Above and Beyond the choice in BGLC/TOBA race

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The third and final race of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association-sponsored Yearling Sale series is to be contested tomorrow. To be run over a distance of eight furlongs (1,600 m), this event has attracted six starters who all passed through the 2018 Yearling Sale. […]

Samantha Fletcher, back in the saddle after injury

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Current leading female apprentice rider, Samantha Fletcher, said that while she is not a 100 per cent fit, she is delighted to be back in the saddle riding competitively again. Fletcher, the winner of 10 races from 338 mounts, was aboard the Cashbert Khwalsingh-trained Matriarch in the fourth race on Wednesday last […]

Laurie Silvera – a former five-time champion trainer passes on

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Cecil Lawrence “Laurie” Silvera, a former five-time champion trainer in Jamaica, died peacefully in Canada on Monday last (March 2). Silvera died at age 89. He migrated to Canada in 1975. Silvera held sway at Caymanas Park in the 1960s and the early part of the 1970s. In Jamaica, he saddled 543 […]

Prince Charles on the move

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Following back-to-back wins by Prince Charles at the Overnight Allowance level last Wednesday (February 26), trainer Anthony Nunes says he was disappointed with the effort. But the trainer believes his four-year-old chestnut gelding can produce competitive runs at the highest level. “I believe he [Prince Charles] has the talent to be a […]

A close look at the race meeting of Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Easy does it for Shesaysyes

KINGSTON, Jamaica - After five starts, including some encouraging efforts, five-year-old bay mare Shesaysyes (Casual Trick – Askawoman) came through to take a maiden condition offering over six furlongs (1,200m). With Shane Ellis in the saddle for owner/trainer Christopher Morrison, Shesaysyes broke well at the off, racing in third place behind Legal Dancer (Natalie Berger) […]

Rojorn di Pilot loves to win the first race

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Trainer Wayne DaCosta saddled two winners for the first time this season with Rojorn Di Pilot and Fake News on Ash Wednesday (February 26) at Caymanas Park. Rojorn Di Pilot opened the 11-programme in an Optional Claiming event (for $1,000,000 down to $850,000) for three-year-olds and upwards and native-bred four-year-olds and upwards […]

US RACING: An analysis of tomorrow’s Tampa Bay Derby

Last month, Sole Volante captured the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs with a closing rush to defeat the favored Independence Hall. With that move forward in his belt, the son of Karakontie will now attempt the next step in the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby this Saturday. But he did […]