Horse Racing

Horse Racing

  • Easter Monday Action

    ATTN: SPORTS DESKS   Racing action continues on Easter Monday with the staging of the 1,600-metre Champagne Stakes , and the 1,750-metre Infallibility Stakes for West Indian-bred three-year-olds. In the Champagne Stakes Trini Navigator, who finished fifth to Dorset in the 1,800-metre Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup will take on Jamaica-breds, Magical Victory and…

  • Chip off the old block?

    IS Jake O’Brien a chip of the old block? The son of John O’Brien saddled his first winner in only his third attempt during Wednesday’s “Carnival Lime” card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. Jake has tremendous shoes to fill, as John has completely dominated his peers since horse racing was centralised in 1994 and…


    W local racing industry stands to suffer a $2.5 million drop in prize money this year as the sport battles for survival. Prize money, slashed by 15 per cent last year, will suffer a futher cut of 15 per cent from March 1. This was disclosed to stakeholders by Arima Race Club (ARC) president…

  • Sweet Genius scores upset

    SWEET GENIUS gave trainer Bobby Persad one of his best days in his training career by taking yesterday’s feature turf event that culminated with a treble on the nine-race card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. Coming off a fifth-placed finish by 2 1/4 lengths in the Sian’s Gold Sprint to Control Unit and carrying…

  • Magical Victory prevails in turf thriller

    MAGICAL VICTORY confirmed his booking for the Tanglewood Stakes, which will be run off at the Garrison Savannah, Barbados on March 4, by holding on by a diminishing short-head in taking yesterday’s 1,800-metre Caribbean Turf Championship yesterday at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. The race was billed as a showdown between father John O’Brien, who…

  • Look to Magical Victory

    A FATHER/SON showdown is on the cards in today’s feature event, the 1,800-metre Caribbean Turf Championship, between champion trainer John O’Brien and his son, Jake. And it could be a “Magical Victory” for Jake if his charge beats his father’s pair in today’s race. Jake will be saddling his first runner as a trainer.…

  • Thisonesforron gets deserving rest

    THISONESFORRON, the short-priced favourite for the 2016 Horse of the Year title, has been given a deserving rest. He is expected to return to competitive racing around May 30 – Indian Arrival Day. The 2016 Horse of the Year will be announced on February 15 at the annual Jetsam Awards ceremony that will be…




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