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Published:Friday | July 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Tomorrow's nine-race programme at Caymanas Park offers no carryovers in either the Pick-9 or Super-6, hence both start anew at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million and $750,000, respectively.All nine races will embrace the Pick-9, while the first...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

GARY GLITTER, the first of two winners for Panamanian jockey Ameth Robles, bounced back to winning ways in the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race over the straight at Caymanas Park yesterday, covering the distance in the smart time of 57.4...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The in-form American horse BIGBROWNGREYHOPE is tipped to resume winning ways when he takes on six rivals in today's Caymanas Park feature over 1200 metres for the Oswald 'Ossie' Steele Memorial Cup, confined to $450,000-$400,000 claiming horses....

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Another nine-race programme is on at Caymanas Park tomorrow on which neither the Pick-9 nor Super-6s offer carry-overs.The Pick-9 will embrace all nine races, while the first Super-6 will be conducted from race two to seven, the late Super-6 from...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 12:17 AMOrville Clarke

The restricted allowance race for the Master Blaster Trophy, over the straight five course, takes the spotlight at Caymanas Park today. This is run annually in honour of the winningest horse in the history of local racing, Master Blaster, who won 34...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The Lotto Classic (Governors Cup) hero and derby runner-up BIGDADDYKOOL stamped himself as the country's most improved three-year-old with an emphatic victory in the 90th running of the ISP Finance Limited Jamaica St. Leger over 2,000 metres, the...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Given the return of the top three which fought out the finish of the fiercely-contested Cal's Jamaica Derby, in a much anticipated rematch, today's 90th running of the ISP Finance Limited Jamaica St Leger over 2000 metres at Caymanas Park takes on...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With the season's final classic, the 90th running of the ISP Finance Limited Jamaica St Leger over 2000 metres, highlighting tomorrow's race meet at Caymanas Park, the horses have come out in their numbers to form a 13-race programme starting at 11:...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Reigning 'Horse of the Year' SEEKING MY DREAM confirmed his status as the country's best thoroughbred with an empathic victory in stakes record time in the Eros Trophy grade one feature over 1,400 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Installed a 1-4...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Today's Eros Trophy grade one feature over 1400 metres could aptly be described as the Clash of the Titans, as it brings together the two best horses in the country - POKER STAR, the Champion Sprinter and the reigning 'Horse of the Year', SEEKING MY...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The speedy three-year-old filly SIMPLY THE BEST should give Super-6 players a flying start in the 3-y-o restricted stakes to be contested by seven starters over the straight five course.Although racing for the first time since her fast-time win over...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The full commission yesterday dismissed the appeal brought by the connections of FUTURE KING and confirmed the decision of the raceday stewards to disqualify him from first in the June 25 Cal's Jamaica Derby over 2400 metres at Caymanas Park.In a...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Jockey Robert Halledeen highlighted Wednesday's nine-race programme at Caymanas Park with three winners, including 4-1 chance ARIZONA GOLD in the restricted allowance feature for the Henry George Harrison Sr. Memorial Cup over 1300 metres.Halledeen...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

UNRULY TEXAS, who won easily on her recent debut, is poised to follow up in today's non-winners of two feature over 1300 metres for the Henry George Harrison Sr. Memorial Cup confined to four-year-olds and up at Caymans Park.Coming from a good draw...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The 2015 Oaks winner, MOM'S STUDENT, duly completed a hat-trick of wins at Caymanas Park yesterday, thanks to another bold front running display in the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race over 1,820 metres.Fresh from her runaway win over 1,800...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Only eight races are slated for Caymanas Park today and with no trophy race in the offing, the three-year-old and up overnight allowance race over 1820 metres moves into the spotlight as the day's feature.Eight mostly fit horses have been declared...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:18 AMOrville Clarke

Only eight races are slated to be run at Caymanas Park tomorrow, which means that the Pick-9 will take a vacation until the next race meet. However, both Super-6s are being offered, the first embracing races one to six and the second from race three...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:16 AMOrville Clarke

After an agonising wait of 10 months, Natalie Berger finally got it right at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, becoming the last of the three female apprentices who graduated from the Jockeys' School last September to ride a winner.The 23-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

A field of seven open-allowance horses will venture over a mile in today's Caymanas Park feature and even with much quality present, the talented four-year-old filly, LONG RUNNING TRAIN, has most appeal and should win for the third time this season....

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

High drama engulfed Caymanas Park yesterday following a double disqualification in the 96th running of the Cal's Jamaica Derby over 2400 metres for native bred three-year-olds.In an exciting stretch duel involving the three top contenders, 2-1...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

THIRTEEN native bred three-year-olds embark on a once in a lifetime chance for derby glory at Caymanas Park today in the 96th running of the Cal's Jamaica Derby over 2400 metres for the Sir John...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Thanks to Cal's Manufacturing, title sponsors of tomorrow's 96th running of the Jamaica Derby at Caymanas Park, provision has been made on the day to upgrade the guaranteed minimum of both Super-6s to $1.5 million, up from $750,000, and the Pick-9...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The classy 4-y-o colt BUZZ NIGHTMARE duly completed a hat-trick of wins at Caymanas Park yesterday, going wire-to-wire in the open allowance feature over 1,200 metres for the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Trophy.The pre-derby day feature,...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Following impressive back-to-back wins over the straight five course recently, the classy 4-y-o colt, BUZZ NIGHTMARE, ought to be followed when he takes on five opponents in the open allowance feature for the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With the outsiders CONCUR (26-1) and FASTAND FLASHY (11-1) hurting punters in the first two races at Caymanas Park last Saturday, there is a carry-over of $1.2 million in effect for tomorrow's first Super-6 on the 11-race programme.This will embrace...

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