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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EYE CANDY is extremely dangerous, carrying 110lb with improving claiming apprentice, Anthony Allen, in Saturday’s closing event, a six-furlong optional claiming race. Veteran trainer Dennis Lee has been using apprentices to win races aboard the...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FIRST-time champion trainer, Anthony Nunes, should get his reign rolling with a three-timer on this afternoon’s 10-race programme – PATRIARCH, BIGBANG and SAN SIRO – in response to his dethroned rival, 18-time champion, Wayne DaCosta, who was...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard’s KINGSMAN served notice as an emerging force for the new racing season, clocking a cracking 1:18.3, eased down by apprentice Kiaman McGregor, to romp the six-and-half furlong New Year’s Day Trophy by six and a half lengths. KINGSMAN,...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRADITIONAL season-opening events, the McKay Security Trophy, Fan Appreciation Day Trophy and New Year’s Day Trophy, nine furlongs and 25 yards and six and a half furlongs, respectively, should suit UNBREAKABLE, CRIMSON and ENUFFISENUFF....

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:52 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s WOW WOW did just enough, a workman-like victory, with no-frills journeyman rider Panamanian Ameth Robles to take control of the Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes three furlongs out, running away from rivals...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie has sights on a Boxing Day double, a WOW WOW romp in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, which should make the bay colt the first horse to bag the $1-million bonus for sweeping the Supreme Ventures Limited Jamaica Two-Year-Old Series,...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TREVOR’S CHOICE defied near-topweight to blind rivals with speed in yesterday’s closing event, clocking a fast 1:05.1 for five and a half furlongs. The dark bay colt left post-position one blazing with Shane Ellis and had the entire field pushing...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHOULD TREVOR’S CHOICE repeat his November 2 performance when stepping up in class to face non-winners-of-three, stealing a march at five furlongs round, but found PRINCE CHARLES too improved and was caught a half-furlong out, trainer Alford Brown...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SENTIENT returns off a month’s break, a longer rest period than the three horses who beat him in the Diamond Mile, getting an ideal distance against horses, who he has had the jump on from this season’s three-year-old classics. It’s SENTIENT’s turn...

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:33 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BACKERS of CRYPTOCURRENCY might have been wondering what the hell Oneil Mullings was doing aboard the four-year-old filly on November 8, as still as a statue, entering the lane in splits of 23.0 and a half-mile in 45.4, only asking his mount to run...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta calling in two-kilo claiming apprentice Raddesh Roman to partner SERGEANT RECKLESS at 109lb shows exactly where his sentiments rest, with two starters in this afternoon’s five-furlong straight overnight allowance sprint, his other...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING increased his lead inside the last furlong of the six consecutive races he has won, WOW WOW’s stamina at seven furlongs, against the same bunch of two-year-olds, cannot be questioned in this afternoon’s Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy....

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TEAM 17, playing as J Star Travel and Events/Travel Only, comprising Jessica Morris, Craig Membery, Sue and Colin Springgay, yesterday shot a six under-par, 65, to hold a four-stroke lead ahead of WestJet’s Spencer Sorensen, Ryan Saroli, Stavros...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ trump card in his bid to land a three-timer on this afternoon’s 11-race card is TOONA CILIATA in the memorial event run in honour of his late father, Nigel B. Nunes. The leading trainer has three runners accompanying TOONA CILIATA –...

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

ANTHONY Nunes’ EARN YOUR STRIPES has a 15lb weight swing in his favour, renewing rivalry with SEBASTIAN, who he had allowed 17lb when going down by a length and a quarter at this afternoon’s distance, nine furlongs and 25 yards, on October 21. A...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WITH $5,554,865 separating leader Anthony Nunes from champion Wayne DaCosta atop the stakes standings, this afternoon’s battleground is in the open-allowance sprint at five and a half furlongs in which DaCosta has MR UNIVERSE and back-to-back...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes swept five of yesterday’s last seven races, including the three feature events, extending his lead to $13.7 million ahead of 18-time defending champion, Wayne DaCosta. Canada-based Dane Nelson, who himself bagged five winners on his...

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

APART from ripping up the exercise track in the mornings, there is nothing, in terms of performance, that SHE’S A MANEATER has laid down in a race that STRANGER DANGER hasn’t proven that he can match or better. His stakes record 1:36.3 in last...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:48 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADER Anthony Nunes and defending champion Wayne DaCosta are set to trade punches with 27 starters on this afternoon’s 11-race card, heading into tomorrow’s Diamond Mile meet with $11m separating them atop the trainers’ standings. Nunes has 14...

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

ANTHONY Nunes’ PRINCE CHARLES has a score to settle with rival barn Wayne DaCosta’s ROJORN DI PILOT after decking Shane Ellis at the start when they met at five furlongs straight on October 12. With the excitement high surrounding the trainers’...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING owner Carlton Watson will be playing catch-up after this afternoon when Michael Bernard’s WOW WOW strolls to what should be an easy victory in the six-furlong Cash Pot Trophy, which has a winner’s purse of $1.7 million. Watson, the main...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPERLUMINAL used his proven class to turn back five Anthony Nunes runners, including Triple Crown winner SUPREME SOUL, in the seven-and-a-half furlong Fontainbleu Trophy, leaving the leading trainer winless on the 10-race card yesterday. SUPREME...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes has 16 runners on this afternoon’s 10-race card, which could see him sweeping five of the first six events with ante-post favourites – KALAHARI, PRINCESS AVA, EARN YOUR STRIPES, SUPREME SOUL and two-year-old debutant,...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s martial artists closed the International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships at the Neptune Stadium in Cork City, Ireland, on Saturday by taking gold against England in a three-man team...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Middleweight Nicholas Dusard and heavyweight Richard Stone both struck gold in points sparring, late Thursday evening, at the International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships at the Neptune...

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