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28/03/17


 

THE 2017 JAMAICA 1000 & 2000 GUINEAS CLASSICS

(Sponsored by Cash Pot Mega Ball)
 

THE 2017 JAMAICA 1000 & 2000 GUINEAS RACEDAY (Sponsored by Cash Pot Mega Ball) was launched at the Winner’s Enclosure at Caymanas Park, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

 

Mr. Paul Hoo (Chairman-SVL/SVREL) was present. Offering the Welcome and Closing remarks was Mrs. Simone Clarke-Cooper (AVP, Group Corporate Communication, SVL), while Mr. Brando Hayden (COO,-SVREL.) gave his remarks. Mr. Denzil Miller Jr. (Racing Secretary, SVREL) offered the racing details while Mr. Jason Hall (VP-Marketing, SVL) gave the sponsor’s remarks.

 

The season’s first two Classic races are scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017. The races are The Jamaica 1000 Guineas (GR-I) for native-bred 3-year-old fillies and The Jamaica 2000 Guineas (GR-I) for native-bred 3-year-old colts and geldings. Both races will offer purse money of $3.5M each over 1600 meters (1 mile).

 

The races will be sponsored by Cash Pot Mega Ball with a contribution of $2.5M to be divided equally to both Guineas races.

 

The Jamaica 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas Classics which starts the Triple Crown trail are always eagerly anticipated by Racing Fans, Breeders, Owners, Trainers, Jockeys and Grooms. The Guineas Classics provide the first real test for the 3-year-olds as they prepare for the premier Classic, the Jamaica Derby (GR.I) ($7M) scheduled for June 24, 2017 (12 furlongs) and then the Jamaica St. Leger (GR.I) ($4M) on July 15, 2017 (10 Furlongs).

 

Only sixteen (16) Thoroughbreds have captured glory in the 91 year history of the ultra rich Triple Crown series valued at $18M. They are:-

 

MONTE CLARE (1924), SARABAND (1926), BY JOVE (1930), MONEY MOON (1937), GEORGE METAXA (1939), MARK TWAIN (1950), ROYAL DAD (1981), MONDAY MORNING (1987), LIU CHIE POO (1988), THE VICEROY (1989), MILLIGRAM (1992), WAR ZONE (1996), I’M SATISFIED (2000), SIMPLY MAGIC (2002), ALSAFRA (2008), MARK MY WORD (2010).

 

The Jamaica 1000 Guineas (GR-I) was first run in 1975. Previously the race was run as the Jamaica Guineas (GR.I) for fillies, colts and geldings over 9-furlongs from 1959 through 1972. The event became a one-mile race in 1973 and was split into two divisions – (fillies, and colts and geldings) - in 1975 along the lines of the English Classic programme. This also provided for two winners having a possible showdown in the Jamaica Derby and the chance to win the Triple Crown.

 

This year’s 1000 and 2000 Guineas Classics are set to be extremely competitive and exciting.

 

 

The fillies division of the 43rd running of  The Jamaica 1000 Guineas (GR-I) presents a competitive group of fillies which will include the talented Champion 2-Y-O filly of 2016 and Thornbird Stakes (GR-III) winner SHE’SAMANEATER, RUNALLDAY Hotline Stakes winner . Others expected to face the Starter are: MONEY MAGNET, LADY FAYE, BILINGUAL, MARLENE MY LOVE, SARAH LEE, GREAT FAITH, KHALEESI’S REVENGE, ROGAMMA, BLUE TRADITION, FORT KNOX, TRUE WHISPER and THORNHILL MISS.

 

This year marks the 43RD running of The Jamaica 1000 Guineas (GR-I) and the Jockey with the most wins is Winston Griffiths O.D. with 7 victories – FIRE IN YU WIRE, BUTTON UP, RICOCHET, CLASSIQUE, VESTIA, RHYTHM OF MY HEART and SIMPLY MAGIC. Philip Feanny O.D. leads all trainers with five wins, HELLO POOCHIE LIU, CLASSIQUE, VESTIA, RHYTHM OF MY HEART and SIMPLY MAGIC.

