This week, the exciting US import Stranger Danger hit the track again at Caymanas Park as a heavy favourite at 1-9 under ex-champion jockey Omar Walker for trainer Wayne DaCosta.

Country House won the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security was stunningly disqualified on Saturday.

Maximum Security won the event running away, but soon after the race was over, an objection was made.

After a lengthy review, Country House – an outsider – was declared the winner.

The loss was the first of Maximum Security's career.

Rain and wet grounds played a massive factor as mud and water were flying everywhere throughout the run, but Maximum Security was in the lead early.

But when he started to make the final turn, a loud roar went up from the crowd potentially causing him to go off his line.

He got into two other horses and might have impeded Country House's path as well, leading to the disqualification.

Code of Honor finished second as a result of the DQ while Tacitus was third.

This is the first time a race winner has been disqualified in the history of the Kentucky Derby.

It was also the first time in seven years the race favourite has not won.

Early-race favourite Omaha Beach was scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis during the week which opened up the field considerably.

Country will now look to the Preakness on May 18 to win the second leg of the Triple Crown.

While there was a long drought between Triple Crown winners, two of the last four years have featured a single horse winning all three races (American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018).

The 7-5 favourite Supreme Soul delivered a stout winning performance with ex-champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard in the Jamaica 2000 Guineas on Sunday to give trainer Anthony Nunes a sweep of the weekend’s Classics at Caymanas Park.

The chestnut colt flew past his rivals down the homestretch to win by two lengths over stablemate Toona Ciliata (7-1) as the 3-2 second favourite and previously undefeated Run Thatcher Run faded to seventh. Supreme Soul clocked one minute 38.80 seconds for the one-mile trip.

“I can’t be any happier,” Nunes told SportsMax.TV after his one-two finish while his other starters Earn Your Stripes (4-1) and Tricky One (99-1) placed fifth and sixth respectively.

“I am happy with all my entrants, they all ran to the best of their ability,” added Nunes, who became only the third trainer in 25 years to win both Guineas Classics.

Supreme Soul, who endured his only career defeat on Boxing Day last December to Run Thatcher Run in the Supreme Ventures Jamaica two-year-old Stakes, avenged the loss with authority.

He broke briskly from post position 14 and uncharacteristically went for the lead, racing with the pacesetters for over a furlong before giving way to more pacey rivals.

Leaving the half-mile, Nunes’s pair of Toona Ciliata and Earn Your Stripes together with the 9-1 bet Father Patrick and a fast-moving Run Thatcher Run quickened toward the final bend with Supreme Soul three lengths off the pace and being whipped up by Ellis to stay within striking distance.

Run Thatcher Run had the biggest surge when the field straightened for the homestretch and briefly moved ahead of Toona Ciliata and Earn Your Stripes but Supreme Soul produced his winning run widest on the outside and was overpowering in the final furlong en route to his fifth win in six career starts.

Toona Ciliata held his gallop for the runner-up spot and the 15-1 bet Sentient closed steadily on the rails for third.

Supreme Soul’s win sets him up for a run at the Triple Crown and Ellis expects no obstacles in the 12-furlong Derby in June and the late July St Leger over 10 furlongs.

“There is no three-year-old in the country that can beat this horse going two turns,” Ellis boldly declared.

Nunes joins Gary Subratie with his 2011 wins Niphal (1000 Guineas) and Big Man Boyu (2000 Guineas) and Wayne DaCosta two years ago with She’s a Maneater (1000 Guineas) and Fearless Samurai (2000 Guineas) as trainers in the past quarter of a century to land the Guineas double.

The huge filly I Am Di One dwarfed her rivals with a smashing win in the Jamaica 1000 Guineas on Saturday afternoon at Caymanas Park under a confident front-running ride from Barbadian jockey Simon Husbands. 

Tiger Roll emulated the legendary Red Rum by winning the Grand National at Aintree for the second year in a row on Saturday.

