Horse Racing

All Correct scores another noticeable win

All Correct (Shane Ellis) easily winning the feature event yesterday at Caymanas Park.
(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

ALL Correct continued on his recent path of vast improvement by registering another win, this time in a three-year-old and upward Open Allowance event, the L R 'Bob' Mayall Memorial Trophy, which was contested over 1,600 metres yesterday at Caymanas Park. Owned by The Velvet Glove, All Correct (Sto ... Read More

Mom's Student with Richard Mairs in full flight as she wins the Jamaica Oaks yesterday at Caymanas Park. The jockey is
Richard Mairs. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Student becomes the principal in Oaks
IN a sharply contrasting performance, Mom's Student turned the results of the one-mile 1,000 Guineas ... Read More

Jezki (left), ridden by Barry Geraghty, on their way to winning
the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy from My
Tent Or Yours ridden by Tony McCoy, during the first day of the
Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham
England in 2014. (PHOTO: AP) UK racing legend Tony McCoy retires
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Riding legend Tony McCoy bowed out for the final time yesterday ... Read More

Dream Come True
Mom's Student Time for the 'ladies' to shine
THE 76th running of the Jamaica Oaks, the Classic race which features only three-year-old fillies ru ... Read More

Look for a better run from Nothingbutthebest — Trainer Lorne Kirlew

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF REPORTER | Friday, April 24, 2015    

Nothingbutthebest.
KIRLEW… Nothingbutthebest has
been training over the journey and
she is doing well.

FOLLOWING the disappointing run by Nothingbutthebest in the 1,000 Guineas on April 4, trainer Lorne Kirlew believes his chestnut filly can overturn the form book and handicaps to score in the 76th running of the $3m Jamaica Oaks, going over 2,000 metres tomorrow. Sponsors are Caymanastogo powered by B3 development Group and McKay Security Limited. The highly rated filly, who was sent off at a 9/2 betting option, was outpaced and finished 16 _ lengths in eighth position behind Puddy Pooh, Mom's ... Read More

Special treatment for the ladies on Oaks Day

BY LENKY SILVER OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, April 24, 2015    

CLARK… We at CTL along with our
sponsors are trying to involve as many
ladies as possible in our Oaks Day
promotions

The Jamaica Oaks, which is confined to fillies only, is that special time of year when the ladies are given very special attention at Caymanas Park. As is customary, interest is piqued among all race goers, as the ladies adorn Caymanas Park dressed in all their finery with special emphasis placed on the wearing of fancy hats. Kathryn Clark of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) says the joint sponsors of this year's Jamaica Oaks - Caymanastogo powered by B3 Development Group and McKay Security Limite ... Read More

Allen 'Bongo John' Maragh

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Friday, April 24, 2015    

ALLEN ‘BONGO
JOHN’ MARAGH
RACEHORSE JOCKEY

When did you start your career as a jockey? I was in racing from 1972 as my family was always involved in racing. I received my licence to ride in 1974 as a very young man. Which horse was your first winner? Wall Flower was my first winner. Winning my first race, I was extremely happy that day. It was a good feeling. Sydney Watson was the trainer. Up to this day I still remember that race first race win and will always cherish the moment. It was something else for me. Which horse was your lo ... Read More

Stewards’ disciplinary actions

Friday, April 24, 2015    

Orayne Sewell.
Jevvanne Erwin

THE Stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) are announcing the following disciplinary actions arising from inquiries held at the track on Tuesday, April 21. Jockey Orayne Sewell who rode Stormonthesea in the fifth race on Wednesday, March 11, was fined $8,000.00 for the intimidation and interference caused to Uncle Chubby in the last 200 metres. Jockey Shane Ellis who rode Frankenstorm in the first race on Saturday, March 21, was fined $10,000.00 for the intimidation and interference c ... Read More

Churchill shows off new suites for Derby horse owners

Friday, April 24, 2015    

Workers put the finishing touches on the new owners' suites at Churchill Downs
for 2015 Kentucky Derby. The new owners' boxes, along with a new trackside
winners circle are part of a US$4.2 capital improvement project at the track.
(PHOTO: AP)

