Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths honoured, plus new races, new distance

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The man who has ridden the most winners overall (1,663) and also the most Classic winners, Winston “Fanna” Griffiths, will have his name forever marked in the annals of local racing with the inaugural running of the Winston Griffiths Classic. The event, Winston Griffiths Classic, a 9 ½ furlong (new distance) race, […]

#UK RACING: Adayar wins the 2021 Cazoo Epsom Derby for Godolphin

Adayar delivered a stunning 16-1 surprise as he came home a wide-margin winner of the Cazoo Derby at Epsom. Trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by Adam Kirby, the Godolphin-owned son of Frankel shot clear in the final furlong to give his handler a second win after Masar in 2018. Mojo Star, a 50-1 chance, took second, with the winner's […]

Oneofakind makes it four in a row with fighting win in Caymanas ninth

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In another close race, Oneofakind was able to continue his winning streak with victory in the Caymanas Saturday ninth. That fourth win by Oneofakind, trained by Anthony Nunes and ridden by Dane Nelson came at the Open Allowance level racing at the distance of nine furlongs and 25 yards. After the horses […]

Carlton Riley wins his first race since 2003

KINGSTON, Jamaica - It took all of 18 years for veteran jockey Charlton Riley to make a return visit to the winners’ enclosure when he won on Blood Song, last Monday (May 17) at Caymanas Park. The win was the first for Blood Song for more than a year while Riley recorded his first on […]

The ‘Identity’ is no longer a secret

KINGSTON, Jamaica - SECRET Identity turned up with a rich run, after her good effort in the Portmore Cup going 1500 metres, to win a three-year-old (non-winners of two) in a Classic-like performance on Saturday, May 15. Again, ridden by Dane Nelson, the Bern Identity - Pomeroy’s Secret bay filly trained by Tensang Chung won […]

Sweet Majesty gives a good effort in pre-1000 Guineas run

KINGSTON, Jamaica - TRAINER Edward Stanberry looks certain to have his first serious say in the upcoming Jamaica three-year-old Classic races, specifically the 1000 Guineas, with his improving and gutsy bay filly Sweet Majesty. Sweet Majesty, by Soul Warrior - Bitter End and ridden by Christopher Mamdeen, shed the maiden tag with a noticeable performance […]

#US RACING: Horse racing has more questions than answers post-Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — After a week dominated by the failed drug test of trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit, horse racing enjoyed a rare moment to celebrate at the Preakness when unheralded Rombauer gave owners John and Diane Fradkin and trainer Michael McCarthy a victory in their first Triple Crown race. That moment is […]