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Landmark USVI horseracing deal stalled

May 5, 2017
Landmark USVI horseracing deal stalled ST THOMAS, USVI -- Lack of timely action by the legislature may jeopardize a $30 million private investment in the US Virgin Islands’ horseracing industry. Amendments to the landmark agreement ratified last year with local casino operator VIGL to revitalize the territory’s horseracing industry...

Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean

April 7, 2017
Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean 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...

Horseracing on Nevis is not dead, says club president

January 25, 2017
Horseracing on Nevis is not dead, says club president 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...

Jamaican parliament debates bills to facilitate development of horse-racing industry

November 12, 2016
Jamaican parliament debates bills to facilitate development of horse-racing industry 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...

Nevis horse race meet marred by false starts

September 18, 2014
Nevis horse race meet marred by false starts 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.

Nevis Race Week to feature three world class sporting events

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.

Final race produces thrilling finish at Nevis Culturama meet

August 7, 2014
Final race produces thrilling finish at Nevis Culturama meet 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.

Crowd favourite beaten at Nevis horse race meet

June 17, 2014
Crowd favourite beaten at Nevis horse race meet 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...

Easter meet at Nevis race track draws year's biggest crowd

April 24, 2014
Easter meet at Nevis race track draws year's biggest crowd 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.

Patrick Howell and Wild Candy take Tourism Gold Cup in Nevis

February 12, 2014
Patrick Howell and Wild Candy take Tourism Gold Cup in Nevis 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...

Champion horse scratched from Sunday's meet in Nevis

January 7, 2014
Champion horse scratched from Sunday's meet in Nevis 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...

Nevis champion horse ends the year on a high

January 2, 2014
Nevis champion horse ends the year on a high 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...

USVI jockeys return home with new look this weekend

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...

Loads of excitement in store for Nevis horseracing fans

August 22, 2013
Loads of excitement in store for Nevis horseracing fans 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.

Champion large and in charge at Nevis horse race meet

August 20, 2013
Champion large and in charge at Nevis horse race meet 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.

Champion horse makes comeback at Nevis Culturama race meet

July 30, 2013
Champion horse makes comeback at Nevis Culturama race meet 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.

Jockey dilemma stalls Nevis horse race meet

June 21, 2013
Jockey dilemma stalls Nevis horse race meet 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...

Champion defeated at Nevis horse race meet

April 3, 2013
Champion defeated at Nevis horse race meet 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.

Hundreds watch 'Tourism Horse Race Meet' in Nevis

February 19, 2013
Hundreds watch 'Tourism Horse Race Meet' in Nevis 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...

Exciting photo finish highlights first Nevis horse race meet for the year

January 29, 2013
Exciting photo finish highlights first Nevis horse race meet for the year 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.

Mr Big Pepe undisputed champ of Nevis horse racing

January 1, 2013
Mr Big Pepe undisputed champ of Nevis horse racing 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.

Nevis champion horse set to defend crown

December 29, 2012
Nevis champion horse set to defend crown 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...

Nevis horse race meet lives up to billing

September 19, 2012
Nevis horse race meet lives up to billing 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.

Decision released in Nevis horse race photo finish

August 14, 2012
Decision released in Nevis horse race photo finish 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...

Nevis horse race meet ends in controversy

August 9, 2012
Nevis horse race meet ends in controversy 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...

Nevis Culturama horse races promise several nail biters

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.

Donkey derby enlivens crowd at Nevis horse race

May 9, 2012
Donkey derby enlivens crowd at Nevis horse race 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.

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