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Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR used his back class to clinically beat open allowance horses yesterday, for the second time in a little over four months, confirming his status as a grade one horse - even at eight years old.Carrying topweight 126lb at his...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT's deja vu, for PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and jockey Omar Walker in this afternoon's ninth race, back down in class among open allowance runners, at nine furlongs and 25 yards, after beating the level in the March 24 Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy.Forced to...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIX-time champion jockey Omar Walker lit up yesterday's Independence Day race meet with a three-timer - his first since returning from a wrist injury in January.Scourging for rides outside Wayne DaCosta's barn due to the champion trainer's decision...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY NUNES' DONTAE has been eased in the handicaps and gets a more relaxed pace, now stretched out at 10 furlongs, after being rushed off his legs last week Saturday at seven and a half, trying to chase LUNAR ROCKET and JAMAI RAJA down the...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard's DRAGLINE hasn't raced in three months but has exercised fairly well to beat non-winners of an overnight allowance over his favourite course, five-furlong straight, the ninth of 10 races scheduled this afternoon.Facing eight rivals,...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MR UNIVERSE predictably made short work of rivals in yesterday's Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy, a gate-to-wire victory in a super fast 1:05.0 for five and a half furlongs.Gary Richards wasted no time, putting the four-year-old colt...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RISING Sun Karate Academy's Lee-Michael Henry all but swept the 9-10 junior black belt division at the recent Homestead International Tournament in Miami, Florida, returning home with five of six possible gold medals.First Jamaica Zendo's Leopold...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MR UNIVERSE sent a clear warning at exercise last Wednesday. After cantering away from the winning post, the four-year-old chestnut colt blazed the last five furlongs in 59.4, a time none of his eight rivals might have been able to clock in an...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Apart from winning 41 medals - 12 gold, nine silver and 20 bronze - at this year's International Sport Karate and Kickboxing Association (ISKA) United States Open World Martial Arts Championships in Orlando, Florida, Jamaica was also a big hit off...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA's top pistol shooters and their international rivals go head-to-head today at the Jamaica Rifle Association's Mountain View headquarters after five exciting days of action in the 7th Pan Am Handgun Championship.With the main match out of the...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DRONE STRIKE, who flew in under the radar to bomb rivals in the Jamaica Derby a month ago, is hard to oppose in this afternoon's 10-furlong St Leger, having exposed his two-turn form in the biggest classic of them all.Two horses went into the June...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's wild card entry in karate at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Barranquilla, Colombia, took yet another wild turn late yesterday evening with a late notice of withdrawal served on Sheckema Cunningham and her coach, Jason...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Nicholas Dusard has said he will use his Night of Champions loss at the recent International Sport Karate and Kickboxing Association (ISKA) United States Open as motivation to prepare even harder for the Amateur Members Association World...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE facing open allowance horses for the first time in a year, champion trainer Wayne DaCosta's POKER STAR should have no problem putting away rivals with the handicaps and draw in his favour for this afternoon's open allowance at five furlongs...

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

SHECKEMA CUNNINGHAM, Jamaica's lone karate representative at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Barranquilla, Colombia, is desperately undergoing a third conversion of fighting styles in time to make the July 25-27 competition....

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Red-hot apprentice and leading rider Anthony Thomas has been given the task of trying to get renowned speedster CRUCIAL APPEAL stay the distance in this afternoon's overnight allowance at six and a half furlongs.Thomas was aboard the ageing warrior...

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

JAMAICA'S Akino Lindsay recently rewrote International Sports Karate Association United States Open history in Orlando, Florida, by completing a four-gold haul in sparring at the world's biggest martial arts tournament.The 23-year-old Drewsland, St...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's stocks as a host country for international sporting events were sent soaring further on Friday with the Jamaica Rifle Association's (JRA) launch of the seventh Pan American Handgun Championship, set for the week of July 22-29 at two venues...

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

SIEMPRE BUENO has the draw to his advantage against MR UNIVERSE in this afternoon's five-furlong straight Reggae Trophy, a clash between the country's two fastest horses.The pair met in the May 26 Lotto Sprint, at five and a half furlongs, and...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING RIDER Anthony Thomas yesterday combined with champion trainer Wayne DaCosta to boot home three winners, his fifth in two days, pushing him to 55 for the season -19 clear of Shane Ellis atop the jockeys' standings. Thomas, who rode two...

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

JAMAICA's martial artists won 26 medals on Saturday, including six gold, to end the International Sports Karate Association United States Open with a haul of 41 medals - 12 gold, 9 silver and 20 bronze.Led by Akino Lindsay's double gold in clash and...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA'S big three, the combined martial arts team of Olympian Kenneth Edwards, Richard Stone, and Akino Lindsay, yesterday opened the island's medal count with gold in the open-weight three-man team fight before returning to sweep the top three...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA will be going all out today in their speciality, continuous sparring, across all ranks and age groups, setting the stage to eclipse the 68 medals won at last year's International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) United States Open.Fighters...

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

ITALY's Timothy Bos will face Jamaica's Nicholas Dusard on Saturday as the most decorated fighter to have ever graced the International Sports Karate Association's Night of Champions stage at the United States Open in Orlando, Florida.Bos, 20,...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SEISHIHAN Tony Robinson of Seido Karate, president of the newly formed Jamaica Karate Federation, is expressing delight at the possibility of the country having a martial artist at the 2020 Olympic Games, eight years after Kenneth Edwards qualified...

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