 

SIMPLY MAGIC became the first filly at Caymanas Park to go on from the Jamaica 1000 Guineas (GR-I) and win the Triple Crown and the second in local history following MONEY MOON in 1937. MONEY MOON won four classics run then, as the “Jamaica Guineas” was open to fillies, colts and geldings.

 

The colts and geldings division for the 43rd running of The Jamaica 2000 Guineas (GR-I) will feature the Champion 2-Y-O of 2016 SOTOMAYOR, FEARLESS SAMAURAI winner of the Prince Consort Stakes (GR.II), DON CHASSIS winner of the Sir Howard Stakes . Others expected to face the Starter are: NIGHT LIGHT, PROUD OF NUCLEAR, DONTAE, RAMBUNCTIOUS LINKS, WESTERN WARRIOR, WONG DON, BRUCE WAYNE, RADICAL, SILENCE, LOOSE CANNON, MALACHI and ICTUS.

 

The English speaking Caribbean’s leading Jockey Winston Griffiths O.D. leads all riders with ten (10) victories in The Jamaica 2000 Guineas Classic. His 2000 Guineas success are COMMON LAW, ECLIPSE, ROYAL DAD, REGENCY ROYAL, LIU CHIE POO, MILLIGRAM, TAI FU CHIE, STEEL DAWN, I’M SATISFIED and BRUCEONTHELOOSE.

 

Philip Feanny O.D. leads all trainers with nine (9) wins.

 

Eight (8) 2000 Guineas winners have gone on to become Triple Crown Winners. They are ROYAL DAD, MONDAY MORNING, LIU CHIE POO, THE VICEROY, MILLIGRAM, WAR ZONE, I’M SATISFIED and MARK MY WORD.

 

RACE CONDITIONS

 

(I)      THE 43rd RUNNING OF THE JAMAICA 1000 GUINEAS (GR. IR)

          (Sponsored by Cash Pot Mega Ball)

          PURSE: $3,500,000

 

TRACK RECORD: 1.34.3 WANTIN AN HAVIN 48.5KG 3YO (A.BAKER-P.FEANNY) NOV 15, 1997

STAKES RECORD: 1.37.2 THORNBIRD 57KG (E.RODRIQUEZ–W.DaCOSTA) APRIL 21, 1984.

 

FOR NATIVE-BRED THREE-YEAR-OLD FILLIES (FOALS OF 2014)

WEIGHT.. .. .. ..57 KG

 

HORSES WITH HIGHEST LIFETIME EARNINGS PREFERRED.

ALL HORSES DECLARED TO START ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2017 ARE SUBJECT TO A VETERINARY CHECK ON THURSDAY APRIL 6, 2017.

 

** NO APPRENTICE CLAIMS ALLOWED

 

(II)    THE 43rd RUNNING OF THE  JAMAICA 2000 GUINEAS (GR. IR)

         (Sponsored by Cash Pot Mega Ball)

           PURSE:  $3,500,000

 

TRACK RECORD:1.34.3 WANTING AN HAVIN 48.5KG 3YO (A.BAKER–P.FEANNY) NOV. 15, 1997

STAKES RECORD: 1.36.3 KHADULLAH 57KG (E.RODRIQUEZ – KEN. MATTIS) MAY 26, 1990

 

FOR NATIVE-BRED THREE-YEAR-OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS (FOALS OF 2014).

WEIGHT.. .. .. .. 57 KG

 

HORSES WITH THE HIGHEST LIFETIME EARNINGS PREFERRED

ALL HORSES DECLARED TO START ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2017 ARE SUBJECT TO A VETERINARY CHECK ON THURSDAY APRIL 6, 2017.

