Horse Racing

Massive racing doping scandal in Australia

Friday, May, 11 2018    

Eight horse racing professionals have been found guilty of doping offences in what has been called the biggest scandal to hit the sport in Australia. Read More

Sotomayor looks to bounce back in Restricted Stakes event

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 9 2018    

Sotomayor, the 2016 two-year-old champion who just got beaten over a mile (1,600m) two weeks ago, will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when he takes on six rivals in a Restricted Stakes event at Caymanas Park today. Read More

Exotic Wagers — May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May, 9 2018    

Sunrise 6 (Races 1-6)Race 1) Like A ladyRace 2) Ricky Ricardo/SendamessagetomamaRace 3) Counter Attack/Burlin/Also CorrectRace 4) Prince Sammo/Smokescreen/The NextbigthingRace 5) Sotomayor Read More

Weighing in, weighing out – JRC, SVREL time to modernise

BY KARL ANGELL Executive Editor – Operations | Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

For the first time in the known history of horse racing at Caymanas Park, which has been operating since 1959, a horse was disqualified by the race day stewards because the winning jockey was deemed to have weighed in with less weight than when he weighed out, even with... Read More

Colic takes Western Legend

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

Western Legend , this year's 2000 Guineas runner-up, died from colic at Caymanas Park yesterday. . Read More

RACING NEWS…RACING NEWS…RACING NEWS…

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

DOUBLE FOR 'CALALOO' HENRY Read More

Patience reaps rewards for Mr Universe

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

Consistency and patience paid off for the connections of Mr Universe , as the Wayne DaCosta trainee picked up his first win for the season in an optional $550,000-$500,000 claiming event for three-year-olds and upwards that included... Read More

Performance analysis for race day on Saturday, May 5, 2018

BY WES MARTIN Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

RACE 1-$550-500,000 CLAIMING (3-YEAR-OLDS&UP)1100 METRES/5 1/2 FURLS Read More

Photo: A WINNER'S PEEK

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

Jockey Linton Steadman on Fayrouz takes a quick precautionary look at Honey Ryda with Shane Ellis to make sure all is well as he guides the Anthony Nunes-trained filly to a comfortable win in last Saturday's Jamaica Oaks at Caymanas Park.(Photo: Naphtali Junior) Read More

ENGLISH 2000 GUINEAS — Family affair for O'Brien as Saxon Warrior battles to success

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Irish training great Aidan O'Brien's bid for a historic treble this weekend began in sparkling fashion as his son Donnacha rode Saxon Warrior to win the first classic of the season, the English 2000 Guineas, on... Read More

ENGLISH 1000 GUINEAS — Billesdon Brook springs 66-1 upset

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Billesdon Brook at 66-1 became the longest priced winner of the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday, stunning racing's big guns but leaving bookmakers laughing all the way to the bank. Read More

Racing photo page — May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

Debra Gallimore (left) and Tanya Pringle, daughters of Hilma Viera in whose honour the Jamaica Oaks is run, present the owners' trophy to part-owner of 2018 winner Fayrouz, Chris Boorman last Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Caymanas Park. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Justify wins Kentucky Derby – the payouts

Tuesday, May, 8 2018    

Pre-race favourite Justify won the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths on Saturday, becoming the first horse in 136 years to win at Churchill Downs after not racing as a two-year-old. Read More

Fayrouz overturns poor form to win Oaks with visor on

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

Fayrouz entered yesterday's 79th running of the 10-furlong (2,000m) Jamaica Oaks (fillies only) at Caymanas Park on the back of two uninspiring runs; firstly in the Thornbird Stakes (seven furlongs) and then in the 1000 Guineas (eight furlongs). On both occasions,... Read More

Justify wins sloppy Kentucky Derby, Baffert takes 5th title

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

LOUISVILLE, USA (AP) — Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 lengths yesterday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a two-year-old. Read More



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