TALENTED TONY K -c 3 3 1 0 1 4 9 $5,398,250 3. POTCHEEN -h 5 5 4 2 0 1 12 $4,323,600 4. TYPEWRITER -h 5 4 1 2 0 1 8 $4,185,500 5. BUBBLING ANGELINE -f 3 6 1 1 1 1 10 $3,722,700 6. *PETE'SWILDONE -c 4 5 2 4 1 3 15 $3,652,150 7. RAEVEN RENAE -f 3 2 2 1 0 2 7 $3,523,000 8. ALACRANN -c 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 $3,003,900 9. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR -c 4 4 1 1 1 ... Read More


Friday, December 19, 2014    

Book Of Rules - Cant 9f Gal Last 5f 1062 Boy Wonder - Cant 9f Camouflage (T) - Cant 9f Gal Last 4f 492 bt Granville Greta Chief Prospect (T) - Cant Out Chute *Gal Last 7f 1282 bt Chief Secretariat Chief Secretariat (VT) - Cant Out Chute Gal Last 7f 1301 Come Dance With Me - Cant Out Chute Commanding Chief - Cant 9f Doolahin (T&) - Cant 9f *Gal Last 5f 1011 Eazy Stepping - Cant Out Chute Gal Last 5f 1064 Elvira - Cant 9f Gal Last 4f 504 Explosive Princess (B) - Gate 5 Str *Gal 1st 4 ... Read More

Bigbrowngreyhope coming on nicely

BY LENKY SILVER OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, December 16, 2014    

with Robert Halledeen
winning at the nonwinners
of three level
on Saturday. (PHOTOS:

HE took time to come to the fore from his first outing on July 28 when he finished sixth behind Exel. His first win was recorded on September 13, and now the American-bred by Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, Bigbrowngreyhope seems to have finally found his footing here in Jamaica under the quiet but effective guidance of long-time conditioner Rowan Mathie. Racing at the non-winners of three level, going a mile, for the first time on Saturday, Bigbrowngreyhope won in eye-catching fashion, sugges ... Read More

Good experience riding in Trinidad — Omar Walker

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF REPORTER | Tuesday, December 16, 2014    

Omar Walker heads to scales
after his win on Timeforarms last
Saturday at Caymanas Park.

FORMER four-time champion jockey Omar Walker, who was selected along with Shane Ellis to ride in Trinidad and Tobago as a part of the jockeys' challenge championship, said that it was a great experience riding at the Santa Rosa racetrack. "It was a great and lovely experience riding in Trinidad for the first time in my career. I thank Chris Armond for the invitation to ride there as it was a memorable moment for me," Walker told the Complete Racing Guide. While in Trinidad, Walker was able to ... Read More

Exercise riders demonstrate their worth

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF REPORTER EXERCISE riders are at the racetrack every morning plying their trade of exercising horses and simply doing the rounds of being present when needed. They are an integral component of the racing set-up not only locally at Caymanas Park but worldwide wherever racing is seriously conducted. | Tuesday, December 16, 2014    

A delighted Michael Pottinger Jnr
reacts to the cheers of the crowd
at Caymanas Park as he enters the
winners’ enclosure.

EXERCISE riders are at the racetrack every morning plying their trade of exercising horses and simply doing the rounds of being present when needed. They are an integral component of the racing set-up not only locally at Caymanas Park but worldwide wherever racing is seriously conducted. Every now and then, the local promoting company of horse racing, Caymanas Track Limited, allows these exercise riders to show their skills in the saddle in specially designed races usually at the $180,000 claim ... Read More

The Racing Guide

Tuesday, December 16, 2014    

These two are enjoying their time at the racetrack. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON

CAPTION - Rosie Mullings -Hemmans presents the trophy in honour of her late father Seymour 'Foggy' Mullings to owner of the winner Time For Arms, Gary Lee Sin last Saturday at Caymanas Park. Others in photo from left are trainer Vin Edwards, Rihanna Hemmas, and trainer of Time For Arms, Fitzroy Glispie. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) PHOTO: BIG AL   CAPTION - The Jamaica Racehorse Trainers' Association (JRTA) honoured four trainers on their raceday last Saturday. The honourees in front row ... Read More

Richard Mitchell riding at golden gate

Tuesday, December 16, 2014    


Jockey Richard Mitchell, who departed the island last month is currently riding at the Golden Gates racetrack in California, USA. Mitchell was able to secure one ride on the 10-race programme on Saturday last aboard the Quentin Miller owned and trained Super Cabras in the sixth race, a US$3,200 claiming event going over five furlongs. Sent off at odds of 15-1, Mitchell and Super Cabras finished second in a field of nine runners. Mitchell, however, failed to secure any rides on Sunday's programme ... Read More

Crucial Appeal outsprints rivals to steal spotlight

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing Writer | Monday, December 15, 2014    

Crucial Appeal is being eased down by apprentice rider O'Brien White. Crucial Appeal is trained by

The speedy chestnut gelding Crucial Appeal produced what can be described as a 'super sprinting display' to take the seventh race, an Open Allowance event with an electrifying run at Caymanas Park yesterday. Trained by Patrick Lynch, Crucial Appeal, who ran a blinder to finish third by a length in the Caribbean Sprint, broke well and was held off the pace by Paul Francis behind Rio Cobre (Shamaree Muir up), Step It Up (Robert Halledeen astride) and Fortuneonehundred (Shane Ellis aboard) for the ... Read More



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