Horse Racing

A 'Rose' blooms early

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta doesn't want to get excited too early but he believes he may have unearthed a talented juvenile in England's Rose, who scored an impressive debut win on Saturday, June 29 in the first two-year-old race... Read More

Racing Snaps for Derby Day, Saturday, June 29, 2019

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

Apprentice Kiaman McGregor works overtime to get home Holy Light.Veterinarian Dr Sophia Ramlal (left) talks with vet students and friends at the track.Trainer Raymond Townsend (third right) with his winning charge, Princess Brianna. Read More

Uncle Frank makes use of given opportunity

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

Uncle Frank, a five-year-old dark bay gelding, made full use of the opportunity presented to him by the absence of hot pre-race favourite, the imported filly Hilly's Halo, by outgunning his remaining four rivals in an Open Allowance over 7 ½ furlongs (1500m) on Saturday last at... Read More

The 'Boom' Groom

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

It was a special day for Tarika Taylor, daughter of the winning 2019 Derby groom, Adrian Taylor. Adrian, who is the groom of Supreme Soul, asked Tarika to receive his Derby trophy during the presentation function at the end of the Blue Riband event and young Tarika did so with great pride and... Read More

Racing news for Derby day, Saturday, June 29, 2019

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

Ten horses claimedThe claiming box got busy as 10 horses were claimed on the 12-race Jamaica Derby programme. Read More

Will In Charge all the way in Viceroy Trophy feature

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

After a narrow loss in the Legal Light Trophy on May 18, Will In Charge should now get things right and return to winning ways in the $1.3 million The Viceroy Trophy feature as the Jamaica Derby weekend festival of racing continues at Caymanas Park today. Read More

The Triple Crown is alive for the 'Bulldozer'

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, June, 30 2019    

The “Bulldozer” himself, Supreme Soul, in another performance which showcased everything magnificent about a thoroughbred racehorse, powered his way to victory in the 99th running of the $8 million Boom Jamaica Derby, sponsored by Wisynco Group Limited, at Caymanas Park... Read More

Supreme Soul takes aim at Triple Crown in Boom Jamaica Derby

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 29 2019    

Supreme Soul, the Anthony Nunes-conditioned chestnut colt, continues his journey for Triple Crown glory as he takes on rivals in the 99th running of the Boom Jamaica Derby- sponsored by Wisynco Group Limited at Caymanas Park today. Read More

Exotic Wagers

Saturday, June, 29 2019    

Sunrise 6 (Races 1-6) Race 1) Sparkle Diamond Race 2) General Report/Brave Prospect/Foot Soldier/Jamaica Citizen Race 3) Virtuoso/Nuclear Dan Dada Race 4) England's Rose/Native Gold/Dejae's Boy  Read More

Messi scoring well — four in a row

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, June, 28 2019    

Messi , a grey colt by American Dance — Winning Spirit, trained by Philip Feanny, pulverised a competitive field of Restricted Allowance III (native-bred four-year-old and upwards —non-winners of three... Read More

That false start, the Abogado DQ overshadow Saturday card

BY WES MARTIN Observer writer | Friday, June, 28 2019    

“Should the Starter consider that through any faulty of the Starting Gate or Starting Stall a fair start has not been effected, he shall declare it a 'false start' and order the riders, by means of a recall flag, to return to the starting post. The Starter's decision on this point... Read More

DERBY VIBES 2019

Friday, June, 28 2019    

• Of the nine starters in the Derby, only two are fillies, and both are princesses, Princess Ava and Princess Annie.  Read More

Finally! The two-year-old season gets underway with Starters' Trophy

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, June, 28 2019    

Eleven horses take to the track tomorrow in what is the first race for two-year-olds this season. Read More

Will In Charge to resume winning ways in The Viceroy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, June, 28 2019    

The Jamaica Derby weekend festival of racing continues on Sunday with the running of the $1.3 million The Viceroy Trophy feature, a Grade One event for three-year-olds and upward going over 9 furlongs (1,800m). Read More

One further step for Hilly's Halo

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, June, 28 2019    

The trek by imported chestnut filly Hilly's Halo to reach the highest grade in local racing continues tomorrow with the American seeking her second win in the Open Allowance class. Read More



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