Horse Racing

Come Dance With Me waltzes away with Cash Pot Trophy

Come Dance With Me, with jockey is
Percy Williams, glides home to easily
win the Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’
Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday.

THE speedy Come Dance With Me produced another impressive performance as she used her relentless pace to destroy her seven rivals in the 10th running of the $2.95-million Cash Pot 'Only One For Me' Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. The graded stakes race for native-bred two-year-olds going over 1, ... Read More

FEANNY… All of his horses ran
purely on merit, they would always
be giving of their best, always 100
per cent while in his care. Top racing personalities pay tribute to Kenneth Mattis
The tributes are pouring in for Kenneth Mattis, who passed away on Saturday last. When the news of h ... Read More

These horses stand in the starting
gates just before the start of a race Ready to run!
Red hot jockey Robert Halledeen brought Tokico with a blistering run on the inside rails to deny vic ... Read More

Kenneth Mattis atop None Such with Allan “Billy” Williams The racing legend
Mention the name Kenneth Mattis and most, even those who have no connection with the sport of horse ... Read More

Double for Erwin and Hardial

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    


DOUBLE FOR ERWIN AND HARDIAL The combination of jockey Jevvanne Erwin and trainer Rudolph Hardial posted a fine double on last Saturday's 10-race programme at Caymanas Park. The duo's winners were Above The Radar, who came running on in the last two furlongs to beat All That Matters (Ameth Robles) by four lengths in 2:01:4 minutes for 1,820 metres in a $250,000 claiming race and the dark brown gelding Phineas, who was a fighting winner among Overnight Allowance company over 1,300 metres. Phinea ... Read More

Profile OF A Legend - Kenneth Mattis

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

The great Kenneth Barrington Mattis

Kenneth Barrington Mattis died on Saturday October 18. Mattis who has been in the sport of horse racing since 1952 has left an indelible mark on the sport as a jockey and a trainer. The Complete Racing Guide honours the achievements of Kenneth Mattis by profiling his record again as a jockey and as a trainer. 1. Kenneth Mattis began his career as a jockey in 1952 under the watchful eyes of another racing great William "Billy" Pick. 2. Mattis rode his first winner in December 1952 - Booming St ... Read More

Ali Baba for 'Cash Pot Only One For Me' Trophy

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Monday, October 20, 2014    

Ali Baba (Dick
Cardenas) after his
victorious run on
Saturday last.

AN engaging crop of local bred two-year-olds headed by Come Dance With Me and Ali Baba will go in search of their biggest purse to date when they contest the 10th running of the 'Cash Pot Only One For Me' Trophy going 1,200 metres for a purse of $2.95 million at Caymanas Park today. The 'Cash Pot Only One For Me' call headlines a three-race opening segment of the ultra rich Supreme Ventures Two-Year-Old Series. The series will continue on November 29 with the Pick-3 Challenge Trophy going 1,40 ... Read More

Mattis' death casts gloom over racing as Uppa Tune wins None Such Sprint

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Uppa Tune with Paul Francis winning the None Such Sprint
yesterday at Caymanas Park. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

IT was as if the gods converged in one accord to honour the memory of legendary Hall of Fame jockey and trainer Kenneth Mattis who died yesterday. The feature race on the 10-race programme was the None Such Sprint, in recognition of one of the best thoroughbreds to ever race at Caymanas Park, None Such. Mattis is best remembered as a jockey for his long and fruitful association with None Such, who was dubbed by racing fans in those days (1960s) as 'The Train' for his ability to perform outstand ... Read More

'None Such' as Kenneth Mattis

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, October 19, 2014    

The late Kenneth Mattis (left)
in discussion with trainer
Lawrence Freemantle in the
winner’s enclosure following
the presentation of the
Kenneth Mattis Trophy, which
Military Move won at
Caymanas Park on September
12, 2014. Yvonne Mattis is
second left.

FORMER top-notch jockey and many times champion trainer and the only horseman to be inducted in the illustrious Hall of Fame twice, as a trainer and as a jockey, Kenneth Barrington Mattis, passed away early yesterday. Mattis, who was retired, is best remembered for his riding association with the great None Such and for training horses the likes of Royal Dad, Legal Light, Khadullah, and Persian Invader. Only recently (September 12) Mattis was at the track to present the trophy named in his hon ... Read More

Attacking field for None Such Sprint Trophy feature

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Saturday, October 18, 2014    

Potcheen is one of the favourites to win today’s feature at Caymanas Park. (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

TRAINER Robert Pearson could enjoy his best day at the track since becoming a licensed conditioner some three years ago when he levels a three-prong blazing attack on the None Such Sprint Trophy feature at Caymanas Park today. The None Such Sprint has attracted a speedy field of seven runners going 1,200 metres that is set to go to post at approximately 4:30 pm with first post at 12:15 pm. The three-prong attack the second-generation trainer could level on the seven-horse field will come fro ... Read More

Another winner for Dane Nelson

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, October 17, 2014    

Dane Nelson and Shamaree Muir

CHAMPION jockey Dane Nelson is now just two wins behind this year's leader in the jockey's championship Dick Cardenas. When the statistics were released by the authorities on Tuesday following last Saturday's race meet, it showed Cardenas leading Nelson by three wins. Then came a release on Wednesday from the regulators of racing, the Jamaica Racing Commission, informing that Sachin ridden by Shamaree Muir was found to have a banned substance after his win on April 12. Sachin as per the rules ... Read More

What They Say! - Delroy Waugh

Friday, October 17, 2014    

DELROY WAUGH - Racehorse Trainer

When did your start your career as a trainer? Horseracing was always in my family and I wasn't surprised when I took the decision to follow other family members in that direction. I was first introduced to the sport by my granduncle (Aston Commock) along with my father (Everal Waugh) and brother (Errol Waugh) and after some regular visits to the track I developed a liking for the sport and the rest is history. But it not until September of 2001 that my career in the racing industry as a trainer ... Read More

The Lark wins Capital/Observer Tipsters' third quarter

Friday, October 17, 2014    

Egerton Chang (right), managing director for Capital Betting and
Wagering Limited, presents a cheque worth $10,000 to Mark
Orelue (The Lark), winner of the third quarter of the 2014
Capital Betting and Wagering Limited/Jamaica Observer
Tipsters’ Competition at the Observer’s Beechwood Avenue
headquarters yesterday. (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM)

MARK Orelue (The Lark) completed a quick triple as he emerged the third-quarter winner of the 2014 Capital Betting and Wagering Limited/Jamaica Observer Tipsters' Competition. Orelue, who also won the first two quarters, was rewarded with prize money of $10,000 for his effort. Orelue came out on top in the Most Wins category with 200 winners to take the incentive for the quarter. He is 11 wins clear of last year's overall champion, Donald Bahadur (Sir Donald) who is on 189 winners. Roshane Dou ... Read More

Sadiki Blake, Shane Ellis fined $8,000

Friday, October 17, 2014    

(L-R) Sadiki Blake and Shane Ellis

The stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission are announcing the following disciplinary actions following inquiries held on Tuesday, October 14. Jockey Sadiki Blake who rode Without A Trace in the fourth race on Saturday, September 27, 2014, was fined $8,000.00 for interference caused to Sojourner Truth in the vicinity of the 500 metre point. Jockey Shane Ellis who rode Aunt Hilda in the first race on Saturday, October 4, was fined $8,000.00 for interference caused to Explosive Princess and Dr ... Read More



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