Horse Racing

A day to remember for Wayne DaCosta

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 25 2018    

It was truly a dream day of horse racing for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta as in the quest to defend his title, the 17-time champion saddled a blistering five-timer at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Read More


Tuesday, December, 25 2018    


Nunes' fate lies with his two-year-olds

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 25 2018    

ANTHONY Nunes' hopes of clinching his first trainer's crown in the many years of conditioning racehorses for thoroughbred racing at Caymanas Park now lies on the shoulders of his juveniles – Corazon , Earn Your Stripes... Read More

Bigdaddykool, She’s A Maneater square off in Miracle Man

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, December, 25 2018    

The Harry Jackson Memorial Cup, one of only two races run over 12 furlongs, which is usually the traditional Boxing Day treat is no longer on the racing programme. Read More

Looking forward to Bigdaddykool winning the Miracle Man – Nunes

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 25 2018    

TRAINER Anthony Nunes is of the strong belief that his five-year-old bay gelding Bigdaddykool can defy the odds and beat reigning Horse of the Year, She's A Maneater in the first staging of the Miracle Man Cup on Boxing Day, December 26, 2018. Read More

Wayne DaCosta takes over after fiver in tight trainer's race

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, December, 23 2018    

It was a never-to-forget day for 17-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta at Caymanas Park yesterday, after he saddled five winners on the 11-race programme to regain the lead over Anthony Nunes in the critical race for the 2018 trainer's championship. Read More

Bad Boy Trump for Seymour Mullings Memorial Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver. com | Saturday, December, 22 2018    

THERE are three trophy races down for contention but it is the Seymour “Foggy” Mullings Memorial Trophy that will take the spotlight on the well-supported 11-race programme at Caymanas Park today. Read More


BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, December, 21 2018    

THERE are three race days left in the year with approximately 30 races, and never before have three race days been so important in the lives of the nation's top two conditioners of thoroughbreds. Read More

DaCosta banks on Run Thatcher Run, Rojorn Di Pilot in top juvenile race

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, December, 21 2018    

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta will be represented in the Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes by only two of his juveniles — Rojorn Di Pilot and Run Thatcher Run . Read More

Tough and resilient Superluminal trumps in Overnight

Friday, December, 21 2018    

Superluminal , campaigning with much grit and determination between the Open Allowance and Graded Stakes levels during his six-year-old season, could only score one victory in his last 10 starts. Read More

My Super Girl ready to go longer – trainer Philip Feanny

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS OBSERVER WRITER | Friday, December, 21 2018    

FOLLOWING My Super Girl's emphatic win in the $1 million War Zone Sprint Trophy feature on Saturday last over 5 furlongs, trainer Philip Feanny now believes it is time to stretch out his chestnut filly over a distance of ground. Read More

'Whenever she (She's A Maneater) starts to run poorly, I will not hesitate to turn her out to the breeding shed' – DaCosta

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, December, 21 2018    

HER life story can be told in few words — she does not like to lose.She's A Maneater is quite simply a thoroughbred of brilliance and tenacity. Read More

Unfolding of the ‘Stripes

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, December, 21 2018    

AFTER a disappointing third-place finish on debut behind Run Thatcher Run two weeks ago over 5 furlongs (1,100m), Earn Your Stripes returned to competitive racing in a maiden condition race over 7 furlongs (1,400m) on Saturday, December 15. Read More

Photos: She's A Maneater on the move

Friday, December, 21 2018    

Chace The Great (#6 Dane Nelson) on the outside hanging on as She's A Maneater (#5 - Omar Walker) inches closer while Mr Universe (Anthony Thomas) is on the inside rails. (Photos: Naphtali Junior) Read More

The ‘Lava’ flows again

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, December, 21 2018    

THREE-year-old chestnut filly Nuclear Lava came to the races on August 15, 2018, well touted but she finished second by seven lengths behind Kingswood going over a mile (1,600m). Read More


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