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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

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...

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

ST CATHERINE Football Association President Peter Reid is still singing the praises of new title sponsors, Alliance MoneyGram and McKay Security two weeks into the Major League's new season, which kicked off on Friday, November 16."It's a two-year...

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

TITLE-chasing Anthony Nunes has this afternoon's Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy by the scruff of the neck, attempting an ambitious exacta with unbeaten ante-post favourite CORAZON and speedy stablemate JUICE MAN, a feat that could wipe out the $2.68...

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

A BETTER script couldn't have been written for this afternoon's 10-race card as the battles intensify in a gripping war between the top two barns at Caymanas Park.Anthony Thomas is separated by seven winners from his pursuer in the jockeys' standings...

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

GRAYDON ran a great race last Saturday, beaten by the handicaps, giving 12lb to the winner, MY SISTER, after getting involved in breakneck splits down the backstretch, and should relish the easier pace of this afternoon's United Racehorse Trainers'...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Enos Brown's debutant, BRAETON GIGOLO, won yesterday's Abbie Grannum Memorial at 9-1 odds in the stewards' room, denying champion trainer Wayne DaCosta a vital victory with RIDDIM UP in his battle to stave off arch-rival Anthony Nunes, who...

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

This afternoon's Abbie Grannum Memorial for two-year-old maidens, a field of 10 starters with no eye-catching entry, could be a tricky one, especially at seven furlongs.It makes no sense playing hero with a bunch of unproven maidens so approach this...

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

LAST year, the Superstakes was all about SHE'S A MANEATER and BIGDADDYKOOL, whether the Triple crown-winning filly could upstage the four-year-old gelding, who had won the race in the stewards' room the previous year.This afternoon, a dance crasher...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican karate athlete Alton Brown hits the mat on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain, at the 24th World Karate Federation (WKF) World Championships, aiming at gold and automatic qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Games, when the martial art makes its Olympic...

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

BATTLE lines have been drawn, wagers made, and sides taken throughout Caymanas Park as the respective championships, particularly trainers' and jockeys', have set tongues wagging ahead of the two biggest racemeets at the back end of the racing...

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

GARY Subratie pulled off a 4-1 coup with United States-bred SARATOGA SIGHT, landing yesterday's feature, the Errol 'Big Sub' Subratie, run over a mile, honouring his late father's memory.Subratie, who was moved to tears when he won the inaugural...

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

MY ELLE BELLE has a great record running out of the mile chute and should make it four wins from six attempts in this afternoon's Errol 'Big Sub' Subratie Memorial.The United States-bred three-year-old filly enjoys the long backstretch where she is...

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

RICHARD Azan's MONEY MAGNET not only has the distinction of being out-of-class for this afternoon's six and a half furlong Saint Cecelia Cup, she is technically racing against rivals two classes lower. Of her nine rivals, only one, out-of-form POKER...

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...

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