Horse Racing

Dancing Queen gets the nod in top-rated Overnight Allowance contest

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 4 2018    

Six runs for the season are more than enough for Dancing Queen to turn around her form and lead home rivals in the $1-million Overnight Allowance highlighter on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park today. Read More

Exotic Wagers

Saturday, August, 4 2018    

Sunrise 6 (Races 1-6)Race 1) Action Run/Bold Smile/MomsTresaureRace 2) Pizarro/ValderramaRace 3) Jolly DRace 4) Kingswood/Kalahari/Lord AshtonRace 5) Thunder Pin/Shauna Cruise/Moviestar/General MubaraakRace 6) Reggae RoadTotal $720 Read More

Victory at last

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, August, 3 2018    

The team of Pete Spence and Julian Spence (not related) overturned their fourth-place finish last year to win this year's running of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC)-sponsored 'Gimmick' Race over a furlong (100m) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Caymanas... Read More

We haven't seen all of 'Iron Pipe' (Marquesas) as yet – groom Raphael Singh

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, August, 3 2018    

After winning the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes and being crowned champion two-year-old of last season, Marquesas was quite rightly seen as the favourite for the Classic races. But trying as hard as he could, the bay colt could not win a race as a... Read More

FRANZ JOBSON – Finally got the nicking pattern right, proud to be the breeder of St Leger winner

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, August, 3 2018    

The victory by Marquesas ( Coded Warning – Islamora da ) in the 92nd running of the Sagicor Bank Jamaica St Leger brought unqualified joy to... Read More

It took time, but Jamai Raja returns to winning ways

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, August, 3 2018    

Jamai Raja, a promising three-year-old who was afterwards under a cloud as a four-year-old, seems to be back on track following an encouraging run against Overnight Allowance company at Caymanas Park on Saturday (July 28, 2018). Read More

MICHAEL MARLOWE: Did not allow defeat to break his spirit

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, August, 3 2018    

Trainer Michael Marlowe stood beaming in the winner's enclosure on Saturday (July 28, 2018) alongside his pride and joy, a bay colt named Marquesas, as he celebrated his conquest of the Jamaica St Leger sponsored by Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited. Read More

If they catch me, then so be it, but I am leaving now – Shane Ellis

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, August, 3 2018    

In the Boom Jamaica Derby over 12 furlongs (2,400m), Marquesas was put through by jockey Shane Ellis to the lead with five furlongs (1,000m) to run, but the Coded Warning offspring had no answer when Drone Strike went by turning for home and lost by two-and-three-quarter lengths. Read More

SHE'S A MANEATER back to normal service

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, August, 3 2018    

A lot of negatives were written and said about the record-setting filly She's A Maneater since her last-place finish in The Viceroy Trophy over nine furlongs (1,800m) on June 30, and since then many have also been second-guessing her status as the top horse in... Read More

Performance analysis for Saturday, July 28, 2018

BY WES MARTIN Observer writer | Friday, August, 3 2018    

RACE 1 — $250-210,000 CLAIMING (3-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1300METRES/6 1/2FURLONGS Read More

The Parsard 'train' reaches the station, as trainer credits jockey for win

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, August, 3 2018    

After seven starts, three-year-old bay filly Treasure Train finally got her head in front when she won a maiden special weight event over seven furlongs (1,400m) on Saturday. Read More

Hilly's Halo makes it three-in-a-row

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, August, 3 2018    

With her teething problems seemingly behind her, the imported promising chestnut filly, Hilly's Halo, is powering full speed ahead quickly dashing off three quick wins in her last three races for owners Oakridge Farms and to the delight of trainer Gary... Read More

Mr Universe – a new speed dimension

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, August, 3 2018    

Mr Universe raised the bar, if even by a notch or two, as far as top sprinting is concerned after galloping to a Stakes record win in the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Trophy at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Read More

RACING NEWS…

Friday, August, 3 2018    

MISS IN KISS WINS CHARLES RANDLE TROPHY  Read More

New players, new managers, new aspirations

BY CHRISTOPHER SAWYERS Contributor | Friday, August, 3 2018    

This Sunday, August 5, the annual curtain-raiser between the Premier League champions and the winners of the FA Cup kicks off the English Premier League Season. It will be last season's runaway winner Manchester City squaring off against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in the Community... Read More



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