 

** NO APPRENTICE CLAIMS ALLOWED

 

THE JAMAICA 1000 GUINEAS (gr.ir)

(Native-bred Three-Year-Old Fillies)
(1 Mile 1975-2013)

 

 

 

 

YEAR

HORSES

OWNER

TRAINERS

JOCKEYS

TIME

WGT

1975

Baglonda

Terry C. Causwell

W. A. Chen Jr.

George HoSang

1:40:2

126

1976

Hot Line

Mrs. Nigel B. Nunes

Nigel B. Nunes

George HoSang

1:38:4

126

1977

Fire In Yu Wire

Jack D. Ashenheim

Allan Williams

Winston Griffiths

1:40:0

126

1978

Texas Rose

Howard Hugh

Harry Jaghai

Vincent Anderson

1:40:2

126

1979

Bold Magic

Keith Beckford

Harry Jaghai

Emilio Rodriquez

1:40:0

126

1980

Button Up

Turnbull Farms Ltd

Paul Newman

Winston Griffiths

1:40:3

126

1981

Ricochet

Mammee Ridge Farm

Kenneth Mattis

Winston Griffiths

1:39:0

126

1982

Sky Train

Los Teques Synd.

Colin Chong

Fitzroy Glispie

1:39:0

126

1983

Hello Poochie Liu

Okala Stables

Philip Feanny

Emilio Rodriquez

1:38:1

126

1984

Thornbird

Fast Lane

Wayne DaCosta

Emilio Rodriquez

1:37:2

126

1985

Poetry In Motion

The Four Pops

Howard McKenzie

Emilio Rodriquez

1:41:2

126

1986

Lizner

Wonderland Synd.

Vincent Edwards

Andrew Ramgeet

1:49:2

126

1987

Silent Account

Mount Moreland Farm

Reynold A.Gonsalves

Hubert Bartley

1:38:2

126

1988

Who’s That Girl

Skengdon Stud & Stables Ltd

Vincent Edwards

Hubert Bartley

1:39:1

126

1989

Lady Geeta

Mrs. Myna Nagrani

Willoughby Simpson

Roderick DaCosta

1:37:4

126

1990

Distinctly Native

Kenneth Gooden

Allan Williams

Alvin Bisasor

1:39:1

126

1991

Misdemeanor

Levan Johnson

Allan Williams

Joseph Buchanan

1:38:3

126

1992

Classique

Lakeland Farms Ltd.

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:39:2

126

1993

Vestia

P. Feanny, I. Clarke & Dr. Bradford

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:38:1

126

1994

Melissa’s Song

Victor McFarlene

Kenneth Mattis

Hubert Bartley

1;39:0

126

1995

Fiord

Three Amigos

Howard McKenzie

Allen Maragh

1:38:1

126

1996

Raveena

Leo Stables

Willoughby Simpson

Allen Maragh

1:41:2

126

1997

Sweetness

Kodak

Roy Jackson

Hubert Bartley

1:38:4

126

1998

Tassy Wassy

Alexander Haber

Jose Pinchin

Charles Hussey

1:42:3

126

1999

Rhythm Of My Heart

Lakeland Farms Ltd.

