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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta’s champion two-year-old from last season, RUN THATCHER RUN, has a race against time in this afternoon’s third race whereas his half-sister, the illustrious SHE’S A MANEATER, will also be racing time – the clock – in...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CORAZON and EARN YOUR STRIPES, third and fourth, respectively, behind RUN THATCHER RUN in December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, should outclass rivals to hand trainer Anthony Nunes and jockey Robert Halledeen a Guineas-prep double in this...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA College sprang a major upset on favourites St George’s College at the weekend, snapping the North Street lads’ two-tournament win streak in the McKay Security High School League with a 3-2 victory at Saturday’s Everlast Jamaica Tae-kwondo...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s top martial artists, including International Tae-kwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup medallists, will today pit skills in patterns, breaking, and exciting sparring bouts at the 2019 McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association Invitational...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN PARSARD’s SUPERLUMINAL is on a hat-trick of wins, going up against Gary Subratie’s pair of speedy NUCLEAR FLIGHT and the closer, SARATOGA SIGHT, in this afternoon’s seven-and-a-half-furlong King’s Plate. NUCLEAR FLIGHT scored an avenging...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES-bred STRANGER DANGER made a mockery of rivals in yesterday’s Ash Wednesday Trophy for overnight allowance runners, winning the six-and-a-half furlongs event unchallenged with champion jockey Anthony Thomas aboard. The three-year-old...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MY SISTER finally gets a good draw at five furlongs straight and should start this afternoon’s late double for the trainer-jockey-owner combination of Gary Subratie, Dane Dawkins, and Michael Bernard, with the closer being SOUL CURE in the fillies-...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

After sweeping Saturday’s Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes with FATHER PATRICK and LADY BLUE, respectively, Omar Walker is aboard another impressive-looking three-year-old this afternoon – Ian Parsard’s KINGSMAN, who arrived here in-utero and blazed...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK appears to be a cinch in one leg of Saturday’s six-furlong co-feature for three-year-olds, the Sir Howard Stakes. However, the fillies-only Hot Line Stakes has been thrown open with fitness concerns surrounding the return of LADY...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s fillies-only Eight Thirty Sprint and co-feature Mercury Sprint, for colts and geldings, should be approached with caution for multiple reasons, including the tricky distance of five furlongs straight, the presence of first-...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

OUTGUNNED by big horse SHE'S A MANEATER, and before that WILL IN CHARGE in the Diamond Mile, top sprinter CHACE THE GREAT faces lesser rivals in this afternoon's Reggae Trophy at five furlongs straight.However, the Dwight Chen-trained six-year-old...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER VIGOROUS has transformed from a tearaway sprinter to a more relaxed running style, which should suit him when he goes for a second straight win among open-allowance company in this afternoon's St Catherine Cup at five and a half furlongs....

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Black belt Ackeem Lawrence and a team of junior coloured-belt martial artists recently returned from Florida with five silver and a bronze reaped at a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) open event at which coach Jason McKay said the experienced gained...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Ryan Darby's JACKO LINKS is actually lowering his sights for this afternoon's City of Kingston Centenary Cup, racing in a lower optional claiming group than the one he won a little over a month ago, beating WILSON at the exact distance of a mile....

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Javaniel Patterson started a new season of horse racing at Caymanas Park with a two-timer, opening the nine-race card with 4-1 shot LICI'S PEPSI in the New Year's Day Trophy, and returned to boot home 3-5 favourite FOOT SOLDIER in the $1m McKay...

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

Reigning champion Wayne DaCosta starts this afternoon in the driver's seat for an 18th overall and 13th consecutive title, sitting on a $1,577,600 lead, with a three-timer lined up to steady his ship - UNBREAKABLE, STRANGER DANGER and PURE HEART -...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta's RUN THATCHER RUN yesterday beat Anthony Nunes' quartet into second, third, fourth, and fifth to land the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, bagging $2.2M for the champion trainer, who ended the afternoon $1.6M ahead, virtually assured an...

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

Ravaged by Wayne DaCosta's determined comeback, capped by a well-crafted five-timer on Saturday, which pushed the champion $1.47m clear in the trainers' title race, Anthony Nunes' hopes of winning his first crown now depend on how much purse money...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SITTING $127,700 behind leader Anthony Nunes, who is hunting his first trainers' title, 17-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta has crafted a plan to wipe out his rival's expected $2 million winner's purse from next Wednesday's Jamaica Two-Year-old-...

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

CHAMPION Wayne DaCosta is banking on SHE'S A MANEATER to bring in $1.2 million in 11 days, a desperate attempt to wrest the trainers' championship lead from Anthony Nunes, who fortune smiled on in the Diamond Mile as his BIGDADDYKOOL grabbed second...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FIGHTING with his back against the ropes, champion Wayne DaCosta yesterday slashed Anthony Nunes' lead in half to end the afternoon $870,700 behind his rival, who he upstaged in two key races, keeping alive his hopes of landing an 18th trainers'...

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

Anthony Nunes could win as many as four races this afternoon as he continues to peel away from defending champion 17-time winner Wayne DaCosta in the trainers' title race, which took a dramatic turn when SHE'S A MANEATER bolted and was scratched...

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

THE SHE'S A MANEATER-WILL IN CHARGE saga continues at Caymanas Park this afternoon in the $13.9m Diamond Mile, the race on which an entire racing season hinges with plots and subplots such as history, the Horse of the Year crown and trainers'...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Robert Pearson yesterday said he was "very happy" with WILL IN CHARGE drawing post-position eight in Saturday's Diamond Mile, adding that the Gold Cup winner, who lost the Superstakes by a head bob, is "smack in the middle, where he can...

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

'TITLE-chasing trainer Anthony Nunes and his owners face a crucial decision, which has a deadline of 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday - whether to nominate Oaks-winning filly FAYROUZ in Saturday's $13.9-million Diamond Mile or pull her from the...

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