US RACING: Mongolian Groom upsets McKinzie in Santa Anita’s Grade 1 event

McKinzie ranged up in his usual stalking position Saturday in Santa Anita Park’s Grade 1, US$300,000 Awesome Again Stakes. But after taking aim at pace-setting Mongolian Groom, he failed to fire. In a result that could shake up the role of favorite for next month’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, the 25-1 shot Mongolian Groom kept on […]

US RACING: Connections of Vino Rossi to appeal disqualification ruling

Trainer Todd Pletcher indicated to New York stewards on Saturday that connections of Vino Rosso will appeal the decision to disqualify their colt from a victory in the Grade 1, US$750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup. New York Racing Association steward Braulio Baeza, Jr., in a meeting with reporters after the races at Belmont Park, said […]

Summer Sun takes Overnight after going miles wide

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The USA bred Summer Sun after being interfered with in the early part of the race which forced his rider, apprentice Raddesh Roman to drop back to almost last in the field of 14 before going on the wide outside and turning way wide at the top of the straight and had […]

Roy Rogers upsets at 92-1 with Samantha Fletcher

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Despised in the betting at odds of 92-1, Roy Rogers under a compelling ride from apprentice Samantha Fletcher produced the run of his life to win the 10th of eleven races at Caymanas Park just moments ago. Trained by veteran Dennis Lee, Roy Rogers a three-year-old grey gelding by Distorted – Soca […]

Money Monster gets off the mark for owner, trainer, breeder Fitzroy “Pumpkin” Glispie

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Long-time racing professional Fitzroy “Pumpkin” Glispie had the honour of being the owner, the breeder and the trainer of the exciting looking two-year-old bay colt, Money Monster winner of today’s eighth race at Caymanas Park. Money Monster (Casual Trick – She’s Traditional) was an encouraging victor of the juvenile event run over […]

Chance ride gives in-training apprentice Anthony Radcliffe a winner

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The announcement came late that in-training apprentice Anthony Radcliffe was replacing his colleague Marshall Porter aboard Awesome Cat in the seventh race which was Division Two of the apprentice in-training only race at Caymanas Park. And as it turned out in the four-straight contest, the chance ride became the winning ride as […]

DaCosta, jockey Omar Mullings pair to win with 3-1 Sure Cote in 6th

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Benefitting from the outside draw in the sixth race – a Restricted Allowance 11 for three-year-olds who are non-winners of two – Sure Cote came with a telling run under strong handling to take the event run over five furlongs straight. Trained by Wayne DaCosta and running at odds of 3-1, Mullings […]

Buckaluck at 7-1 takes the fifth with apprentice Raddesh Roman

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Buckaluck ridden by apprentice Raddesh Roman had to survive a stewards’ inquiry as well as a jockey’s objection to be officially declared as the winner of the fifth race moments ago at Caymanas Park. Trained by Renex Burrell who was winning his first race of the year from six starts, Buckaluck and […]

First winner for apprentice in-training Eric Haughton on Lady Carmen

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The fourth race of the 11 on tap today at Caymanas Park was a four straight contest for optional claimers ($250,000 - $200,000) with the current crop of in-training apprentices in the saddle. Lady Carmen drawn on the outside and ridden by Eric Haughton broke well and although leaving the outside rails […]