US RACING: Legendary racehorse, sire A.P. Indy dies at 31

A.P. Indy, the 1992 Horse of the Year often referred to as a "breed-shaping" sire, died Friday at Lane's End Farm. He was 31. The son of Seattle Slew was pensioned from stud duties in 2011, 11 years after entering racing's Hall of Fame, while suffering from age-related testicular degeneration. A.P. Indy was otherwise well and […]

Expect a blooming England’s Rose in Hot Line

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Hot Line Stakes brings together six, three-year-old fillies who are all in search of enhancing their preparation for the onrushing Classic races. Below is an analysis of these six runners. 1 – ENGLAND’S ROSE: (3-year-old b f – Natural Selection – Ahwhofah) – Winning her first two races last year but […]

Nipster gets the Sir Howard nod

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Sir Howard Stakes event (six furlongs -1,200 metres) for three-year-old colts and geldings signals the first significant prep race leading to the first Classic races of the season. The 2020 edition of the Sir Howard has attracted nine starters who are non-winners of two races lifetime. Some potentially progressive thoroughbreds are […]

Promoting company SVREL offers monetary incentives for stakeholders

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The promoting company of racing, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), on Wednesday last announced a major incentive scheme for stakeholders. The details were given by SVREL’s Chairman Solomon Sharpe at a press conference held at the trainers’ room at Caymanas Park. “At the end of each quarter, starting at the […]

Mahogany makes a strong statement

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Mahogany took advantage of his light impost and promptly dispatched a mixed field of imported and native-bred horses to close a triple on the day for trainer Ian Parsard. Mahogany earned his third-consecutive victory in a Restricted Stakes call among imported three-year-olds and upwards. In addition, locally bred three and four-year-olds non-winners […]

Superluminal – still rugged, still tough

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Trainer/breeder Ian Parsard started his triple-winning journey on Sunday last at Caymanas Park when his stable patriarch Superluminal produced another hard-hitting performance to enter the winners’ enclosure for the 13th time in his 47-race career. Superluminal’s victory came in an Open Allowance (three-year-olds and upwards) contest going a mile (1,600 metres). This […]

Harry’s Train – getting over the kinks

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Harry’s Train went from gate to wire with a scorching run to win a Restrictive Overnight Allowance (three-year-olds and upwards) call going five furlongs (1000 metres) round on the Sunday racing programme of February 16. Sent off at attractive odds of 10/1 in the 11-horse field and ridden by Omar Walker, the […]

Basilicus makes owner Basil Gooden smile

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Basilicus, the first horse raffled at Caymanas Park as a yearling two years ago, finally brought unbridled joy to his owner Basil Gooden. Basilicus, a small dark bay filly by Performing Magic - Regency raced twice as a two-year-old last year and showed little promise. Trained by Gary Subratie, Basilicus came home […]

A look at the race day of Sunday, February 16, 2020

Trainer Steven Todd off the mark in 2020 Consistent top 10 trainer Steven Todd got off the mark in the 2020 season after his charge Parajet won the first race, an Optional Claiming ($180,000-$150,000) event run over four furlongs (800m) straight. Ridden by apprentice Oshane Nugent, Parajet (Casual Trick – Charmin’ Diaz) got a good […]

The dissection of race day that was Sunday, February 16, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Apprentice Oshane Nugent is seemingly coming to the attention of more than a few trainers. In this column, we try to identify talent and predict likely success going forward. In the opener, Nugent did an extremely competent job in keeping Steven Todd’s confirmed short runner, Parajet, galloping to score by just over […]