Horse Racing

PHOTO: DICK GIVES

Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

Former champion jockey Dick Cardenas (centre in blue pants) purchased and distributed riding breeches for each of the 19 apprentices who took part in their graduation exercise, after six months of training at the Jockeys' Training School. Two of the starting cohort of 21 did not participate in... Read More

Kew Gardens blooms for O'Brien in English St Leger

Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) ­— Aidan O'Brien's 3/1 chance Kew Gardens foiled the favourite to win the St Leger, the final Classic of the English flat season, at Doncaster on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Read More

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Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

TEN HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAYThe claiming box was busy on Saturday as 10 horses changed stables after the running of the 11 races that were competed for on the day. In the first race, Delroy Waugh claimed Laguna Point from Dennis Lee for owner David Reid; Prince McDonald... Read More

McKinzie wins US$1 million PA Derby off six-month break for Baffert

Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

BENSALEM, Pa (AP) — McKinzie returned from a six-month layoff to win... Read More

Perfect Neighbour the true 'Governor'

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Perfect Neighbour, the Wayne DaCosta-conditioned eight-year-old dark bay gelding, achieved the rare feat of winning the 10-furlong (2,000m) Governor General's (GG) Stakes for the fourth time in the space of six years at Caymanas Park yesterday. Read More

Perfect Neighbour

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Former Derby and St Leger winner Perfect Neighbour will attempt to win four Governor General's Stakes titles in six years when he takes on rivals in the 10 furlongs (2,000m) Graded Stakes event at Caymanas Park... Read More

Peking Cruz on course for Sprint Championship

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 21 2018    

Without a doubt, one of the most improved horses in training this season is the Richard Azan-conditioned Peking Cruz and the proof is there for all to see. Read More

The day Secret shocked the Park

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 21 2018    

It's a story that needs to be told again and again. It's about how Secret (Secretariat – Baronova) won the 1985 Benson Hedges Gold Cup ­— now known as the Cal's Ketchup Gold Cup. Read More

She's A Maneater breaks $28-million purse barrier

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, September, 21 2018    

 ANOTHER notch has been added to the distinguished bridle of Horse of the Year, She's A Maneater when she became the first horse in the history of thoroughbred racing in Jamaica to earn over $28 million in purse money. Read More

The golden sponsor comes forth

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 21 2018    

THE purse for the 46th running of the prestigious Grade One Gold Cup received a significant boost of $1 million from new sponsor Cal's Manufacturing Limited, it was announced at a press conference held at Caymanas Park on Tuesday. The total purse for the Gold Cup now stands at $3... Read More

Will there be magic in the air?

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, September, 21 2018    

 THE 2018 running of the Governor General Stakes set for tomorrow at Caymanas Park has been whittled down to just five starters. Yet, the 10-furlong event has enough to provide racing fans with a most competitive offering. Read More

Jacko Links on a forward track

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, September, 21 2018    

Following Jacko Links ' win in a non-winners of two Restricted Allowance race on Saturday (September 15, 2018), trainer Ryan Darby is now believing that his dark bay colt is settling down and is ready to realise his potential. Read More

Classy Miss gets her chance, takes it

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, September, 21 2018    

After Classy Miss ' commanding win in a maiden condition race last Saturday, trainer Ian Parsard is hoping that his problematic filly can turn her bad habits around and become more stable. Read More

Top Self delivers for Super Kids

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, September, 21 2018    

Top Shelf's fighting win in a maiden special weight on Saturday, forced the eyes of trainer Patrick Fong to look towards the first leg in the two-year-old 'Triple Crown' series – Cash Pot “Only One For Me” Trophy set for September 29,... Read More

THE CAL'S KETCHUP GOLD CUP – The sponsorship

Friday, September, 21 2018    

THE team at Cal's Manufacturing Limited has put together an activity package for racing fans and for the winners on the day, Saturday October 13, 2018 at Caymanas Park and at selected Off-Track Betting Parlours including: Read More



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