#US RACING: Javier Castellano on the road to recovery after leg surgery

US Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano, out since mid-November following leg surgery, said he expects to resume riding the second week of February at Gulfstream Park. Castellano, 43, won a record five consecutive Championship Meet riding titles at Gulfstream from 2011-12 through 2015-16. He had arthroscopic surgery to clean up some debris in his […]

Jockey Reyan Lewis says he has made mistakes, will rectify them

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Apprentice Reyan Lewis says he is bitterly disappointed at his own level of indiscipline that resulted in a significant drop in form last season. Yet, Lewis is backing himself to bounce back this year and to prove more reliable in the saddle. Lewis, who graduated from the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Jockeys’ […]

A great chance for Chace The Great

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A well-supported 10-race programme is set for competition tomorrow at Caymanas Park with the highlighting event being an Overnight Allowance contest. Fourteen runners are down to take part at 6 ½ furlongs (1,300m) for a total purse of $1 million. This publication takes a closer look at each runner and their chances […]

Racing Commission goes digital for registration

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) has announced that effective Monday February 1, 2021 all renewals of occupational group licences will be processed electronically. The occupational groups in racing include trainers, assistant trainers, jockeys, jockeys’ agents, grooms, stable assistants, exercise riders, and farriers. According to a release from the JRC all licensees must […]

Flashback to race day of Saturday, January 2, 2021

One-two finish for trainer Cashbert Khawlsingh Trainer Cashbert Khawlsingh started the new racing season on a high after completing a one-two finish in the opening event with his charges Luminous Power and Alexa’s Star over five furlongs (1,000m) round. Navigating the half-mile (800m) turn, Luminous Power (Osive Donegal) surged to the lead ahead of Alexa’s […]

Get to know trainer Michael Beecham

KINSGTON, Jamaica – Trainer Michael Beecham has been around horse racing for a while both as an owner and a trainer. He is one of those horsemen who has invested heavily in his chosen field of endeavour and is one which has developed a deep love for the sport. Read about his journey and his […]

England’s Rose sprints to Overnight victory

KINGSTON, Jamaica – England’s Rose ridden by co-champion jockey Anthony Thomas overcame her injury issues to carve out another win on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Caymanas Park. As was to be expected, England’s Rose, a known speedster moved away from the pack when the starter pressed his button and from then only the minor […]

First win for 2021 gives trainer Gary Griffiths hope

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Trainer Gary Griffiths did not have a fruitful 2020. Then, on January 1, 2021, a ‘Broken Light’ gave him hope for this season. Three-year-old bay colt, Broken Light, owned and trained by Griffiths marched to an opening win at Caymanas Park in the first of two shared sex-related races that opened the […]

Three Times Lucky gets rolling

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Three Times Lucky ridden by Javaniel Patterson presented trainer Wayne DaCosta with his second success on his way to landing a triple on the race card of Saturday, January 2, 2021. That win by Three Times Lucky came in a native-bred, three-year-old Maiden Condition contest going seven furlongs (1400 metres). Running for […]