Patriarch to dominate

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Despite the City of Kingston Centenary Cup feature on the 10-race programme tomorrow at Caymanas Park, the Optional Claiming ($1 million - $850,000) going five furlongs (1,000m) straight should draw more attention based on the quality of the field set to face the starter. The Anthony Nunes’ trained Patriarch seems set to […]

Christopher Mamdeen – the top racing personality of 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica - After much thought and consideration champion jockey apprentice Christopher Mamdeen has been chosen by a panel of five as the Racing Personality of 2019. The two main individuals that vied for the title were Mamdeen and champion trainer Anthony Nunes. During the sometimes heated discussions that took place, Mamdeen got the edge […]

Year 2019 – The moments that stood out

KINGSTON, Jamaica - There were many outstanding moments on and off the racetrack during the 2019 racing season. Some of these moments have left indelible imprints on the sport of horse racing in Jamaica. Below are the top 14 moments for 2019.  1 - THE RISE OF APPRENTICE CHRISTOPHER MAMDEEN – CHAMPION JOCKEY  Christopher Mamdeen […]

Mahogany surges into three-year-old contention

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Trainer Ian Parsard came to the racing wicket at Caymanas Park on Thursday (Boxing Day) with telling form. Parsard ended the 2019 season with two winners, Mahogany and Coco Chanel. Mahogany, who had two previous runs with a third-place finish, decimated rivals when releasing the maiden tag in a two-year-old maiden contest […]

Dunrobin delivers for trainer Owen Sharpe

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Based on early morning exercise reports done by Dunrobin, five-time champion jockey Trevor Simpson who had the leg up said he was confident the six-year-old bay gelding would deliver. Dunrobin did deliver in the $1-million top-rated Restricted Overnight Allowance event at Caymanas Park on Saturday, December 28, 2019 Trained by Owen Sharpe, […]

The analysis – Wednesday, January 1, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Congratulations to the newly crowned champions in the important professional categories in the industry. Special commendation is due to Anthony Nunes, who emulated the 1973 feat of his father, Nigel by winning his first championship. This first trainers’ title for Anthony might well be the beginning of what looks likely to be […]

A closer look at the January 1, 2020 race meeting

Super Amia off the mark After 27 attempts with numerous close defeats, four-year-old bay filly Super Amia (Soul Warrior – Bright Chapel) finally got her head in front when she won a maiden condition race over five furlongs (1,000m) round. With apprentice Anthony Allen in the irons, Super Amia trained by Dennis Lee got a […]