US RACING: King Guillermo a 45-1 upset winner of the Tampa Bay Derby

King Guillermo tied for the biggest upset yet on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail when crossing the wire a 45-1 winner of Saturday’s Grade 2, US$400,000 Tampa Bay Derby. And he looked much the best after sitting close to another longshot, pace-setting Relentless Dancer, before going by for a decisive score at Tampa Bay Downs. For […]

US RACING: Mischevious Alex takes the Gotham

After Mischevious Alex’s dominant effort Feb. 1 in Gulfstream Park’s Swale Stakes (G3), trainer John Servis identified Aqueduct’s Grade 3, US$300,000 Gotham Stakes as a race that would fit the speedy colt “really well.” The 3-year-old proved his trainer right Saturday when taking the Gotham by 2 ½ lengths and earning 50 points toward starting […]

US RACING: Authentic wins San Felipe Stakes for Bob Baffert

Put to the test Saturday in the Santa Anita Park stretch, Authentic didn’t dip, duck or dodge as when last seen on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail. The Bob Baffert trainee proved he’s the real deal by winning the Grade 2, US$400,000 San Felipe Stakes. Aside from a mild bobble at the start, the Into […]

Dane ‘Warrior Chief’ Nelson caps four-timer on Sea Cruise in Caymanas nightcap

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jockey Dane Nelson returned to his magnetic form riding a four timer among the 10-races on offer at Caymanas Park earlier today. Nelson closed his four winners aboard the Spencer Chung trained Sea Cruise who won a Maiden Condition event run over seven furlongs. Earlier in the day, Nelson first delivered on […]

Triple for Dane Nelson as Patriarch runs out an easy winner of ninth

KINGSTON, Jamaica – It was smooth sailing for Patriarch and Dane Nelson in the ninth race at the Park. Trained by Fitzgerald Richards, Patriarch as expected shot into the lead in the field of four as Trevor’s Choice and God of Love were declared late non-starters. Patriarch was easy on the lead in the five-furlong […]

Chance ride produces winner for veteran jockey Paul Francis in 6th race

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Veteran jockey Paul Francis made full use of a chance ride on the Anthony Nunes trained Splendid Vision to win the sixth race on the Saturday card at Caymanas Park. Francis was able to mount up on Splendid Vision after it was announced that apprentice Reyan Lewis would not be riding on […]

Foreigner Solid Approach puts it across locals in the second at 5-1

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Seven horses were declared to start in the second race – a Restricted Allowance II for native bred three-year-olds and maiden foreigners over 5 ½ furlongs. Of the seven listed to start, six were local bred horses with only one foreigner in the line-up. The lone outsider was Solid Approach, racing for […]