Horse Racing

I have the right to be happy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, December, 8 2017    

GROOMS are very a very important cog in the wheels of the racing industry. The time they spend with their horses exceeds that spent by any of the other professionals involved with horse racing. They work long hours, seven days a week, and when they reap success, they have the right to be... Read More

All is well

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, December, 8 2017    

When the the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta was visited approximately 16 hours after She's A Maneater won the Diamond Mile, it was clear that the filly was in fine fettle despite her hectic three-year-old season. Read More

The trainers react to She's A Maneater's Diamond Mile romp

Friday, December, 8 2017    

Trainers reacted positively and analytically to one of local racing's noblest achievements on the track posted by She's A Maneater. Bred and owned by Winston Kong, trained by Wayne DaCosta, and ridden by Dane Nelson, the three-year-old filly accomplished a feat that no other horse – colt... Read More

I had no fears — Dane Nelson

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff writer | Friday, December, 8 2017    

No one can deny that great skill is required to safely manoeuvre through a crowd of 14 talented horses on the racetrack to finish on top in the US$115,000 ($14.26 million) Diamond Mile – local racing's most lucrative and prestigious race. Read More

THE ANALYSIS - - She's A Maneater's Diamond Mile triumph

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, December, 8 2017    

The diamonds have been mined, and the gifted filly She's A Maneater is now living proof that indeed, diamonds are a girl's best friend. Read More

She's A Maneater soars in all-time stakes earnings

Friday, December, 8 2017    

Following her win in last Saturday's Diamond Mile, She's A Maneater soared into the number two slot among the top all-time earners in horse racing. Read More

SHE'S A MANEATER – the chosen one

BY KARL ANGELL Executive Editor – Operations | Friday, December, 8 2017    

A lot has been written and said about the record-setting filly She's A Maneater who, in the space of 11 months, has soared above all anticiapted heights and has exceeded mortal expectations. Read More

Making the Diamond Mile better

BY KARL ANGELL Executive Editor – Operations | Friday, December, 8 2017    

That the Diamond Mile is the most sought-after event on the racetrack is now an accepted part of our racing culture. That the Diamond Mile race itself needs some tweaking to make it better and even more competitive is undeniable, because as the world spins on its axis,... Read More

Is the trainers' championship over? No, it isn't! 

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, December, 8 2017    

Saturday's Diamond Mile Race Day took on added significance as the hustle for the trainers' championship bubbled to the boil. Wayne DaCosta, the 16-time champion, started the day just a smidgen over $2 million in the lead. Anthony Nunes, the main challenger, was within... Read More

New Jersey eyes cutting horse tracks in on internet gambling

Friday, December, 8 2017    

TRENTON, NJ (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state's horse racing tracks a piece of the action on internet gambling.Democratic Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says it's a way to help the struggling racing industry with new revenue. Read More

Kentucky hopes to benefit from renewed horse sales to China

Friday, December, 8 2017    

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After a two-year standstill, Kentucky's renowned horse industry is back in the race to develop a market in China, the world's most populous country. Read More

Churchill Downs selling mobile gaming company for almost US$1B

Friday, December, 8 2017    

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs Inc has agreed to a US$990 million deal to sell its mobile gaming subsidiary, Big Fish Games Inc. Read More

A 'Mile' In Their Shoes

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

At Caymanas Park Saturday last, the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission-organised and Supreme Ventures-backed Diamond Mile race and its $71.7 million-dollar purse attracted patrons in their finery, looking to delight in the glamour of the sport of kings. From the grand pop-up pavilion to... Read More

The cannon is now 'loose'

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

Loose Cannon , who has been struggling repeatedly to figure in races going six furlongs (1,200m) and beyond, finally shook off the monkey when he capsized a tough field to win the Division Two of the third running of the $1.35 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Sprint... Read More


Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

Blood Song, Star release maiden tagsBLOOD Song, trained by Carl Anderson, and Star, trained by Anthony Smith, were able to release their maiden tags on the 14-race Diamond Mile Race Day programme at Caymanas Park last Saturday. Read More


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