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

The three-year-old campaign leading up to the 1000 and 2000 Guineas on April 9 continues at Caymanas Park today with the respective Guineas trials - the Thornbird Stakes for native-bred fillies and the Prince Consort Stakes for colts and geldings,...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With CAPTAIN GRANVILLE (21-1) and ZEEVA (10-1) scoring notable upsets at Caymanas Park last Saturday, the Pick-9 had no takers and the carry-over to tomorrow stands at $3.6 million.This should ensure a Pick-9 payout in excess of $5 million. Both...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The 2015 Superstakes winner FRANFIELD produced a terrific stretch run to catch and beat the howling 2-5 favourite SEEKING MY DREAM in yesterday's grade one feature for the Chairman's Trophy over 1500 metres at Caymanas Park.FRANFIELD, running at...

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

SEEKING MY DREAM, the reigning 'Hose of the Year', heads a star-studded field of six in today's grade one feature over 1500 metres for the Chairman's Trophy, which promises to be a very competitive race.The Wayne Dacosta-trained SEEKING MY DREAM,...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With 12 races slated for tomorrow at Caymanas Park, much attention will be focused on the late Super-6, which offers a $3.8 million carryover from Wednesday.This, the twilight six as it is otherwise called, will be conducted from Race Seven to 12,...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Punters were stunned into silence at Caymanas Park yesterday following a huge upset by LARUSA at 95-1 in the seventh race over 1300 metres for five-year-olds and up, non winners of two.Ridden by 4.0kg claiming apprentice Jerome Innis for trainer...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The talented 4-y-o filly, PUDDY POOH, should upstage her six opponents and win the 3-y-o and up open allowance feature over the straight-five course at Caymanas Park today.When last raced on February 20, the Richard Azan-trained PUDDY POOH, who won...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The promising claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey teamed up with 7-2 chance EDISON to win the highly competitive overnight allowance feature over 1300 metres from the fast-finishing SHINING LIGHT (9-2) at Caymanas Park yesterday.Harvey, who is a past...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Former top-class campaigner COMMANDING CHIEF should score a long overdue win in today's competitive looking overnight allowance race over 1300 metres to be contested by 13 starters at Caymanas Park.COMMANDING CHIEF last won the grade one Prime...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park last Saturday, and the carry-over to tomorrow's meet stands at $1.2 million.Both Super-6s were caught by punters and start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The first Super-6 is from race one to six...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Reigning 'Horse of the Year' SEEKING MY DREAM turned in another smashing performance at Caymanas Park yesterday to win the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1500 metres by four lengths, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:31.3 on a slow...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

WITH the Pick-9 and Super-6s having been caught on Wednesday, both start anew on tomorrow's mammoth 13-race programme, which commences as early as 11.15 a.m.The Pick-9 will embrace races five to 13, the first Super-6 from race one to...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

FRANKENSTORM, dropping down to classes for today's Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup feature (claiming $350,000-$300,000 over 1100 metres), is tipped to resume winning ways in a competitive field of 11.Trained by Wilfred Chin, the six-year-old bay gelding...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

POKER STAR confirmed his status as the country's top sprinter at Caymanas Park yesterday with an emphatic victory in the annual renewal of the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres, the season's first grade one trophy race.Installed a 4-5...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The horses have come out in full force for tomorrow's 12-race programme at Caymanas Park, featuring the season's first grade one-trophy race, the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy and the Long Shot Trophy for $180,000 claimers, both over 1300 metres....

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The 10-race programme scheduled for Caymanas Park yesterday had to be abandoned following strike action by unionised workers of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL).The workers claimed that the action was taken because of the failure of the promoting...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

CAMPESINO, who has been a model of consistency in recent months, should snap his string of second-place finishes by winning today's three-year-old and up open-allowance race, to be contested by seven starters over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park....

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Both the Pick-9 and Super-6s start anew at Caymanas Park tomorrow, the Pick-9 offering a minimum payout of $1 million and the Super-6, $750,000 each.The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the second Super-6...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Two major changes have been made for the second running of the $13.9 million Diamond Mile to be run on Saturday, December 10 this year.This was announced at the recent launch by CTL's racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr, following consultations with...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

THREE-TIME champion jockey Dane Nelson highlighted the year's first Sunday meet at Caymanas Park yesterday with three winners to assume the lead from Omar Walker in the jockeys' standings.Having booted home two winners in NUCLEAR AFFAIR and DOC...

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

The three-year-old campaign leading up to the season's first classic continues at Caymanas Park today, with the Mercury Sprint for native bred maiden three-year-old colts and geldings over the straight taking the spotlight.The race, which has been...

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

SEEKING MY DREAM, who won five races and a record $14.2 million in stakes in 2015, was earlier this week voted 'Horse of the Year' by a 17-man selection panel comprising representatives of the press and CTL officials.Winner of the Cal's Jamaica...

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

The Harry Parsard-owned and trained American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN showed just how much she had improved with a decisive victory in the 3-y-o and up open allowance mile at Caymanas Park yesterday.Installed a 6-5 favourite with former champion...

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

Having finished a fighting second to top stayer PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over 2,400 metres on Boxing Day, the American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN should go one better in the open allowance mile at Caymanas Park...

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

Tomorrow's well-supported 11-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a Pick-9 carryover of $1.4 million despite no major upsets last Saturday.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race three to 11 the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6...

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