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:39:3

126

2000

Ray Of Hope

Flame Syndicate

Andrew S. Nunes

Shane Ellis

1:42:3

126

2001

Awesome Power

Mercedes Gold

Patrick A.Chang

Ramon Parish

1:39:2

126

2002

Simply Magic

David Willers

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:39:0

126

2003

One One Nine

Von White

Wayne DaCosta

Richard Mitchell

1:40:3

126

2004

Latonia

Elias Haloute

Anthony Nunes

Shane Ellis

1:41:3

126

2005

Si Mi Trial

Edison Chai

Wayne DaCosta

Charles Hussey

1:41:2

126

2006

Swing By

Bernard Dulal-Whiteway

Wayne DaCosta

Charles Hussey

1:43;1

126

2007

Lady T

Western Syndicate

Dwight Chen

Ian Spence

1:41:1

126

2008

Alsafra

Sherman Clachar & Norman Gordon

Fitznahum Williams

Brian Harding

1:39:1

124

2009

Saint Cecelia

Stephen A & W. P. Valentine Chung

Spencer Chung

Shane Ellis

1:38:3

126

2010

Al Fouzia

Mark McLeod

Rowan Mathie

Dane Nelson

1:42;1

126

2011

Niphal

Farasfhal Farm

Gary Subratie

Shane Ellis

1:40:0

126

2012

She’s Traditional

Fitzroy Glispie & Stenton Neil

Fitzroy Glispie

Trevor Simpson

1:40:3

126

2013

Selectabook

J. Goode, E. Haloute & S. Narinesingh

Anthony Nunes

Dick Cardenas

1:41:1

126

2014

Queen Paula

Lorenzo Robinson

Lorenzo Robinson

Andre Martin

1:39:1

126

2015

Puddy Pooh

Richard N. Azan

Richard N. Azan

Omar Walker

1:39:0

126

2016

Nuclear Affair

Michros

Gary Subratie

Dane Nelson

1:39:2

126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 STAKES RECORD: 1.36.3 KHADULLAH 57KG (E.RODRIQUEZ – KEN. MATTIS) MAY 26, 1990

 

FOR NATIVE-BRED THREE-YEAR-OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS (FOALS OF 2014).

WEIGHT.. .. .. .. 57 KG

 

HORSES WITH THE HIGHEST LIFETIME EARNINGS PREFERRED

ALL HORSES DECLARED TO START ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2017 ARE SUBJECT TO A VETERINARY CHECK ON THURSDAY APRIL 6, 2017.

 

** NO APPRENTICE CLAIMS ALLOWED

 

THE JAMAICA 1000 GUINEAS (gr.ir)

(Native-bred Three-Year-Old Fillies)

(1 Mile 1975-2013)

 

 

 

THE JAMAICA 2000 GUINEAS (gr.Ir)

 

(Native-Bred Three-Year-Old Colts, Geldings & Fillies 1959-1974

Thereafter Native-Bred Three- Year-Old Colts and Geldings)

(1 Mile 1 Furlong 1959-1972)(1 Mile 1972- 2012)