Jockey Davy Russell rode the nine-year-old to victory once again as the horse trained by Gordon Elliott became the first to achieve the feat since Red Rum in 1974.

Tiger Roll moved clear at the front ahead of the final fence to entrench his status as an Aintree legend, with Magic of Light holding off Rathvinden despite a stumble on landing to finish second.

"I can't believe it," said Russell. "At my age now to win two Grand Nationals – wow. My dad came over this year to watch.

"Gordon has been so good to me over my career. What can I say."

Thunder Snow made history by becoming the first horse to win the Dubai World Cup at Meydan twice on a dream Saturday for Godolphin.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained five-year-old won the prestigious race last year and repeated the feat under Christophe Soumillon, scooping a cool $7.2million prize in the process.

Gronkowski and Thunder Snow battled it out on the final straight and it was the Godolphin horse that was given the verdict in a photo finish.

Thunder Snow's triumph was one of four Group One triumphs in a day for Godolphin.

Soumillon had ensured 4/1 shot Thunder Snow was prominent throughout after starting from stall 12 and he stayed on strongly with a rapid finish to edge it.

Gunnevera was well back in third place, while well-backed favourite Capezzano - ridden by Mickael Barzalona – disappointed to finish to finish a surprise 12th. 

Soumillon said: "Last year I won by five, six or more lengths and today I had to fight hard. The two horses in front were going a bit better than me, but I gave him a chance.

"I want to say a big thank you to Saeed Bin Suroor and Sheikh Mohammed because just before the race they said that I need to be confident and do everything right. Thanks to Thunder Snow as well as without him I wouldn't be able to do such great things.

"It was very hard to get by Gronkowski. I was looking more like a Cheltenham jump jockey in the end instead of an American-style jockey, but you need to keep him going and do something different.

"I promised to Saeed that I would have the trophy and he would have the money, so I will have to come back next year!"

Al Boum Photo charged clear at the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday to belatedly give trainer Willie Mullins his first triumph in the iconic race.

Mullins celebrated his 64th Cheltenham Festival win - the most of any trainer - to finally put six second-place finishes behind him.

Last year's front two Native River and Might Bite were in the mix for long stretches, but Al Boum Photo (12-1) moved three lengths clear as he went over the last fence.

Anibale Fly dashed through to come second yet could not reel in the leader, with favourite Presenting Percy out of the picture.

Mullins told ITV Sport: "It feels great. I'm delighted for the connections, delighted for Paul [Townend, the jockey].

"It's good to get the Gold Cup finally. Three of my other four runners were out before the first circuit finished. But Al Boum Photo looked so relaxed and I knew he could jump.

"I come here every year and start afresh, but I didn't think I would have a good Cheltenham with how the winter had gone. Here we are."

He added: "I've got used to the disappointment of finishing second, so I wasn't expecting anything here."

Earlier, Triumph Hurdle favourite Sir Erec had to be put down as his serious injury cast a shadow over Pentland Hills' victory in the first race of the day.

The 11-10 shot lost a shoe and delayed the start, yet he looked to be going well until suffering a broken leg with four hurdles remaining, allowing Pentland Hills to capitalise amid muted celebrations.

"You never like to win a race when that's happened in it, but that's the reality of the sport," winning jockey Nico de Boinville said of Sir Erec.

In the Spa Novices' Hurdle, Minella Indo went off at 50-1 and pipped 4-1 favourite Commander Of Fleet to give jockey Rachael Blackmore her second win of the week.

Bryony Frost made Cheltenham Festival history atop Frodon, while Paisley Park also claimed a popular triumph on Thursday.

Frost became the first female jockey to win a Grade One race over the fences at the meeting with a fine victory on the 9-2 shot in the Ryanair Chase.

But while Frost was given a standing ovation by the crowd at Cheltenham, she was determined to deflect praise onto the horse.

"He's got his day. He's Pegasus. He has got wings," Frost told ITV Sport of Frodon. "He travelled, by God he jumped.

