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Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The 2015 Oaks heroine, MOM'S STUDENT, a winner when sprinting last Saturday, should underline her versatility by winning the Valbert Marlowe Memorial Cup over 1800 metres at Caymanas Park today.The four-year-old and up restricted allowance race (non...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

WITH the fancied horses having dominated Wednesday's eight-race programme at Caymanas Park, things should be different on tomorrow's 11-race programme featuring large and competitive fieldsBoth SUPER-6s start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Only eight races are scheduled to be run at Caymanas Park today, including the 12th running of the $350,000-$300,000 claiming race over 1200 metres for the Sports Journalists of Jamaica Trophy, in which seven will run.Trainer Ryan Darby holds a...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 7:18 PMOrville Clarke

  Top American jockey, Javier Castellano, could ride one of the top contenders in the 96th running of the Cal’s Jamaica Derby over 2400 metres at Caymanas Park on Saturday, June 25. This was disclosed by Michael Bernard, owner of Triple...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The fleet-footed 4-y-o colt BUZZ NIGHTMARE turned in another awesome display to win the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over the straight five course by all of 61/2 lengths at Caymanas Park yesterday, posting his second consecutive win over the...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

A quality field of six will contest the three-year-old and up open allowance race over the straight five course at Caymanas Park today.The lineup includes the progressive four-year-old colt, BUZZ NIGHTMARE, who is coming off a recent win over the...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Eleven competitive races are in the offing at Caymanas Park tomorrow, the first Super-6 embracing races one to six and the twilight six from six to 11.With no carry-overs in effect, punters should have a free ride in the opening Super-6 race over 1,...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The Gleaner-RJR team made it two wins from as many starts in the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House Division one football league on Sunday, with a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of Peak Bottling in second round action at Winchester Park, St George's...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Running on strongly on the rails leaving the furlong pole, BIGDADDYKOOL responded to a bustling ride from top apprentice Linton Steadman to win the 76th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup over 2,000 metres in a driving finish at...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

THE 76th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup over 2000 metres takes centre stage at Caymanas Park today, with 12 native bred three-year-olds slated to face the starter, including ante-post favourite ORPHEUS.Of significance is the...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Tomorrow's Lotto Classic race day, sponsored by Supreme Ventures Limited, offers no carry-overs in the exotic bets, but with 12 races scheduled, finding the winning combinations won't be easy.The programme will be highlighted by the 76th running of...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Shane Dalling, former councillor of the Westchester division of the Portmore municipality, was last Friday appointed CEO of Caymanas Track Limited at a meeting of the new board, replacing Cedric Stewart, whose contract was terminated.Dalling, who...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

HOVER CRAFT, who finished second to FRANFIELD in last November's Superstakes, beat a good field of open allowance horses for the Mark My Word Trophy over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday, his victims, including his more fancied stable...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

IT'S holiday racing at Caymanas Park today, the 11-race programme featuring the 3-y-o and up open allowance race for the Mark My Word Trophy over 1820 metres and the traditional Labour Day Trophy for high claimers over 1200 metres.The focus of...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

CLASSY AVIATOR, running at odds of 9-1 with Aaron Chatrie aboard, scored a mild upset in yesterday's Titania Trophy feature over 1,100 metres for three-year-old fillies, flooring the odds on 4-5 favourite BIRD CATCHER, who was second.Trained by Gary...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

BIRD CATCHER, who figured prominently in both the1000 Guineas and the Oaks, looks the one to beat in today's Caymanas Park restricted allowance feature over 1100 metres for the Titania Trophy, for native bred three-year-old fillies.The 14-strong...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Caymanas Track Limited's racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr, has predicted that a maximum field of 16 will face the starter for the 76th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup at Caymanas Park on Saturday, May 28, but recent Oaks winner...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Tomorrow's race meeting at Caymanas Park offers no carryovers, but the 10-race programme looks a bit more challenging than last Saturday's, and punters should be on guard for upsets.The first Super-6, with a guaranteed minimum of $750,000, gets...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The fleet-footed 4-y-o colt, BUZZ NIGHTMARE, outsprinted 4-5 favourite ROYAL ASSAULT to win the annual renewal of the 3-y-o and up overnight race for the G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial Cup over the straight five course at Caymanas Park yesterday....

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Having moved impressively at exercise last Saturday morning, the speedy four-year-old colt, ROYAL ASSAULT, looks the one to beat in today's overnight allowance feature for the G.A. "Sarge" Bucknor Memorial Cup over the straight five course at...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Trainer Peter McMaster, who conditions horses for his wife, Elaine (Miss Suckie), should start tomorrow's 10-race programme at Caymanas Park on a winning note with the lightly raced CHOO CHOO BLUE, this against five opponents in a restricted...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With no trophy at stake, today's nine-race programme at Caymanas Park will be highlighted by the running of the open allowance race to be contested by nine starters over 1100 metres. Post time is 1:10 p.m.The race should resolve itself into a keen...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The seven-year-old horse, TIMEFORARMS, won the annual renewal of the Ren Gonzalves Memorial Cup overnight allowance feature over 2000 metres in decisive fashion at Caymanas Park yesterday.Installed a 2-1 second favourite with 3.0kg claiming...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

BIGDADDYKOOL, a top contender for the June 25 Cal's Jamaica Derby, looks the one to beat when he takes on six fellow three-year-olds in the opening restricted allowance race (non-winners of two) over 1700 metres at Caymanas Park tomorrow.Trained by...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The improving A THOUSAND STARS responded to a brilliant ride from jockey Robert Halledeen to turn the tables on her recent 1000 Guineas conqueror NUCLEAR AFFAIR to win the 77th running of the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres in a...

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