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Horse Racing

The pinch is on

With racing placed on indefinite hold, the strain in well and truly on for racing professionals.Owners have the burden of footing the bill for the keep and care of the over 1,000 horses stabled on at Caymanas Park. Read More

COVID-19 presents new challenges for the keep and care of horses
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently wreaking havoc on human health and freedoms worldwide. ... Read More

Seeing is believing
James Morrison, who has been a member of the starting gate crew for many years at Caymanas Park, says horse racing with or without spectators present at the Park does not affect his regular race day routine at the gates.... Read More

First spectator-less race day — Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Outrider Wilfred Castell carrying out his tasks on the spectator-less race day. (Photos: JosephWellington)Trainer Wayne Parchment (right) getting his hand sanitised before entering the saddling barn area.... Read More

From a sure start to the glorious finish

Friday, March, 27 2020    

The retirement of She's A Maneater last week brings to a close four years of glorious achievements which showcased the mare's talent, ability to fight and utter class. Read More

A Lonely park

Friday, March, 27 2020    

There are fewer horses in the exercise ring at Caymanas Park since the shutdown of racing.After two spectator-less race days, competitive racing at Caymanas Park was brought to a halt due to the spread of the coronavirus in Jamaica. Read More

British champion jump jockey says rival 'deserves' title

Friday, March, 27 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British champion jump jockey Richard Johnson said Brian Hughes would be a deserving winner of this season's crown after his hopes of catching his title rival were dashed by the coronavirus shutdown. Read More

Florida Derby in doubt at Gulfstream Park

Friday, March, 27 2020    

In the wake of a Broward County ban on conducting non-essential business amid the coronavirus pandemic, and a subsequent request to close by the city of Hallandale Beach, Florida, Gulfstream Park plans to race on. Read More

Woodbine in Canada closed for racing

Friday, March, 27 2020    

Woodbine Entertainment announced on Monday last that it has postponed the start of the 2020 thoroughbred season at Woodbine Racetrack until further notice. Read More

Numerian humbles Sir Dragonet just before Irish racing is cancelled

Friday, March, 27 2020    

Sir Dragonet could only finish second on his comeback behind impressive winner Numerian in the Devoy Stakes at Naas on Monday last just before racing in Ireland was cancelled. Read More

Racing halted in Ireland by Government

Friday, March, 27 2020    

Racing in Ireland closed down after Clonmel's Tuesday meeting until April 19 at the earliest.All sporting events in Ireland have been suspended following the announcement from the Irish Government. Read More

Racing around the world

Friday, March, 27 2020    

How are other countries' jurisdictions handling the COVID-19 pandemic? COUNTRIES RACING DECISIONAustralia Racing without spectatorsFrance Suspended through AprilHong Kong Racing without spectatorsIndia Racing suspended Read More


BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

“The owner [Ian Kong] and I met recently and, after discussing the matter, the decision was taken to retire She's A Maneater immediately. Read More

Jamaica's Rajiv Maragh takes a break from the saddle

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Jockey Rajiv Maragh took to Twitter on Thursday last [March 19] to announce that he will no longer be race riding, effective immediately, “for the best chance of staying healthy for myself and... Read More

Toona Ciliata returns after break with telling effort

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Champion trainer Anthony Nunes, was one of two trainers to saddle two winners on the historic race meeting at Caymanas Park on Tuesday (March 17), which took place without spectators present as a safeguard against COVID-19. Read More


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