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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RENEWING rivalry at a more favourable distance, nine furlongs and 25 yards, in today’s Legal Light Trophy, hoping to make amends for their third, and fourth-place finishes last time out, WILL IN CHARGE and SHE’S A MANEATER are up against old foe...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta has a quartet of runners in this afternoon’s night pan, a 16-horse overnight allowance line-up – super-fit UNCLE FRANK, MADAM SECRETARY, WINTER IS COMING and LOTTERY TICKET. However, his main hopefuls, UNCLE FRANK...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LADY BLUE was the bait for Barbadian jockey Simon Husbands, who swallowed hook, line and sinker aboard Anthony Nunes’ 1-5 favourite, I AM DI ONE, after which PRINCESS ANNIE delivered the sucker punch for Team Wayne Dacosta, scoring a 9-1 upset in...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes’ 1000 Guineas winner, I AM DI ONE, has everything going for her and will be the shortest-priced Jamaica Oaks favourite in years, racing only the clock this afternoon. Foaled by IT IS I, who won the 2008 Governor’s Cup...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MASTER OF HALL’s running style and finishing speed are tailor-made for this afternoon’s Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy, an open allowance at nine furlongs and 25 yards. At 110lb, sharing bottom weight with stablemate PAKMAN, a no-hoper whose only role is...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOP Jamaican shooters, led by Master Andy Yap and ‘A’ Class Ryan Bramwell, are in action against crack international marksmen at the ninth Jamaica Invitational Pistol Tournament (JIPT), starting at noon today and continuing tomorrow at the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

APPRENTICE Reyan Lewis combined with Patrick Lynch yesterday to notch a rare jockey-trainer three-timer GLITTER RIVER, PERFECT ASSET and FORMAL FASHION all favourites on the 10-race card. Champion jockey Anthony Thomas also rode a three-timer,...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes looks set to continue his Easter dominance with the return of speedy PATRIARCH this afternoon, following his Guineas double with I AM DI ONE and SUPREME SOUL. Nunes has a three-timer lined up on the holiday 10-race...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:31 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WILL IN CHARGE, speedier than SHE’S A MANEATER, should have this afternoon’s six-furlong Lady Geeta Trophy at his mercy. He is lighter than her and will get to CHACE THE GREAT before she does. In addition, she is drawn at post-position one and...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPREME SOUL beat stablemate TOONA CILIATA by two lengths yesterday, closing an exacta-and-1000-2000 Guineas double for trainer Anthony Nunes, who landed Saturday’s fillies’ classic with I AM DI ONE. Nunes, comfortably the leading trainer after...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FAVOURITES St George’s College came roaring back at rivals recently, wiping out many-time former champions Calabar 4-1 at the Shai-Tai Karate Open at Campion College to take a 3-1 lead in the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Schoolboy League....

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD Stone was the toast of the evening, taking the coveted black belt heavyweight crown after going through Armani Bernard, the favourite, who had eliminated the other Jamaicans in the field. In the male black belt lightweight category, a...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SET at 157 yards at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Ann, the 11th hole will have a sleek prize awaiting the first player to hit a hole in one at the May 4-5 Sandals Golf and Jerk Festival. On Wednesday, the hole-in-one ‘trophy’, a shiny...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HOT claiming apprentice Christopher Mamdeen has shaken off one legend atop the jockeys’ standings, five-time former champion Trevor Simpson, with whom he was joint leader in early February, now, he has sights set on another, six-time former...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RUN THATCHER RUN has absolutely nobody to seriously test him on the lead this afternoon, unlike last Saturday’s race when GO GO GIRL, then CRUCIAL APPEAL, made things interesting for the first three furlongs in the chestnut colt’s first run off a...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JESSICA Cargill has historically qualified as Jamaica’s karate athlete for August’s International Olympic Committee Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, after successfully competing at the March 18-23 Pan American Senior Championships in Panama. Fighting...

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...

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