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Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The best of the native bred three-year-old fillies will hold centre stage at Caymanas Park today in the 77th running of the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres and given the presence of a top heavy favourite in NUCLEAR AFFAIR, victory for...

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

TOMORROW's Jamaica Oaks 12-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a host of carry-overs, including $4.2 million in the Pick-9 from Race Four to 12 and $1.1 million in the late Super-6 from Race Seven to 12.There is also a place pot carry-over of $...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The 77th running of the Jamaica Oaks at Caymanas Park on Saturday will have a new sponsor in Caribbean Choice.Plans for the mile and quarter classic for native-bred three-year-old fillies were outlined by representatives of Caymanas Track Limited (...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Trainer Lorenzo Robinson had the unique distinction of winning races in separate countries yesterday.MR DOITBETTA romping home by 13 lengths in the inaugural running of the Simply Magic Cup over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park and a 70-1 outsider to...

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

It could aptly be described as Wayne DaCosta Day at Caymanas Park yesterday, with the 15-time champion trainer becoming the winningest trainer in Jamaica at 1,951, surpassing 14-time champion Philip Feanny and posting 'Horse of the Year' SEEKING MY...

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

The top distance horses in training will face the starter at Caymanas Park today in the grade one feature for the Legal Light Trophy over 1820 metres on the Win Dem Wheelz Grooms' Appreciation Day 11-race programme.Although the race has attracted a...

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

Both Super-6s start anew on tomorrow's Win Dem Wheelz Grooms' Appreciation Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, the first of these commencing in the first race over 1300 metres, where the recent winner, BERRANCA, and POLLY B should have a battle...

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

Fifteen-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta saddled his 1,950th career winner in 3-5 favourite DYSFUNCTIONAL at Caymanas Park yesterday, to equal the all-time record of 14-champion Philip Feanny, both of whom have been training since the mid '70s....

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

With no trophies at stake at Caymanas Park today, the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance races over the straight-five course move into the spotlight with eight horses declared.Indications are that it will come down to a straight fight between old...

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

With female apprentice Andree Powell having scored a stunning upset aboard the 99-1 outsider SAMORA in the seventh race at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, both the pick-9 and twilight Super-6 offer carryovers.The first Super-6 from race two to seven...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Female apprentice Andree L. Powell won the first race of her career in sensational style at Caymanas Park yesterday, this aboard the 99-1 outsider SAMORA, in the seventh race over the straight for four-year-olds and up.Although a bit overcome by...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The consistent CAM-PESINO seems on course for an overdue win at Caymanas Park today when he faces six opponents in the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1200 metres, the third on the nine-race programme.Trained by 14-time champion Philip Feanny...

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

THE 42nd running of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas - the season's first classics over a mile - went according to the script at Caymanas Park yesterday.Victory went to the favourites NUCLEAR AFFAIR and FUTURE KING in the 1000 and 2000 Guineas...

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

A bumper crowd is expected a Caymanas Park today for the season's first classics, the 42nd running of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas for native bred three-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, over a mile.Both races are being sponsored...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2016 | 12:17 AMOrville Clarke

Three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson was on Tuesday cleared by the stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission for his riding of highly-fancied COMMANDING CHIEF in the seventh race for overnight allowance horses at Caymanas Park on Saturday, March...

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

THE sparingly raced 4-y-o filly BERRANCA should make amends for her near miss over 1100 metres on March 26 when she takes on seven opponents in the 4-y-o and up restricted allowance, the opening Super-6 race over 1200 metres on tomorrow's Post to...

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

The 21st running of the Lady Geeta Trophy grade one feature over 1200 metres provided a bittersweet experience for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, who, despite winning with 7-2 chance PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, said he was shocked when stable-companion and...

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

Champion sprinter POKER STAR goes for his fifth consecutive victory at Caymanas Park today, this against five opponents in the 3-y-o and up grade one feature for the Lady Geeta Trophy over 1200 metres.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The exotic bets start anew on tomorrow's 11-race Caymanas Park programme after punters cashed in over the Easter weekend.Both Super-6s offer the guaranteed minimum of $750,000, the first commencing from race one through to race six, and the twilight...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With the first quarter having ended, popular owner O'Shaun Connection (O'Neil Hinds) has held off the chasing pack to maintain his lead in the owners' championship, thanks to back-to-back winners at Caymanas Park on Easter Monday.His winners were 4-...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

It's holiday racing at Caymanas Park today, the 11-race programme featuring the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race for the Easter Sprint Trophy over 1100 metres.Ten starters have been declared, including leading lights SHINING LIGHT, DWAYNE STAR...

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

The progressive American 4-y-o filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN made it two wins from as many starts this season, slamming her five opponents in the annual renewal of the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy grade one feature over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday....

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

The two-day Easter Racing Carnival commences at Caymanas Park today with an 11-race programme featuring the grade-one Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy over 1820 metres.Also on the annual Jockeys' Guild of Jamaica race day programme are the Jockeys' Guild...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The season's first classics, the 1000 and 2000 Guineas for native-bred three-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, will be run over a mile at Caymanas Park on Saturday, April 9 and for the second consecutive year Post to Post Betting are title...

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

NUCLEAR AFFAIR established herself as the hot ante-post favourite for the April 9 1000 Guineas following her emphatic victory in the $1.1 million Thornbird Stakes over 1400 metres for native bred three-year-old fillies at Caymanas Park...

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