US RACING: Massive statue of Secretariat unveiled at Keeneland

Commissioned by the Triangle Foundation, which seeks to beautify Lexington, Ky., a larger-than-life statue of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat was unveiled Saturday at Keeneland. It's Big Red, indeed. Sculptor Jocelyn Russell and her husband, Michael Dubail, created the bronze monument in Oklahoma. The statue traveled to Kentucky this week and will soon take up permanent residence […]

Carryovers galore as El Gringo at 42-1 in nightcap rocks the exotic betting boat

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Following the first 11 races on today’s (Saturday, October 12) 12 race programme at Caymanas Park when nearly all of these contests were taken by the favourites or by horses well supported in the betting, the nightcap 12th race, proved to be a nightmare for punters especially those wagering on the exotic […]

The shocker comes in the nightcap – as El Gringo wins at 42-1

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Hitting the front from the time the gates opened, El Gringo with apprentice Raddesh Roman in the saddle made every post a winning one in the 12th of 12 as the curtains came down on fascinating day of racing at Caymanas Park. El Gringo held on doggedly as Latapy (second) with Linton […]

Rough and tough My Sister upsets at 8-1 in Jolly Najair Memorial Trophy

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The timing of jockey Dane Dawkins was perfect as he brought the 8-1 chance My Sister with a scorching run over the last furlong and a half swishing by then leader Mr Universe (Omar Walker) the 1-5 favourite with consummate easy to win the Vassell “Jolly” Memorial Trophy at Caymanas Park. My […]

A winner for Prince ‘Daggerman’ Holder as Nala’s Bushman wins 10th at 2-1

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former top apprentice Prince “Daggerman” Holder who has had many down times in his relatively short career as a reinsman rode a peach of a race to secure victory in the 10th on Nala’s Bushman. Holder held Nala’s Bushman trained by Michael Marlowe well of the pace set by Crucial’s Treasure (Dane […]

Awesome Glitter at 5-2 gives apprentice Roger Hewitt his second winner

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Apprentice Roger Hewitt continued to show his development as he enjoyed one of his better days in the saddle closing a double in the ninth of 12 races on the Saturday card on Awesome Glitter. Awesome Glitter trained by veteran Michael Beecham went straight to the lead in the maiden condition event […]

Double for Shane ‘Canterman’ Ellis – brings home 4-5 Dezzy The Genius

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Big race jockey Shane Ellis known to racegoers as the “Canterman” earned a double on today’s (October 12) card when he had nothing really to do as guided the Rowan Mathie trained Dezzy The Genius to victory in the seventh. Running over nine furlongs and 25 yards, among $450,000 - $400, 000 […]

Easy Sunrise -6 for punters – payout $4,568

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With five favourites winning the first six races on today’s race card at Caymanas Park it was little wonder that the Sunrise -6 payout was only $4,568 as many punters cashed in on the winnings. This after owner/trainer Raymond Townsend presented the 2-1 Big Black Nation with apprentice Roger Hewitt in the […]

American Invader blazes 58.1 seconds down the 5-straight to win 5th at 1-5

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Patiently ridden by apprentice by Raddesh Roman, American Invader got going in the final two furlongs of the 5-straight contest to post her third career victory. Trained by Wayne DaCosta, American Invader, who seems to be improving rapidly at this stage of her career, won by five lengths at odds of 1-5. […]