Roadster’s late surge earns victory in Santa Anita Derby

Through the far turn of Saturday's Grade 1, US$1 million Santa Anita Derby, Roadster appeared out of contention not just on the day, but for any shot at the 2019 Kentucky Derby as well. But then a colt who trainer Bob Baffert has hyped since Triple Crown winner Justify retired then kicked back into gear. […]

Tacitus wins Wood Memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — Tacitus has won the US$750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, earning 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tacitus ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.23 on Saturday. Tacitus was The 5-2 wagering favourite. Tacitus rallied from 10 lengths back to win the Tampa Bay Derby last month in […]

Favoured Vekoma cruises to Blue Grass victory at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Favoured Vekoma pulled away down the stretch to earn a 3 ½-length victory in the US$1 million Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday to take a big step toward the Kentucky Derby. The chestnut colt followed up last month's third-place finish in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes with […]

Double for trainer Errol Waugh, apprentice Chris Mamdeen in nightcap

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Trainer Errol Waugh had his best day in a while when he closed the 11-race card at Caymanas Park with a double after Sendamessagetomama turned out to be an easy winner of the Restricted Allowance V event run over seven furlongs. Waugh’s other winner was Loose Cannon which came in the tenth […]

Little cousin Reyan Lewis ‘bops’ bigger cousin Omar Walker to land triple

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The ninth race – an Optional Claiming event for $550, 000 - $500,000 horses over a mile pitted cousins apprentice Reyan Lewis on Rising Bop and six-time champion Omar Walker on Danos La Paz is a searing stretch duel which in the end Lewis got the better of. Rising Bop also provided […]

It’s K D Flyer again down the 5 straight, upstages stablemate Hilly’s Halo

KINGSTON, Jamaica – K D Flyer once again demonstrated his perpetual likeness for the five straight with a convincing victory over the distance just moments ago with Dane Dawkins, the regular rider of K D Flyer in the saddle. This was K D Flyer’s fourth win in his last seven starts, all of which took […]

Robert Halledeen wins own race on Big Bang, completes double for himself, Nunes

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jockey Robert Halledeen achieved a very rare feat a short while when he won Saturday’s seventh race on first timer Big Bang trained by Anthony Nunes. Halledeen was in fact winning the race which was named after him on the celebration of Jockeys’ Day at the Park. Big Bang was Halledeen’s second […]

Apprentice Reyan Lewis makes it number 2 on El Profesor

KINGSTON, Jamaica – After running all over the straight, apprentice Reyan Lewis was still able to guide the Patrick Lynch trained El Profesor to victory in the sixth race at Caymanas Park a short while ago. El Profesor won the 6 ½ furlong event in the Restricted Allowance 111 grouping for four-year-olds and up and […]

Trainer Gresford Smith earns 4th win with Lady V

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Veteran conditioner Gresford Smith saddled winner number 4 for the year when his six-year-old bay mare turned out to be an easy winner of the fifth race of 11 on the Saturday race card at Caymanas Park about some five minutes ago. In an Optional Claiming event ($250,000 - $200,000) for four-year-olds […]

Envisaged obliges after 9th attempt – as favourites dominate at the Park

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Envisaged a grey filly by Fearless Vision – Alpha Lupa was finally able to shed the maiden tag after nine starts as guided by Robert Halledeen she won a Maiden Condition race for three-year-olds run over seven furlongs just moments ago at Caymanas Park. Second, 5 ¾ lengths behind was Sea Cruise […]