We need help – grooms

KINGSTON, Jamaica -  The association representing grooms in the horse racing industry is calling on the Government for help after Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) last week announced a scaling down of operations at Caymanas Park due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We need to get something from the Government. We need […]

Quickgallop.com back up and running

KINGSTON, Jamaica -  We are off and running again. Quickgallop.com was off the track for a while mainly due to certain restrictions of COVID-19. Now we are able to continue our coverage and will do so with the same level of commitment, ensuring that we post the latest news from home and abroad. Join the […]

US RACING: Double hands Barbadian Saffie Joseph share of Gulfstream lead

HALLANDALE BEACH, Florida, May 3, CMC – Barbadian trainer Saffie Joseph Jr continued to make waves at the renowned Gulfstream Park by recording two wins on Saturday’s 12-race card, to grab a share of the lead in the standings. The 33-year-old opened his account in race six when 5-2 favourite Loriloupies beat the three-year-old fillies, […]

US RACING: Charlatan, Nadal give Bob Baffert sweep in Arkansas Derby

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Charlatan romped to victory by six lengths in the first division of the Arkansas Derby and Nadal won the second division by three lengths, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a sweep Saturday when the Kentucky Derby was postponed. The 146th Derby usually would have dominated the first Saturday […]

CANADA RACING: Trainer Mark Casse among 7 elected to US Racing Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Mark Casse has more than $174 million in purse earnings, has captured two legs of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, and has been honored as Canadian trainer of the year a record 11 times. And now, election to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. "It's unbelievable. It's […]

US RACING: Secretariat wins virtual Kentucky Derby

Secretariat won a virtual Kentucky Derby against 12 fellow Triple Crown winners, 47 years after the chestnut colt won the real race at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/4-mile race featuring computer-generated imagery was held Saturday, the same day the 146th Derby had been scheduled until it was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Derby has […]

UK RACING: Racing could resume within a week of green light: BHA chief

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - British racing can return within a week once the green light is given by the government to ease restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority said. British racing has been suspended since March 17 with major events such as the Epsom Derby, […]

US RACING: Keeneland moves closer to conducting virtual auctions

Keeneland is moving closer to having the capability to conduct virtual auctions on a year-round basis that would complement the traditional live auctions conducted by the Lexington sales company. Over the past two days, Keeneland has conducted focus groups in which some 40 consignors and buyers have participated in a mock auction to test the logistical […]