US RACING: Jockey and Hall of Famer Randy Romero dies at age 61

Randy Romero, a Hall of Fame jockey known for riding horses such as Go For Wand and Personal Ensign, has died following a bout of stomach cancer. He was 61. The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund confirmed the news, saying in a statement Thursday, “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Randy Romero. […]

The Woodward Stakes takes centre stage in the US

The Grade 1, US$750,000 Woodward Stakes drew a field of nine in which all but two -- Yoshida and Vino Rosso -- could become top-level winners for the first time on Saturday at Saratoga. Yoshida won last year's Woodward and Vino Rosso shipped west earlier this season to take the Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The […]

GOLDEN WEEKEND – Gold Cup looks a cinch for She’s A Maneater

The Gold Cup, the premier handicap race on the local thoroughbred racing calendar going a distance of 7 furlongs (1,400m), takes place tomorrow at Caymanas Park. Although this year’s running of the Graded Stakes event has attracted a mere five runners, the presence of the brilliant She’s A Maneater still makes the race interesting even […]

GOLDEN WEEKEND: Wow Wow to make it win number two in Terremoto Trophy

The running of the Terremoto Trophy, a Restricted Allowance event for native-bred and imported two-year-old non-winners of two, is the second of two trophy races on today’s 11-race programme at Caymanas Park. The five-furlong (1,000m) race has attracted a small but talented field of six juveniles with trainers Wayne DaCosta and Gary Subratie accounted for […]

GOLDEN WEEKEND OF RACING - Toona Ciliata faces Sentient in Royal Dad Trophy

Royal Dad, the first horse to win the Triple Crown (1000/2000 Guineas, Jamaica Derby and Jamaica St Leger) at Caymanas Park is being honoured tomorrow (August 30) with the running of a trophy event named in his honour. The Restricted Stakes event is confined to local bred and imported three-year-olds and up non-winners of three. […]