Horse Racing

Gut-fighter Superluminal takes home Kenneth Mattis Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 22 2017    

Much was expected from Superluminal , especially after his one-length victory over current Horse of the Year Seeking My Dream in the 2015 10-furlong (2,000m) test of the Jamaica St Leger, but a number... Read More

After two years in the saddle – the progress of the apprentices

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, September, 22 2017    

In September of 2015, 17 apprentices completed their studies at the Jockeys' Training School and shortly thereafter officially started their careers as claiming appretices. Read More

Front Runner provides interesting clash

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, September, 22 2017    

If the opinions of morning railbirds are to be trusted, then racegoers are in for a treat in this year's Front Runner Sprint. The Front Runner Sprint is sponsored by Nutramix Feeds and is run over five and a half furlongs – the longest two-year-old race of the season thus... Read More

Bigdaddykool is the 'Governor'

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, September, 22 2017    

The newly minted rivalry between Bigdaddykool and Will In Charge reaches another gear tomorrow when the two meet again over 10 furlongs, this time in the Governor General's Stakes. Read More

Patriarch devastating on debut

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 22 2017    

While Anthony Nunes is pleased with last Saturday's performance of his first-time runner Patriarch, he is expressing strong concerns about the handling of his two-year-old bay colt by the starting gate crew after his charge got injured in the starting gates. Read More

RULES OF RACING

Friday, September, 22 2017    

RULE 201. (1) A horse shall be disqualified if he or his rider causes interference or intimidation in any part of the race or if his rider be found guilty of improper, dangerous, reckless or careless riding unless the Stewards are satisfied that the interference or intimidation... Read More

Bigdaddykool, Will In Charge set to clash again

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Provisional nominations for the $1.3 million Governor General's Stakes over 10 furlongs (2,000m) pit a possible matchup of Bigdaddykool and the much-improved Will In Charge . Read More

A rare winner for apprentice Linton Steadman

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

He may have fallen under the radar for the couple of months, but a fighting win aboard Pizarro in the 10th race last Saturday could be the turnaround that Linton Steadman needs. Read More

Twelve horses claimed

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Twelve horses were claimed on the 12-race programme at Caymanas Park last Saturday. Read More

Loose cannon returns with eye-catching run

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

The speedy Loose Cannon returned to competitive racing from a six-month break with an eye-catching run last Saturday, winning a Restricted Stakes event over five and a half furlongs (1,100m) by over two lengths in a time of 1:05.4. Read More

Apprentice Anthony Thomas still boiling

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

The 25-year-old apprentice Anthony Thomas has been very busy accumulating winners and enhancing his status as one of the discoveries of this racing season. Read More

Photo: BAD DAY

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Punters considering their next options after a difficult day at the betting windows on Saturday last at Caymanas Park. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Read More

A happy winning birthday for Shamaree Muir

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Jamaican jockey Shamaree Muir celebrated his 23rd birthday in style, winning the 36th running of the CAN$50,000 Sturgeon River Stakes on the last race day for the 2017 season at Northlands Park racetrack in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday. Riding... Read More

Rough day for punters

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

Last Saturday was an excruciating day at the betting windows for punters at Caymanas Park as well as the over 60 off-track betting parlours strewn across the island. Read More

Donald Trump proves a godsend for British bookmakers

Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Donald Trump is proving such a good source of income for British bookmakers that one bookie has a department solely devoted to bets related to the US president. Read More



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