Horse Racing

Western Legend makes his intentions abundantly clear

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, May, 4 2018    

With the Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup on the skyline, the Fitznahum Williams-trained Western Legend reasserted himself as one of the leading contenders with a commanding victory in the Simply Magic Cup at Caymanas Park on... Read More

Barcelona defies scorpion bite to win first race

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, May, 4 2018    

Barcelona was regarded by many in the know as a highly promising racehorse in the making but the Natural Selection daughter was bitten by a scorpion, a bite which almost ended her career without ever facing the starter. Read More

Aidan O'Brien's Mendelssohn travelled well to Kentucky

Friday, May, 4 2018    

The winners of the UAE Derby and the UAE Oaks arrived at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, for their respective tilts in the US$2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks on Saturday and Friday, respectively in good nick with no... Read More

Justify installed the early 3-1 favourite for Kentucky Derby

Friday, May, 4 2018    

LOUISVILLE, USA (AP) — Bob Baffert had no chance to fret over the Kentucky Derby draw. Read More

Brando Hayden leaves SVREL

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Thursday, May, 3 2018    

 The chief operating officer at the sole promoter of horse racing in Jamaica, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Brando Hayden, has resigned from his post. Read More

Disability Charm leads Oaks field

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

The Jamaica Oaks, the 10-furlong (2,000m) Classic race confined to three-year-old fillies, has attracted 15 provisionally starters after the latest entries were submitted to the racing office at Caymanas Park on Saturday last (April 28, 2018) by participating... Read More

RACING NEWS…RACING NEWS…RACING NEWS…

Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

MISS ELAINE'S WIN — A STRANGE QUIRK OF FATEThe first time three-year-old bay filly got by the winning post in front was April 14. Read More

After first victory trainer Alford Brown wants to win many Classic races

BY OBSERVER RACING | Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

Saturday, August 28, 2018 is a date young racehorse trainer Alford Brown will remember for the rest of his life. Read More

OAKS DAY IS LADIES' DAY — HATS DAY

Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

Jamaica Oaks Day is always for the ladies. It is on Oaks Day that the ladies dress in their colourful outfits and hats light up the racetrack with their presence. The Supreme Racing Guide shares some of the memories of Oak Days gone by. Oaks Day 2018 is set for next Saturday, May 5. Read More

Racing photos — May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

Western Legend (from right - Robert Halledeen) takes the first turn in his nine furlong and 25 yards event last Saturday at Caymanas Park, ahead of (from right) Council Of Trent (behind), Reigning King and My Beirut. Western Legend went on to win easily and will next run in the Lotto Classic for... Read More

Photo: REMEMBER WHEN - MARLENE MY LOVE 2017 OAKS WINNER

Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

Marlene My Love ridden by Jevvanne Erwin, trained by Dwight Chen and owned by Hamark Farms, winning the 2017 Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks on April 29. Unfortunately, Marlene My Love, after performing well in the Jamaica Derby, was unable to continue her racing career. (Photo: Joseph... Read More

GROOMS HONOURED

Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

Five grooms were honoured by the Grooms' Association on Saturday last at Caymanas Park. The five grooms were paid special attention by the association for their long and invaluable contribution to the sport of horse racing. Read More

Top contenders, odds for Kentucky Derby

Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

All the prep races are finished and the top contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby are well known.The entire field looks strong, but without a doubt, four top horses come to mind, with another five in a group of elites that are exceptionally accomplished. Read More

Photo: OAKS BOUND

Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

1000 Guineas conqueror Disability Charm with jockey Robert Halledeen in the saddle bounce triumphantly to the winners' enclosure on April 14, 2018. (Photo: Naptali Junior) Read More

Western Legend makes Classic claims with record run

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

On a day dedicated to the grooms, a performance filled with pure class propelled Western Legend to the forefront of the three-year-olds and the Classic races, with the Lotto Classic and the Derby on the horizon. Read More



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