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Nearly a year after a stinging critique, Churchill Downs is offering new accommodations for the owners of Kentucky Derby horses - suites so close to the track that guests can see dirt kicked up on the stretch run. Workers were putting finishing touches on them Wednesday as Churchill executives showed off the Winner's Circle Suites and a new courtyard that will provide up-close viewing for more than 600 Derby fans. Track officials said the suites were discussed ... Read More

CTL to launch racing cable channel

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, April 24, 2015    

Puddy Pooh
Berranca

CHRISTOPHER Brown, chairman of horse racing's promoting company Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), says the company is in the process of launching a cable channel which will have live racing daily so as to generate greater sales and profits. "We have instituted telephone betting which is growing at an exponential rate and soon we will announce the commissioning of a racing cable channel that will now go a far way in enhancing the further growth of the telephone betting platform and sales of CTL. The ... Read More

$3-m Jamaica Oaks launched

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing Writer | Wednesday, April 22, 2015    

Kimani Johnston (second left), engineer at Caymanastogo/B3 Development Group and Jacqueline Domenico,
executive client service manager at McKay Security, present the Jamaica Oaks trophy to Christopher Brown,
chairman at CTL at a press conference at Caymanas Park yesterday. Also in the picture are Anthony Silvera (left),
senior manager at McKay Security and Denzil Miller, racing secretary at CTL. (PHOTO: SHORNA PRATT)

CAYMANASTOGO powered by B3 Development Group and McKay Security Limited will be the main title sponsors of the 76th running of the Jamaica Oaks, boasting a purse of $3 million, inclusive of $1 million from both title sponsors, it was announced at a press conference at Caymanas Park yesterday. The Jamaica Oaks will showcase the island's best native-bred three-year-old fillies competing over 2,000 metres while carrying weight of 57.0 kilogrammes. The Oaks will be run in honour of former general ... Read More

Puddy Pooh leads 14 entered for Oaks

BY LENKY SILVER OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, April 21, 2015    

Puddy Pooh is the prohibitive favourite for the Oaks.
(FILE PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

PUDDY Pooh, winner of the 1,000 Guineas, headlines the provisional field of 14 runners entered for the 76th running of the Jamaica Oaks on Saturday. The Oaks is the third Classic on the racing calendar and is confined to three-year-old fillies, with all carrying 57.0 kilogrammes (126 lbs). No apprentice claims are allowed in the Oaks. Puddy Pooh - owned, trained and bred by Richard Azan - is the prohibitive favourite for the 10-furlong event which sees trainer Gary Subratie with the most entere ... Read More

Racing guide - photos and captions april 21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015    

Shane Ellis manages to get Bars Of
Gold (number 3) in front of Sparkling
Michaela (Shamaree Muir).

CAPTION - Jockey Shane Ellis celebrates the fourth of his four winners on Saturday with his aunt, Sylvia Ellis. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) CAPTION - Apprentice Kuri Powell is all smiles after his win on El Patron. CAPTION - Owner Orrett Wellington moves to higher ground armed with his binoculars to watch Chief Secretariat race in Saturday's last race. CAPTION - Former top jockey Neville Anderson visits the Park. CAPTION - Yum! These punters are really enjoying their patties. CAPTION - Shan ... Read More

Seven horses claimed on saturday

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH | Tuesday, April 21, 2015    

El Patron claimed for $180,000. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON).

SEVEN HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY Seven horses were claimed on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday. El Patron, who romped the second race, was claimed from Edward Walker by Andrew McDonald for Colla for $180,000. Raging Prospect was taken by Patrick Lynch for himself for $550,000 from Fitzroy Glispie, El Cliente was claimed from Gresford Smith by Neive Graham for O'Shaun Connection for $550,000; and Meru was claimed from Dennis Lee by Welsh Soutar acting as both owner and trainer ... Read More



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