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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CAPTUREMYSHIP went gate-to-wire with in-form claiming rider Tevin Foster, outsprinting rivals in yesterday’s Sydney Watson Memorial for overnight allowance runners at five furlongs straight. Breaking smartly from post-position five, the seven-year-...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s narrow victory with sparingly used claiming rider, Romario Spencer, hasn’t been lost on champion trainer Anthony Nunes, handing TRICKY ONE’s reins in today’s overnight allowance to Youville Pinnock, who showed his worth aboard...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

In the aftermath of racing administrator Christopher Armond’s recent retirement, another long-standing Caymanas Park player, security contractor Jason McKay, head of the racetrack’s security detail, McKay Security, has heaped praises on the...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EROY announced his return to form with an impressive 10-length win in yesterday’s Ash Wednesday Trophy, dismissing VICTORY TURN approaching the home turn before running away under Omar Walker, clocking a fast 1:18.3 at six and a half furlongs. The...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:28 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK won his last two races like an ‘A’ Class horse, the best he has ever been, and looks set to claim his place as a top handicapper this season. Lining up against eight rivals at six and a half furlongs today, top-class winners SENTIENT...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MONEY MONSTER made all the running with claiming rider Youville Pinnock breaking fast from his rail draw, carrying a featherweight 109lb, before repelling even-money favourite AWESOME TREASURE inside the last half-furlong of the eighth event...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VERSATILE United States-bred five-year-old, LEGALITY, an overnight allowance conqueror from 2019, before going off on an 11-month lay-up, returning late last year as a winner on a $1 million claim tag, should use his superior pace to outclass...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ENGLAND’S ROSE turned back challenges from VICTORY TURN and SEA SWAN to easily land the George HoSang Trophy at five and a half furlongs, closing yesterday’s 11-race card. The speedy four-year-old filly, a full sister to retired champion mare SHE’S...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SENTIENT should dominate fellow Gary Subratie runner, CRIMSON, in Saturday’s Bonnie Blue Flag trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards, actually down in class after his good run behind their former stablemate, NIPSTER, last year’s most-improved runner...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CLASSIC-placed as three-year-olds last season, DOUBLE CROWN and ANOTHER AFFAIR meet this afternoon’s overnight allowance after taking vastly different routes to face older horses for the first time. DOUBLE CROWN romped his first two races for a...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAI RAJA turned for home chasing MAHOGANY in back-to-back races and need not run another race to prove he is back to form and a top contender in the open allowance at six furlongs today. Interestingly, JAMAI RAJA co-champion rider Dane Nelson’s...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT is down in class from his big open-allowance run behind TREVOR’S CHOICE in the Chris Armond Sprint Trophy, finishing a charging half-length second to his much younger rival at five and a half furlongs. Reporting among non-restricted...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie started the new year exactly as he did last season, using 3-1 chance CRIMSON to land the annual Fan Appreciation Day Trophy. CRIMSON clocked 1:55.2 at nine furlongs and 25 yards, to win by three and a quarter lengths ahead of...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SINCE severing the umbilical cord from Wayne DaCosta’s barn late-season, after a strained relationship in 2020, six-time champion rider Omar Walker has been quietly digging heels into rival Anthony Nunes’ stable, booting home the likes of GO DEH...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JOURNEYMAN jockey 55-year-old Ian Spence yesterday produced a textbook ride aboard 6-5 favourite FURTHER AND BEYOND to land the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes on a chance call, summoned by champion trainer Anthony Nunes as replacement for Dane Nelson...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY’s supersonic performance at six and a half furlongs, two Saturdays ago, was only bettered this season by his similarly devastating run at eight and a half, the distance at which he nearly lowered Smile ‘N’ Leave’s track record in August....

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

OMAR Walker booted home a five-timer on yesterday’s nine-race card, but it was Dane Nelson’s lone win and Anthony Thomas’ failure to visit the winners’ enclosure, for the second consecutive meet, which left punters salivating this weekend. After...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPARKLE DIAMOND recovered from traffic problems along the rail, fell back to fourth approaching the half-mile marker but still managed to split the leaders at the top of the lane to win yesterday’s overnight allowance sprint off a four-month lay-up...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Having burnt his followers’ pockets in the season’s final classics, fourth in the St Leger and next-to-last in the Jamaica Derby, MAHOGANY, who promised much after being caught by WOW WOW in the 2000 Guineas, could start delivering on his...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ONEOFAKIND turned the tables on a dull-looking even-money favourite, ANOTHER AFFAIR, beating the much-travelled filly into third place in yesterday’s restricted stakes at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Reporting for her third race in a little over...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EROY advertised his well-being by galloping out of his backyard Sunday morning, the nine-furlong chute, blazing six and a half furlongs in 1:19.4, telling all and sundry that he has recovered from the stone squeeze, which made him an early scratch...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FURTHER AND BEYOND pushed Anthony Nunes further, but not yet beyond the reach of nemesis Wayne DaCosta, by landing yesterday’s Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy for two-year-olds. Starting the morning with a lead of approximately $1 million and...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE racing gods have smiled on champion trainer Anthony Nunes, literally turning the tables on Wayne DaCosta, who, for the last three of his 13 consecutive titles, had SHE’S A MANEATER as his cannon against his nemesis, who finally dethroned him...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:04 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNIVERSAL BOSS looks set to benefit from EROY’s scratch out of this afternoon’s United Racehorse Trainers Association Trophy, going seven and a half furlongs. Imported EROY, who had worked brilliantly last Saturday morning, galloping five and a...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Wayne DaCosta has a lot riding on SIR ALTON in this afternoon’s ninth event, an open allowance/graded stakes at six furlongs, which, on paper, presents itself as an innocent rematch between his importee, SIR ALTON, and GOD OF LOVE, both of whom...

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