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Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

BIGDADDYKOOL cemented his claim for 'Horse-of-the-Year' honours with an effortless victory in the 54th running of the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup feature 2400 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday to bring down the curtain on a fascinating...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The 2016 season comes to a close at Caymanas Park today with an 11-race programme featuring the grade one race over 2400 metres for the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup, which was traditionally run on Boxing Day since its inception 54 years ago but which...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

THE grey SOTOMAYOR floored the odds on the previously unbeaten filly SHE'S A MANEATER to win the 105th running of the Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile - the final leg of the Supreme Ventures Triple Crown series for native bred two-year-olds, at...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The curtain comes down on the $11.6-million Supreme Ventures Triple Crown series for native bred two-year-olds with the brilliant, unbeaten filly SHE'S A MANEATER expected to complete a series sweep in the $4.25 million Jamaica 2-y-o Stakes over a...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Today's pre-Xmas nine-race programme at Caymanas Park will be highlighted by the annual renewal of the War Zone Sprint Trophy over 1100 metres, a three-year-old restricted stakes for native-breds.Offering a total purse of $850,000, the race is run...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Tomorrow's pre-Xmas nine-race programme at Caymanas Park offers carryovers in the Pick-9 and twilight Super-6 amounting to more than $1.1 million each.The Pick-9 will embrace all nine races, the first Super-6 from race two to seven, the late Super-6...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

SIR BUDGET, owned, trained and bred by Michael Beecham, romped the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race over the straight at Caymanas Park yesterday, winning by three lengths at odds of 7-1.Ridden by Orlando Foster in a field of 11, SIR BUDGET...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Sunday racing resumes at Caymanas Park today with a nine-race programme commencing at 12:50 p.m.The feature event is the annual renewal of the Joseph Armond Memorial Trophy restricted allowance race over 1820 metres to be contested by eight native...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Former champion jockey Dane Nelson, who recently returned from a successful riding stint in Canada, highlighted yesterday's annual Jamaica Racehorse Trainers' Association raceday at Caymanas Park with three winners.His winners were the front-running...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

IT's the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers' Association (JRTA) raceday at Caymanas Park today, with the 11-race programme featuring three trophy races.These include the annual renewal of the JRTA Trophy over 1200 metres, to be contested by a maximum field...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:03 AMOrville Clarke

Things return to normal tomorrow at Caymanas Park following the tremendous success of the second annual Diamond Mile raceday last Saturday when 14 races were run.Tomorrow's 11-race programme marking the annual Jamaica Racehorse Trainers' Association...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

History repeated itself in the $13.9 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park yesterday when the 8-5 favourite SEEKING MY DREAM won the richest race on the calendar for the second consecutive year.Similar to last year, the classy four-...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The second running of the super rich Diamond Mile which offers a record purse of $13.9 million is the big feature at Caymans Park today and, with a star-studded field of 16 declared, the race should provide a real treat for racing fans.Included in...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

A number of attractive guaranteed payouts await punters on tomorrow's rich Diamond Mile day at Caymanas Park.Most of the money will be paid out in the Sunrise and Twilight Super-6s. For the Sunrise Super-6, the guaranteed minimum has been increased...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Having won the Derby, Superstakes, Lotto Classic and St, Leger, trainer Anthony 'Baba' Nunes is enjoying a fantastic season. But as things now stand, he is hoping to put the icing on the cake on Saturday, by winning the $13.9 million Diamond Mile...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

FORMER CHAMPION jockey Dick Cardenas returned to Jamaica after a two-year absence to boot home two winners from four rides at Caymanas yesterday, including 3-5 favourite PONTIUS PILATE in the Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Cup maiden special for two-...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Maiden two-year-olds take the spotlight at Caymanas Park today in the annual renewal of the Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Cup over a mile to be contested by nine starters.Among the starters is the 2015 record priced yearling PONTIUS PILATE, who...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

TOMORROW's 10-race programme at Caymans Park offers a $4.4 million Pick-9 carryover from Wednesday, ensuring a payout of close to $6 million if caught.There is also a Super-6 carryover of $1.2 million embracing races five to 10. We look at the first...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

ROYAL ASSAULT, the even-money favourite with apprentice Linton Steadman riding for trainer Anthony "Baba" Nunes, ran on strongly in the last 100 metres to win the overnight allowance sprint in decisive fashion at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.The four-...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:16 AMOrville Clarke

MIDWEEK racing resumes at Caymanas Park today with a well supported 10-race programme featuring the Alty McKenzie Memorial Cup over a mile (claiming $350,000 - $300,000) and the overnight allowance sprint over 1100 metres.Post time is 12.30 p.m. and...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

As expected, the unbeaten filly, SHE'S A MANEATER, scored another facile win at Caymanas Park yesterday, strolling home by six lengths on a muddy surface to win the 10th running of the Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres, race number two...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The unbeaten filly SHE'S A MANEATER goes for her third win from as many starts when she lines up for the $3.6 million Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres, race number two in the Supreme Ventures Triple Crown series for two-year-olds at...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Tomorrow's Supreme Ventures-sponsored 12-race programme at Caymanas Park featuring the $3.6 million Pick-3 Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres for native bred two-year-olds, offers a Pick-9 carryover of $2.4 million.This will be conducted from race...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The American three-year-old filly AWESOME DESTINY responded to a strong ride from top apprentice Bebeto Harvey to win the United Racehorse Trainers' Association Trophy restricted stakes over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Making the most of...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The United Racehorse Trainers' Association stages its annual raceday at Caymanas Park today, the 10-race programme featuring the URTA Trophy Restricted Stakes over 1820 metres.Seven three-year-olds will face the starter, including top contenders...

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