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Published:Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 11:23 PMOrville Clarke

Popular owner Oneil Hinds (O'Shaun Connection) has hit the ground running at the start of the new season, thanks to four winners including the grey ITALIANO who romped the opening James B. Dawes Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres at Caymanas Park...

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

Balloting for 'Horse of the Year' and other awards not based on statistics by a 17-member panel comprising members of the press and Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) officials, is under way and early indications are that the 2015 derby and Diamond Mile...

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

With the fancied horses having held their own at Caymanas Park last Saturday, both the Pick-9 and Super-6s start anew with guaranteed minimums of $1 million and $750,000 respectively.The Pick-9 will embrace all nine races on the card, the first...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Local equestrians gearing up for the 2016 season started their preparation at the Kingston Polo Club, Caymanas Estates, over the weekend, with showjumpers in particular introduced to a new discipline - vaulting.Since last Friday, visiting FEI...

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

Three jockeys sustained injuries and had to be rushed to hospital in two separate races, the sixth and seventh, respectively, at Caymanas Park yesterday.Coming out worst was three-time champion Dane Nelson, whose mount, MONTEGONIAN, stumbled and...

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

The second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-...

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

Newly crowned champion trainer Wayne DaCosta continued his dominance of the major trophy races in recent months when POKER STAR won the St Catherine Cup open allowance feature over 1100 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday to confirm his status as the...

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

The open allowance race for the St Catherine Cup takes the spotlight at Caymanas Park today with six to face the starter over 1100 metres.Two of the top emerging sprinters of the past year POKER STAR and CAMPESINO first and second, respectively in...

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

Three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson started the new season with a bang at Caymanas Park yesterday, thanks to three winners on the CTL Fan Appreciation Day programme.His winners included TARANIS (7-2) in the opening race over 1300 metres for the...

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

Having saddled five of the six winners of the major trophy races in the last quarter of last year, 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta is likely to continue where he left off in 2015 by winning the CTL Fan Appreciation Day Trophy overnight...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

FUTURE KING, running at odds of 5-1 with Robert Halledeen riding for trainer Wayne DaCosta, got up in the nick of time to beat NUCLEAR AFFAIR (5-1) by a neck in the 104th running of the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes over a mile at Caymanas Park...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The $11.5 million Supreme Ventures Two-Year-Old Triple Crown Series will conclude at Caymanas Park today with a maximum field of 16 native breds down to contest the 104th running of the Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile, and what a race it promises...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Veteran jockey Vassell 'Jollyman' Najair, at age 62, became one of the oldest jockeys to win at Caymans Park, this aboard the Oneil Markland-trained STIR IT UP in the ninth race over 1100 metres for the Titania Trophy yesterday.STIR IT UP stormed...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

TODAY marks the final racemeet before Christmas, and with the 10-race programme offering a $5.4 million Pick-9 carryover, a payout in excess of $8 million looks a real possibility.Three trophy races will be run on the afternoon, including the annual...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Champion jockey-designate Shane Ellis will have a merry Christmas, thanks to a fabulous four-timer on yesterday's 12-race programme at Caymanas Park.Saving the best for last, the 42-year-old jockey, son of 1960s champion Winston 'Nero' Ellis, scored...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Six starters have been declared for today's open-allowance feature over 1400 metres for the Gladiator Trophy, including super fit CAMPESINO, who faces two tough opponents in PHINEAS and LONG RUNNING TRAIN.Significantly, all three were prepared for...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park last Saturday and the carryover to tomorrow's 12-race meet stands at $4.2 million.There is also a carryover in the second Super-6, this amounting to nearly $1 million. The Pick-9 will be conducted from race...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Mellisa Ward, who on November 28 became the first of the three female apprentices to ride a winner, FIFTYONESTORM, enjoyed her best day in the saddle at Caymanas Park yesterday, notching the first double of her short career.The 21-year-old...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:01 AMOrville Clarke

It's Jamaica Racehorse Trainers' Association (JRTA) Day at Caymanas Park, the well-supported 10-race programme featuring the JRTA Trophy over 1200 metres.A maximum field of 16 native-bred three-year-olds (non-winners of two) is down to face the...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Tomorrow's Jamaica's Racehorse Trainers' Association (JRTA) 10-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a Pick-9 carryover of $2.7 million from race two to 10 and a $1.2 million carryover in the first Super-6 from race one to six.The second Super-6,...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

This year's derby winner SEEKING MY DREAM, running as the 3-1 second favourite, turned in a 'Horse of the Year' performance at Caymanas Park yesterday to win the inaugural running of the rich Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile.Ridden by four-time...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

Sixteen of the very best horses in the country will today contest the inaugural running of the Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile, which offers a record purse of $13.5 million.The mammoth 14-race pro-gramme at Caymanas Park, which commences 10:10 a.m.,...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:01 AMOrville Clarke

Veteran trainer Harry Parsard says tomorrow's inaugural running of the Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park with a record purse of $13.5 million is a shot in the arm for the horse racing industry.Parsard, who is enjoying a marvellous...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With more than $27 million at stake on tomorrow's mammoth 14-race programme, the inaugural Diamond Mile race meet at Caymanas Park marks the biggest and most prestigious meet ever staged in the English-speaking Caribbean.It will feature the $13.5...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

The richest ever race in the English-speaking Caribbean, the $13.5 million Diamond Mile, marks its inaugural running at Caymanas Park on Saturday with a star-studded field representing the top-16 earners in training expected to face the starter....

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