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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE tees and greens of Sandals Golf and Country Club will be overrun by children, 52 to be exact, contesting the second match of the Jamaica Junior Cup, amid a sizzling jerk festival and mini health fair at the Upton, St Ann, course on Saturday, May...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPREME Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) yesterday made the post of racing secretary redundant, effectively ending Denzil Miller Jr's more than 28-year association with Caymanas Park.Miller, who started as a deputy starter in the...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HONEY RYDA could not have asked for a better preparation heading into this afternoon's 1000 Guineas, reporting fresh off a mile victory in 1:40.0, sharing the fastest time at the distance with DRUMMER BOY, who is among the top-rated colts for...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PETER RAE, who will make his final pass as a motor racer this year, has confirmed his participation at the May 12-13 Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) opener set for the JamWest Motorsports and Adventure Park in Negril.Rae started racing...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EDDIE'S PRINCESS appears to have regained form this season, finishing close-up in three starts, including a good second-place run behind BALLERINA STEEL at 1200 metres, which should have her in good stead going a furlong longer in this afternoon's...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LOTTERY TICKET produced a storming late run to rush past CARTEL a half-furlong out in yesterday's Easter Sprint Cup, scoring a one and three-quarter length win over DRAGLINE in the 1100-metre holiday feature.Outsped as usual, LOTTERY TICKET was...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

REGGAE ROAD, beaten a length and a quarter on his February 17 debut by recent Prince Consort Stakes winner EL PROFESOR, will stake his 2000 Guineas claim in this afternoon's Monday Morning Trophy.All eyes will be on Richard Azan's REGGAE ROAD to see...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOP female martial artist Sheckema Cunningham is among the Jamaican fighters hoping to fly the country's flag high on the medal podium at September's International Sport Kick Boxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR has a run under his girth after returning off a near seven-month lay-up on February 28, a strong second-place finish behind super-fit ORPHEUS, and should stamp his class on this afternoon's open allowance for the Bonnie Blue Flag...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TALENTED TONY K hasn't raced in 14 weeks but returns two classes lower than his last outing, December's Diamond Mile, to face overnight allowance horses in this afternoon's ninth event.Never mind the lay-up, trainer Patrick Lynch brought TALENTED...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BOLSTERED by new additions, cars based on the BMW 318Ti platform in Group One and 'radicals' such as Barbadian Mark Maloney's Ford Focus in Group Five, the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) is set for a roaring start at the...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER VIGOROUS has been working like a bomb and looks all set to outclass rivals in this afternoon's Prince Consort Stakes whereas BRANDY should be the horse to beat in the fillies-only Thornbird Stakes.After missing December's Jamaica Two-Year-...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Course specialist CRUCIAL APPEAL must be the horse to beat after being plunged down in class on an $850,000 optional claiming tag in this afternoon's tenth race at 1000 metres straight, the eight-year-old's favourite distance.Running among overnight...

Published:Thursday | March 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIEMPRE BUENO staved off a late charge by stablemate ORPHEUS to win yesterday's open allowance by a length, clocking a fast 57.3 for 1000 metres straight.Faced with no matching speed among his five rivals, SIEMPRE BUENO broke well from post-position...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Breeders of horses yesterday let out a collective sigh of relief when informed by The Gleaner that horse racing promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) would not include any removal of breeders' bonus in its April...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER watching RAS EMANUEL lose with topweight in his last two races, trainer Peter McMaster has summoned three-kilo claiming apprentice Oneil Scott to partner the six-year-old in this afternoon's closing event, an overnight allowance at six...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes' ORPHEUS is primed to win his first-ever open allowance race, this afternoon's 1500-metre King's Plate, taking on six rivals, including recent winner ANOTHER BULLET and PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, who is down in class from grade one after a...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Patrick Lynch's chances of taking the double in this afternoon's Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes have gained traction in the last 24 hours with reports that Anthony Nunes' FASHIONISTA is on the watch list after sustaining an injury.Lynch's...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PHINEAS could easily use his back class to land today's 1300-metre Ash Wednesday Trophy should he reproduce his exercise workouts. However, punters should approach this race with caution as the dark bay gelding is now nine years old and might need a...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SECRET TRAVELLER's consistency, since Harry Jaghai removed the tongue tie and added cheekpieces, is hard to ignore, even though the gelding has the handicaps against him in this afternoon's fifth race - particularly a 10lb weight swing in favour of...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD AZAN's brave filly, MONEY MAGNET, has the distance and a weight swing on SIEMPRE BUENO to her advantage in this afternoon's fifth race, an open allowance event at 1200 metres.The old rivals are joined by another awesome sprinter, SIR BUDGET...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CLASSIC hopeful COMMANDER TWO yesterday easily dispatched non-winners of two, dictating the pace down the backstretch before peeling off at the home turn for a four-length win at 1500 metres.The bay gelding was well handled by non-claiming...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COMMANDER TWO must be the horse to beat in this afternoon's ninth race, a restricted stakes for three-year-olds, featuring the trio which finished second to fourth behind MARQUESAS in December's Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes.Facing eight rivals, five...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ORPHEUS has everything in his favour to win a second overnight allowance race in four months when he lines up against 13 rivals in this afternoon's Allan E. 'Billy' Wiliams Memorial feature at 1400 metres.The five-year-old gets a free pass to beat...

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

MARVELLOUS MARVA, the most improved horse in training last year, is poised to complete a hat-trick of wins on her 2018 debut in this afternoon's Alexander Hamilton Trophy at a mile.A five-year-old mare who appeared to be a one-paced sluggard as a...

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