WATCH AS THE QUICK GALLOPER examines the other Jamaica Day races

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The first staging of Jamaica Day (November 13, 2021) was a huge success for all concerned. There were increases in all purses offered on the day, the betting was brisk, and the racing was simply outstanding.   THE QUICK GALLOPER will examine all the major races, the Jamaica Cup, the St Elizabeth Distaff, […]

Riveting Further and Beyond, Steadman, Nunes capture Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In his last race Further and Beyond lost to Calculus after the rider lost use of the right stirrup. Today in the Jamaica Cup, Further and Beyond racing in a newly minted style repaired all the damage of the past including lost efforts in the Classics races, to win the Grade One […]

Phillip Parchment earns his 100th win on Heart of a Lion

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jockey Phillip Parchment brought home his 100th winner Heart of A Lion in the Jamaica Day fifth. Trained by Jason DaCosta, Heart of a Lion's success came in a three-year-old maiden condition race going 5 ½ furlongs. Heart of a Lion was settled-in just off the leading pair of Infinity Ace (Richard […]

Duke elevates royal status to the Prince of Sprint

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Duke, a five-year-old grey horse by Casual Trick – Lady Macbeth elevated his royal position to that of Prince - the Caymanas Park-  Prince of Sprint with his best ever effort when winning the Port Royal Sprint, which was an Open Allowance | Graded Stakes contest travelling six furlongs. When the gates […]

Cash Pot smashed by Slammer | one-two for Richard Azan

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Slammer - a bay colt by Savoy Stomp – Fedora, the only maiden in the field of seven two-year-old runners cracked opened the Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me Trophy’ feature which was the Caymanas Saturday seventh at odds of 4-1. Racing over six furlongs, as expected, it was the 2-5 favourite […]

The ‘old man’ hovers to victory in Mark My Word – Caymanas Saturday 9th

KINGSTON, Jamaica – 11-year-old bay gelding Hover Craft demolished rivals to win the 2021 Mark My Word Trophy, which was the Caymanas Saturday ninth. The Mark My Word was for horses - three-year-old and upwards - at the grade of Open Allowance going nine furlongs and 25 yards. With racegoers looking on closely, the starter […]

The ‘Honey Bunch’ Samantha Fletcher closes historic triple

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jockey Samantha Fletcher based on preliminary checks became the first female rider to bring home three winners on a single race day in Jamaica. Fletcher after piloting Cat’s Rigger and Just Trick Me to victory earlier on the day, closed her historic triple on Honey Bunch trained by Gresford Smith in the […]

Further and Beyond decimates Overnight in Caymanas Monday eighth

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Three-year-old Further and Beyond (Linton Steadman) racing outside of his age group for the first time at the Overnight level delivered a performance of significant note to win the Caymanas Monday eighth at 7 ½ furlongs. Trained by champion Anthony Nunes, Further and Beyond (Blue Pepsi Lodge – Rumble) after being prominent […]

King Arthur reigns supreme in the Menudo – Caymanas Saturday ninth

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In probably his best effort since winning the Jamaica Derby last year October, King Arthur allowing rivals lumps of weight doggedly held at bay all six rivals in the Menudo Trophy which was the Caymanas Saturday ninth. The Menudo Trophy was contested by horses (three-year-old and upwards) in the Open Allowance/Graded Stakes […]