"He is the most incredible battler. That minute he got overtaken, most horses would quit. But he grabbed me by the hands and said, 'don't you dare give up, I want this more than you, now come on, where are you?'

"He's perfection. Look at what he's done there and tell me he doesn't love racing. He's unbelievable. I love you, mate."

Wednesday's theme of favourites triumphing otherwise continued, with the 11-8 Paisley Park - owned by blind sports fanatic Andrew Gemmell - victorious in the Stayers' Hurdle.

Paisley Park continued his perfect record this season with a fine late rally despite a stumble at the final hurdle.

A delighted Gemmell said: "It's fantastic. This is a real dream trip. This is amazing.

"Oh, I was nervous. I just can't believe it's happened. I hope this is the first of many. We'll keep coming back."

Jockey Aidan Coleman added: "I couldn't see him getting beat but I haven't really had these winners at these festivals. So I was like, 'calm down, Aiden, enjoy your day'."

Defi Du Seuil won the Novices' Chase in the first race of the day, while Sire Du Berlais triumphed in the Pertemps Final.

Altior secured a record-equalling 18th straight win by taking the honours in the Queen Mother Champion Chase on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Wednesday's action only went ahead after an early course inspection amid fears the high winds could prove dangerous, and the bookmakers may have been left wishing for a cancellation after the heavily-backed Altior and Tiger Roll took victory in the day's two flagship races.

Altior, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Nico de Boinville, went off at 4-11 and just held off Politologue and Sceau Royal to successfully defend his title and equal Big Buck's jump-racing record for consecutive wins.

"He had to have a little fight, but he made it exciting for everybody, including myself!" said Henderson.

"I think he was getting a little lonely but as soon as Nico said go he was off. It was a cracking good race for everybody; for me, it was hell.

"We're incredibly lucky to have a horse like this. To have had two horses consecutively in your life like these two [as well as Sprinter Sacre] is incredible."

Following Altior's success, Tiger Roll (5-4) followed suit in even more impressive fashion – romping clear by a huge margin to win the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase under Keith Donoghue for the second year running.

"Tiger is something else. I'm delighted for Keith - we've had a rough week and it is nice to get a win. He is a legend," said trainer Gordon Elliott of 2018's Grand National winner.

Racing and training has been suspended indefinitely at the world-famous Santa Anita Park in California following the reported death of 21 horses at the venue since December 26.

The announcement comes after four-year-old filly Lets Light the Way was fatally injured on the main track on Tuesday.

Among the other horse fatalities over the course of the past 10 weeks was 2017 Breeders' Cup winner Battle of Midway, who died while training last month.

The closure, which will allow for safety tests to be carried out, forces the postponement of two of Santa Anita's biggest annual events scheduled for Saturday: the San Felipe Handicap, a major Kentucky Derby prep race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, and the Santa Anita Handicap, a lucrative race for older horses.

"The safety, health and welfare of the horses and jockeys is our top priority," said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of course owners the Stronach Group.

"While we are confident further testing will confirm the soundness of the track, the decision to close is the right thing to do at this time."

An official statement from the group added: "The Stronach Group has been in constant communication with the California Horse Racing Board and numerous key industry stakeholders who are in full agreement with the decision to suspend racing and training."

It has also been announced that former Santa Anita track superintendent Dennis Moore, who retired from the role in December, has returned to the track as a consultant.

While Santa Anita is closed, Los Alamitos Race Track, around 30 miles south in Cypress, has offered its course for training.

Animal rights organisation PETA had called for the closure of the racecourse prior to the latest death.

Omar Walker stars with stakes triple at Caymanas Park and we preview the weekend’s rich Sandy Lane Gold Cup in Barbados where champion trainer Victor Cheeseman has three solid entries in the $US112,000 event.

Major Hugh Blake, the Chief Executive Officer of the Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited (SVREL), has resigned his post after only a few months on the job.

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has entered into a historic partnership agreement with the North-America based Monarch Group who will receive and market content from Caymanas Park’s race days.

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