Young rider Romario Smith waiting on surgery after getting a stroke in the saddle

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Apprentice Romario Smith, who apparently got a stroke while in the saddle after finishing the fifth race aboard Crafty Zella Zeen on Wednesday, is up to news time, still awaiting surgery to repair some of the effects of the stroke. Smith, who started his racing career in September 2018 after graduating from […]

Racing Commission approves weight changes – top weight now 129 lb (59.0 kgs)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The government regulator of horse racing in Jamaica, the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), has made some significant rule changes to weights carried by horses, the conditions regarding the claiming of horses, and the tongue tie rule. Under the signature of Clovis Metcalfe, chairman of the commission and affixed with the seal of […]

Virus creating disquiet at Caymanas Park – race day postponed after low number of entries

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Reports reaching this website indicate that an illness as yet unidentified but said to be a virus, has been spreading quickly across the Caymanas Park property, affecting several horses domiciled in the stable area. On Wednesday last (February 26) the promoting company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, formally announced that because […]

Jockeys Phillip Parchment, Aaron Chatrie suspended, also fined $20,000

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission are announcing the following disciplinary actions arising from inquiries on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Jockey Phillip Parchment, who rode Loose Ball in the fourth race on Saturday, February 22, 2020, was suspended for five racedays and fined $20,000.00 for engaging in an altercation with jockey […]

A closer look at the 14 runners in the US$20 million Saudi Cup

A field of 14 is officially set for the world’s richest horse race, with America’s Maximum Security the anticipated favourite in tomorrow’s US$20-million Saudi Cup. Post positions for the nine-furlong feature at King Abdulaziz Racecourse were drawn Wednesday, and the assigned gates look like no hindrance to the fancied contingent that includes McKinzie, Mucho Gusto, […]

All set for first US20 million Saudi Cup

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabia this week hosts the world’s richest horse race, with US$20 million in cash prizes on offer in the latest international sports extravaganza designed to boost its battered global image. The ultra-conservative kingdom has in recent years invested heavily in sporting events, in a soft power push designed to […]

England’s Rose makes a Classic statement after scorching run in Hot Line Stakes

KINGSTON, Jamaica – England’s Rose, a bay filly by Natural Selection – Ahwhofah, on her first outing as a three-year-old underlined her potential with victory in the Hot Line Stakes. Regarded as the first major prep race for Classic horses, the Hot Line, for fillies only, is contested over six furlongs. England’s Rose had her […]

Nipster moves in Classic reckoning with victory in Sir Howard Stakes

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Nipster, in the absence of leading Classic contenders, Wow Wow and Mahogany, returned to the winners’ enclosure for the second time in his career. Nipster won the Sir Howard Stakes (colts and geldings) by two-lengths while travelling six furlongs (1,200 metres) on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Ridden for the second time by […]

Trevor’s Choice speeds his way to three in a row

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Speedster Trevor’s Choice extended his winning streak to three on Saturday last (February 22) at Caymanas Park. The Alford Brown trainee won a Non-Restricted Overnight Allowance call for three-year-olds and upwards gallopers over five furlongs (1,000 metres) round. This latest win by the four-year-old dark bay colt also closed a double success […]