YEAR

HORSES

OWNER

TRAINERS

JOCKEYS

TIME

WGT

1959

Father Christmas

Sir G Seymour Seymour

Aston Commock

Roy Smith

1:55:0

126

1960

Young Ben

Mr. Rogers

V. Monroe

R. Holness

1:57:4

126

1961

Rose Marie

T.F. Ziadie

James W. Ziadie

Howard Nelson

1:57:4

121

1962

Suamarez

C.D.Alexander

Laurie Silvera

C. Baker

1:54:1

126

1963

Kandahar

Mayer M. Matalon

Geral Skelton

Kenneth Mattis

1:55:2

126

1964

High Rank

Mr. McKon

Daniel Jackson

Keith Saunders

1:57:3

126

1965

Tornado

Hi-Fi Syndicate

Allan Williams

Kenneth Mattis

1:58:4

126

1966

Cashoni

C & H.Hart & P. W. Chung

Laurie Silvera

Arthur Jones

1:54:0

121

1967

Prosperity

W.Dohesty & P.W.Chung

Malcolm Heron

Keith McFarlene

1:56:4

126

1968

Rameses

Tony McKenzie

Arthur E.McKenzie

Donald Andrade

1:55:4

126

1969

Keyboard

U.N.4

Gerald Skelton

Donald Andrade

1:57:1

126

1970

Royal Crest

Mr. R. Zadie

R. Zaidie

David McKenzie

1:57:0

126

1971

Kimika

Mayer M. Matalon

Paul Newman

Winston Ellis

1:57:1

126

1972

Piccolo Pete

Calvin F.O’Sullivan

Allan Williams

Winston Ellis

1:54:2

126

1973

King Pin

Mrs. M. Chung

Oswald Lee

David Mckenzie

1:40:3

126

1974

Indian Flame

C.D’oyen & G. Depass

Paul Newman

George HoSang

1:38:3

126

1975

Xtra Classy

I. Lyn & Dr. J. Ling

Arthur Sharpe

Fitzroy Glispie

1:40:2

126

1976

Timber King

Mr. Lad

Arthur Sharpe

Emilio Rodriquez

1:40:3

126

1977

Harlequin

Turnbull Farms Ltd

Paul Newman

Charles Hussey

1:37:4

126

1978

Common Law

Jack D. Ashenheim

Kenneth Mattis

Winston Griffiths

1:42:3

126

1979

Gale Force

S & G Stables

Norman Palmer

Everton Stone

1:41:3

126

1980

Eclipse

Turnbull Farms Ltd

Paul Newman

Winston Griffiths

1:39:0

126

1981

Royal Dad

Leslie Hoo & Ferdinand C. Swaby

Kenneth Mattis

Winston Griffiths

1:39:1

126

1982

Cesario

Mrs. Diane Chin

A. Pearson

Fitzroy Glispie

1:39:0

126

1983

Explosive Star

George Warren

Fernando Geddes

Fitzroy Glispie

1:42:3

126

1984

Trance

Heflin Syndicate

Percy E.Tomlinson

Donovan Lindo

1:37:2

126

1985

Regency Royal

Cal Racing Farms

Kenneth Mattis

Winston Griffiths

1:38:1

126

1986

Impulse

Anthony Hart

Wayne DaCosta

Charlton Riley

1:38:3

126

1987

Monday Morning

P.T.A

Stanley Findlay

Everton Miller

1:38:0

126

1988

Liu Chie Poo

Brah Syndicate

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:40:2

126

1989

The Viceroy

The Roman Syndicate

Philip Feanny

Ian Spence

1:37:3

126

1990

Khadullah

Ranch Royale Stables Ltd

Kenneth Mattis

Emelio Rodriquez

1:36:3

126

1991

Restless Glen

Michael St.G Walter

Allan Williams

Trevor Simpson

1:38:1

126

1992

Milligram

The Frozen Four

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:37:1

126

1993

Tai Fu Chieh

Traxx

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:39:0

126

1994

Latin Tempo

A & R Gore & N. Levy

Michael Silvera

George HoSang

1:38:0

126

1995

Mr. Sensational

Derrick C. Smith

Wayne DaCosta

Joseph Buchanan

1:36:4

126

1996

War Zone

Edmund Thomas

Wayne DaCosta

Andrew Ramgeet

1:37:4

126

1997

Steel Dawn

Scarborough Stables

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:38:0

126

1998

Power In Motion

Lenworth Murdock &Clifton Williams

Kenneth Mattis

Andrew Ramgeet

1:41:0

126

1999

OK Don

Patrick Smellie

Joshua Morrison

Elvis Murray

1:41:1

126

2000

I’msatisfied

Joseph Duany

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:40:0

126

2001

Millimetre

Classic Stables

Philip Feanny

Charles Hussey

1:39:3

126

2002

Fromrussiawithlove

Ruth Hussey

Percival Hussey

Charles Hussey

1:40:2

126

2003

A King Is Born

Hamark Farms

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:39:1

126

2004

Distinctly Irish

Hamark Farms

Philip Feanny

Winston Griffiths

1:39:2

126

2005

Coltrane

Richard Azan

Richard Azan

Charles Hussey

1:38:4

126

2006

Rampage

Richard Azan

Richard Azan

Charles Hussey

1:41:2

126

2007

Rum Talk

Stephen Chung, W.P.Valentine Chung & Clovis Metcalfe

Philip Feanny O.D

Trevor Simpson

1:40:3

126

2008

Royal Image

Elias Haloute

Anthony Nunes

Shane Ellis

1:39:0

124

2009

Bruceontheloose

Tres Amigos

Philip Feanny O.D

Winston Griffiths

1:39:2

126

2010

Mark My Word

Elite Bloodstock Ltd

Richard Azan

Dick Cardenas

1:40:0

126

2011

Big Man Boyu

Baskaran Bassawh

Gary Subratie

Brian Harding

1:41:1

126

2012

Uncle Donny

Oakridge Farms

Anthony Nunes

Dick Cardenas

1:39:3

126

2013

Willie Goldsmith

W.B.Racing& W.Bagwandeen

Patrick Chang

Shane Ellis

1:40:1

126

2014

Talented Tony K

Jigzy Blade

Lorne Kirlew

Omar Walker

1:41:0

126

2015

Ali Baba

Winston A. Kong

Wayne DaCosta O.D.

Robert Halledeen

1:37:4

126

2016

Future King

Alfred Lee & J. Mordecai

Wayne DaCosta O.D.

Robert Halledeen

1:39:4

126

 

 

 

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