Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security captured the US$1 million Haskell Invitational and, unlike the Kentucky Derby, survived a steward's inquiry Saturday night. It capped a long day that included a major delay triggered by intense heat and the safety concerns for the horses and riders. It led to the cancellation of six races and […]

Samantha Fletcher strikes in nightcap on 5-2 chance, Miss Nancy

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Apprentice Samantha Fletcher conjured her fifth career win when she piloted 5-2 chance, Miss Nancy to victory for trainer Clifford Atkinson Jr coming down the five straight to wrap-up the day’s racing at Caymanas Park. Miss Nancy raced somewhere in mid-pack as the field of 16 was strung out across the track […]

Sergeant Reckless provides double for Omar Walker, Wayne DaCosta at 5-1

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In a strong front running effort, Sergeant Reckless went to the front from the off in a Restricted Allowance 111 (four-year-olds and upwards) run over 6 ½ furlongs and was never headed. Going off at odds of 5-1 and ridden by Omar Walker, Sergeant Reckless had to stave off a persistent challenge […]

Monmouth racing card shaken amid fierce heat, track protests

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — With extreme heat draining fans and causing concern about the horses, Monmouth Park canceled six races and pushed back until early evening its stakes races, including the $1 million Haskell Invitational headlined by Maximum Security. The decision came after the start of the first race was delayed and the racing card […]

‘Maneater’ proves again that she is the best

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Giving away lumps of weight all round, She’s A Maneater confirmed his class and her superiority to land the 7 ½ furlongs - Graded States event on offer in the fifth race at Caymanas not long ago. She’s A Maneater with regular partner Omar Walker in the saddle was kept off the […]

Tevin Foster, Ryan Darby, Unbreakable double-up

KINGSTON, Jamaica – It was win number two on the day for the hot combination of apprentice Tevin Foster and trainer Ryan Darby in the fourth race on the Saturday card at Caymanas Park. After pairing in the second to win with Laguna Point, Foster and Darby combined this time with Unbreakable at odds of […]

Mamdeen, Uncle Freddie break the favourite streak

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Some sort of balance was restored in the third race on today’s (July 20) race card at Caymanas Park, when leading rider Christopher Mamdeen brought home Uncle Freddie at odds of 9-1. The 6-furlong event for Overnight Allowance horses saw a battle for the lead involving Adoring Lady, Dubrobin and Madam Secretary […]

1-9 Laguna Point continues trek of odds on favourites

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Moving across swiftly from the number one post to the outside rails in a 3-furlong straight event for $180,000 - $150,000 claimers, Laguna Point still had enough to come out on top. Laguna Point going off at odds of 1-9, with Tevin Foster in the saddle won by 3 ¼ lengths over […]

Star Catcher, Frankie Dettori win Irish Oaks

Frankie Dettori produced another front-running masterclass in the saddle as Star Catcher gave him a fifth win this century in the Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Supplemented for €40,000 at the confirmation stage by owner Anthony Oppenheimer, the John Gosden-trained filly was allowed her own way in front. Dettori was able to dictate the […]