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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WORKING like an aeroplane in the mornings, Anthony Nunes' PATRIARCH, should make short work of 12 rivals on his comeback in this afternoon's six-furlong Ahwhofah Sprint for overnight allowance horses.A winner of four of five starts as a two-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT was easier than taking candy from a baby.BIGDADDYKOOL was handed a gift and duly accepted yesterday's Nigel B Nunes Memorial, running past St Leger winner MARQUESAS a furlong and a half out, winning by six and a half lengths, completing separate...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

With WILL IN CHARGE's resounding Gold Cup defeat of SHE'S A MANEATER still echoing around Caymanas Park, Anthony Nunes' BIGDADDYKOOL gets his Superstakes prep, more of a warm-up, on a drop in class to open allowance for this afternoon's Nigel B...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE'S A MANEATER has the handicaps against her but the distance suits the four-year-old Horse of the Year best of the seven runners in this afternoon's Cal's Tomato Ketchup Gold Cup.Touted as a rematch with WILL IN CHARGE, who used handicaps and...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VETERAN jockey Vassel Najair died yesterday from injuries sustained on Wednesday, September 26, when he was struck by getaway horse PERFECT ASSET prior to the start of the seventh event at Caymanas Park.Najair suffered extensive head injuries while...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD Azan's PEKING CRUZ has paid a heavy price for being the only winner of an open allowance event in this afternoon's seventh race, picking up 11lb for a length and three quarter victory over SARAH LEE on last, a 17lb-weight swing in the filly'...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AN intriguing final-day play looms in the sixth Latin American Travel Agents golf tournament with no overall leader declared after nine holes at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, Exchange, St Ann.Instead of the traditional four-man...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

The top-three finishers from last year's Sandals Latin American Travel Agents Golf Tournament are among 20 teams, teeing off at 7:30 this morning in a four-man scramble at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Ann.Costa Rica, Panama, and Chile...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MASTER OF HALL pulled alongside STORM at the top of the lane and casually went about his business to easily win yesterday's Royal Dad Trophy by six lengths, eased a half-furlong out by jockey Oneil Scott.Never in danger of defeat, MASTER OF HALL...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MASTER OF HALL appears to have come to hand and is on a two-timer heading into this afternoon's Royal Dad Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards, tackling non-winners-of-three after a very easy win among non-twos a month ago.Touted as a 'derby horse'...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Nicholas Dusard won bronze on Friday's third day of the seventh International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup, which ended in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday with Jamaica securing three medals - two bronze and a junior silver - the country's...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes BALTUSROL squares off with Gary Subratie's filly, CASUAL DRINK, in this afternoon's Grade Three feature for two-year-olds, the six-furlong Cash Pot Trophy, after both beat the same horse, PRINCESS ANNIE, on their respective debuts....

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Microweight Ackeem Lawrence of Kingston Taekwon-Do Centre got Jamaica's medal haul under way by winning bronze in -57.0 kg sparring on Wednesday's second day at the September 26-29 seventh International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup now on in...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VETERAN jockey Vassel Najair yesterday sustained injuries and was taken to hospital after trying to corral getaway horse PERFECT ASSET inside the narrow walkway leading from the grandstand to the winners' enclosure.A Supreme Ventures Racing and...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Anthony Nunes' DONTAE, runner-up to Saturday's graded stakes winner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, in March's open-allowance Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy, after which he chased home stablemate HOUDINI'S MAGIC in the grade one Viceroy Trophy, is hard to oppose today...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JASON McKay, promoter of the recent International Sports Kickboxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members' Association World Championships at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, has hailed the event as a success for sports tourism and wants the...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta's DYSFUNCTIONAL returns to his favourite hunting ground, overnight allowance, for the third time in five months, a tough horse to beat today after his brave run behind HILLY'S HALO last time out.DYSFUNCTIONAL ran smack...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A TWO-way tie on 65 at the top of the leader board has set the stage for a thrilling finale at the 16th annual United States Travel Agents Golf Tournament, which teed off at the Sandals Golf and Country Club yesterday morning with 70 contestants...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica yesterday added 21 medals to their count at the International Sports Karate Association Amateur Members Association World Championship - six gold, four silver and 17 bronze - moving the host country's overall tally to 91 as seniors and...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's martial artists are savouring the thought of home advantage at the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships, which gets under way today at the Montego Bay Convention Centre with an...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BARCELONA should use her pace to run rivals into the ground in this afternoon's ninth event for three-year-old fillies, non-winners of two races, at six and a half furlongs.Though sired by Natural Selection, who has thrown derby winners PERFECT...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE'S A MANEATER cuts back to six furlongs in this afternoon's None Such Sprint, facing basically the same cast from her Eros Trophy victory on July 28 when she made a mockery of rivals at seven furlongs, winning by five and a half lengths.The...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IN 2014, Akino Lindsay was a bright-eyed red belt, age 19, cheering from ringside as Jamaica's black belts defeated teams from Argentina and Canada to historically win their first-ever senior sparring title at an International Taekwondo Federation...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Nicholas Dusard badly needs an individual gold at next week's International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members' Association World Championship on home soil to kick-start a new phase of his decorated martial arts career."I want to do...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ACKEEM LAWRENCE believes that he has the formula to change silver into gold at the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships."It's all in the weight," he said, explaining his approach for the...

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