News from the Caribbean:
April 7, 2017
Horse racing has a rich history in the Caribbean: the sport takes place not just on the English-speaking islands of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, but also in Dominican Republic, Martinique and Puerto Rico. The most prestigious and popular race in the Caribbean is the Clasico...
January 25, 2017
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- President of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, Allister Thompson, is adamant that horseracing on Nevis is not dead. In a brief exchange with the media on Monday, Thompson revealed that there is some ongoing work at the Indian Castle racetrack, as the track itself...
November 12, 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Debate began on two Bills in Jamaica’s House of Representatives on Wednesday, to establish a regulatory framework that will attract and support investment in the island’s horse-racing industry and facilitate the development of Caymanas Track into a modern...
September 18, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the action climaxed at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Tuesday -- National Heroes Day in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and a public holiday -- jockey of the day, Navid Persaud, sat proudly astride Wild Candy with the prestigious Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes trophy.
August 20, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- September 19 is celebrated as Independence Day on Nevis and, at that time, sports enthusiasts are expected to descend on the Caribbean island over the one-week period from September 15 to September 22 for three world class sporting events.
August 7, 2014
INDIAN CASTLE, Nevis -- It was the final race of the day in the very exciting Culturama 40 horse race meet on Sunday August 3rd at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis and race number three was initially expected to be the race of the day, even without Mr Big Pepe who passed away recently.
June 17, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- “I will behave myself. I am going to be calm. I won’t raise my voice. “It’s Wild Candy... it’s Mr Big Pepe... “It’s Wild Candy... it’s Mr Big Pepe... “It’s Wild Candy!” The last words came out almost like a groan, as president of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, Allister Thompson...
April 24, 2014
It was easily the biggest crowd of the year, as hundreds of patrons turned up to witness the Easter horse race meet at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Sunday. This included several boatloads of racing fans from St Kitts. Race number four on the cards easily attracted the most attention.
February 12, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The fast improving young jockey, Patrick Howell, continued to make a name for himself and certainly enhanced his growing reputation on Sunday, as the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club hosted its annual Tourism Gold Cup meet. There was a bumper crowd on hand, which included...
January 7, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The second of two back to back race meets was held by the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club on Sunday and, although the crowd was not as large as it was for the previous week, it was equally vocal. The feature race of the day was race number three, which was indicated on the race program...
January 2, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Sunday’s action at the Indian castle race track in Nevis was the final race meet to be hosted by the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club for 2013 and the penultimate race of the day created an unmistakable buzz in the sizeable crowd in anticipation of yet another showdown between...
November 30, 2013
ST CROIX, USVI -- US Virgin Islands jockeys Kerwin John and Kevin Krigger will have a brand new look when they return to St Croix to ride in the Thanksgiving Races at the Randall "Doc" James Racetrack this Sunday. During the event, the Department of Tourism will unveil newly branded...
August 22, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- President of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club Allister Thompson indicated on Tuesday that horseracing fans on Nevis are in for a huge treat come September 16. On that date, the local Horseracing Association will be hosting its signature event for the year -- the Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes.
August 20, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – “Are you no start me up you know-cause when me start up me can’t stop you know… ah hag dey be!” That was the excited voice of Allister Thompson, president of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, who also commentated the proceedings at the Indian Castle race track on Sunday.
July 30, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The president of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, Alllister Thompson, could hardly contain himself as he announced the main event of the day at the Indian Castle race track on Sunday -- race number four at the first of two horse race meets for Culturama 2013.
June 21, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- President of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, Allister Thompson, would be the first to admit that the Fathers’ Day horse race meet held on Sunday June16, was probably not the most exciting event ever held by his Association. The day started badly and the 3 pm start turned out to be an...
April 3, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- It was the penultimate race on the five-card horse race meet held at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Monday and it was billed to be the race of the day, involving Wild Candy, Real Aspectation and Mr Big Pepe.
February 19, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hundreds of patrons turned up at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Sunday to witness what was unofficially dubbed the ‘Tourism Horse Race Meet.’ Police officers had their hands full as they worked overtime in intermittent rain...
January 29, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis Turf and Jockey Club hosted its first horse race meet for the year at the Indian Castle race track on Sunday. A small crowd was on hand but they were not disappointed, as there was much excitement from at least three of the four races.
January 1, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Mr Big Pepe has done it again! The powerfully built horse made it eight from eight as he stormed down the track to the finish line much to the joy of his growing fan base at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Sunday.
December 29, 2012
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Mr Big Pepe has without a doubt been the horse of the year in Nevis and owner Allister Thompson has a right to be proud. Mr Big Pepe has dominated all competition coming his way for the year so far and even in one particular race when he...
September 19, 2012
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- It was a horse race meet that definitely lived up to its billing, with a massive turn out in terms of the crowd at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Monday for the much anticipated annual Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes.
August 14, 2012
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Following a meeting on Friday, the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club has issued the following press release: “The Nevis Turf and Jockey Club has reached a decision pertaining to the fifth race held on Sunday 5th August as part of the 2012...
August 9, 2012
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- It is not often that persons attending a horse race meet hosted by the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club would be looking forward to each race as if it was the featured race of the day. However, that was the case on Sunday, as the horseracing body...
August 2, 2012
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- According to a source from the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, the much anticipated Culturama races slated for Sunday August 5 are expected to produce quite a number of thrillers. Some of the top horses have been rested.
May 9, 2012
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Despite persistent showers, loyal horse racing fans showed up at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Sunday. It wasn’t the biggest of crowds by a long shot but they were just as vociferous. Rain or not rain, the show went on.
September 23, 2011
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- One of the directors of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club (NTJC), Emmanuel Jeffers, in conducting a post mortem of the recent event dubbed ‘The Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes”, indicated that the Club may well consider some innovations.