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Stories by Orville Clarke

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With eight favourites having obliged last Saturday, both the Pick-9 and Super-6s were caught by scores of punters and all start anew with guaranteed minimums of $1 million and $750,000, respectively.The Pick 9 will embrace races three to 11, the...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:16 AMOrville Clarke

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and champion jockey Omar Walker teamed up for three winners at Caymanas Park yesterday, including 9-5 favourite LOTTERY TICKET in the Howard Phillipps Memorial Trophy over 1100 metres, the day's feature.The fair-size...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:32 AMOrville Clarke

Today's 10-race programme at Caymanas Park will be highlighted by the annual renewal of the restricted allowance race (non-winners of three) over 1100 metres for the Howard Phillipps Memorial Trophy.The race has attracted a competitive looking field...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

A "Historic occasion" was how Finance Minister Audley Shaw described the official signing over of the Government's divestment of Caymanas Park, between Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and the new owner Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) nd Shaw himself at...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 3:46 PMOrville Clarke

Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer The official signing regarding the Government's divestment of Caymanas Park, between Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and new owners Supreme Ventures Limited was concluded at the offices of the Ministry of Finance at...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Upsets by CREEDENCE at 23-1 in the closing race, WINTER IS COMING at 22-1, and CHIEF PROSPECT at 12-1 ensured that the Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park on Wednesday. It offers in excess of $1 million tomorrow, while both Super-6s will start...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Midweek racing continues at Caymanas Park today with a nine-race programme featuring a knotty open allowance race over 1200 metres to be contested by eight starters, including the recent winners GARY GLITTER and BLUE DIXIE.Also on the card is the...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 6:41 PMOrville Clarke

Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer An agreement between the Government's team and representatives from Supreme Ventures Limited has finally been reached in the divestment of Caymanas Park following a two-day meeting. An all-day meeting on Thursday...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Down in class HOVER CRAFT, to be ridden by champion jockey Omar Walker for 16-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, is tipped to win the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance feature over 1700 metres at Caymanas Park today.HOVER CRAFT, who has won in...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

One lucky punter bagged a $5.9 million payout in the Pick-9 last Saturday and both Super-6s, along with the Pick-9, start anew at Caymanas Park tomorrow.The 10-race programme which commences at 12:15 p.m. is expected to be keen in most races. The...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

BLUE DIXIE, one of two winners for jockey Aaron Chatrie and trainer Gary Subratie, floored the odds on the howling 1-5 favourite PINELOPE to win the inaugural running of the Alexander Hamilton Trophy over 1600 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.The 3...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Open allowance horses take the spotlight at Caymanas Park today, in the inaugural running of the Alexander Hamilton Trophy over a mile, to be contested by six starters.Also on the 11-race programme, is the annual renewal of the Mercury Sprint, for...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park on Wednesday resulting in a carryover of $$3.8 million into tomorrow's meet.Both Super-6s were caught despite a 31-1 upset by LAZZA in the closing race over the straight, the late Super-6 cornered by a lucky...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The improving 4-y-o colt IAN LINKS justified favouritism at Caymanas Park yesterday in the annual renewal of the City of Kingston Centenary Cup feature over a mile, but was forced to do it the hard way.Ridden by champion jockey Omar Walker for 16-...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The season's first midweek meet commences at Caymanas Park today, the nine-race programme featuring the annual renewal of the City of Kingston Centenary Cup over a mile for $555,000-$500,000 claiming horses.First run in 1972 to commemorate the 100th...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The debutants, EARTH ANGEL and MARLENE MY LOVE, both trained by Dwight Chen, kicked off the 3-y-o campaign leading up to the classics with contrasting victories in the divided Mercury Sprint for native-bred maiden fillies over the straight at...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The three-year-old campaign leading up to the Guineas classics in April gets under way at Caymanas Park today with the Eight Thirty Sprint over the straight five course confined to native bred fillies taking the spotlight.As is usually the case, the...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With horses such as TRADITIONAL STORM (29-1) and CLASSY AVIATOR (7-1) scoring notable upsets in the fifth and ninth races at Caymanas Park last Saturday, the Pick-9 had no takers and the carry-over to tomorrow's programme stands at $1.7 million.Both...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Newly crowned 16-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta attained yet another milestone in the annals of local racing when he became the first trainer to saddle 2,000 winners, thanks to a late double on yesterday's 10-race programme at Caymanas Park....

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The James B. Dawes Memorial Trophy (claiming $450,00 - $400,000) over 1300 metres will hold the spotlight at Caymanas Park today.Nine starters have been declared and with ZUGULU and SCOOP JORDYNE both stepping down in class to vie for this trophy,...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

CAMPESINO confirmed his status as one of the country's top sprinters with a fast-time runaway victory in yesterday's open allowance feature for the St Catherine Cup over 1100 metres at Caymanas Park.Toting topweight of 57.0kg, CAMPESINO, with Robert...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Having finished a good fifth in the $13.9 million Diamond Mile on December 10, CAMPESINO should rebound with a win in the open allowance feature for the St Catherine Cup over 1100 metres at Caymanas Park today.Trained by 14-time champion Philip...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

TOMORROW's race meet at Caymanas Park has a competitive look about it, the Pick 9 embracing all nine races on the card.The first Super-6 gets under way in race number two, the late Super-6 from race four to nine. We look at the first Super-6 which...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

IN-form trainer Anthony 'Baba' Nunes continued where he left off last season, saddling three winners on the McKay Security Limited-sponsored 10-race programme at Caymanas Park yesterday, including the grey SOY EL SENOR in the New Year's Day Trophy....

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

A new season of racing commences today at Caymanas Park, the 10-race programme featuring the annual renewal of the McKay Security Limited Trophy race over 1820 metres for $180,000 claiming horses.Also on the well-supported card is the CTL Fan...

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