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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE racing gods have smiled on champion trainer Anthony Nunes, literally turning the tables on Wayne DaCosta, who, for the last three of his 13 consecutive titles, had SHE’S A MANEATER as his cannon against his nemesis, who finally dethroned him...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:04 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNIVERSAL BOSS looks set to benefit from EROY’s scratch out of this afternoon’s United Racehorse Trainers Association Trophy, going seven and a half furlongs. Imported EROY, who had worked brilliantly last Saturday morning, galloping five and a...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Wayne DaCosta has a lot riding on SIR ALTON in this afternoon’s ninth event, an open allowance/graded stakes at six furlongs, which, on paper, presents itself as an innocent rematch between his importee, SIR ALTON, and GOD OF LOVE, both of whom...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s 12-horse field for the Simply Magic Cup is void of real staying speed, which will suit TOMOHAWK’s one-paced way of closing in the stretch run of the nine-furlong-and-25-yard event. Ian Parsard’s PRINCESS LIZZY had made all at the...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Imported three-year-old, EROY, has become the marker horse for rising local stars this season, beating the Jamaica Derby and St Leger winners in two of his last three races, both at a mile, making him an automatic choice for this afternoon’s...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DEN STREET chased down the pair of fillies, HOIST THE MAST and SHE’S A WONDER, to win yesterday’s six-furlong Cash Pot Trophy for two-year-olds, handing 18-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta a sweep of the weekend’s feature races. DaCosta, who won...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LAST month’s St Leger left more questions than answers for the Jamaica Derby following NIPSTER’s upset victory over stablemate WOW WOW and MAHOGANY’s debacle at the gate, resulting in his fourth-place finish. ONE OF A KIND’s third-place run was...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s abysmal fifth-place finish behind SENTIENT in the Chairman’s Trophy is best forgotten this afternoon when he climbs into the ring for the Viceroy trophy at a mile, flashing his alibi of not having topweight 130lb. In one of the...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNCLE FRANK should have no problems stalking the speedsters this afternoon in what could possibly be his easiest race since the COVID-19 break. Having ventured in excess of seven furlongs on only three occasions since, UNCLE FRANK gets the perfect...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

REVERTING to his favourite trip, five furlongs straight, in this afternoon’s sixth event, PEKING CRUZ faces fellow course specialists drawn to his outside, RAS EMANUEL and TRULY AMAZING, as he breaks from mid-track, stall six, in the 13-horse field...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FORMAL FASHION tracked DEEP BLUE SEA into the straight and launched a sustained stretch challenge to overhaul the speedster close home, winning their five-and-a-half-furlong duel by a neck yesterday. Hunting a fourth win in his last five starts,...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER AFFAIR is all set to avenge stablemate NIPSTER’s defeat to the imported EROY in this afternoon’s Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial at a mile. Fresh off her pace-setting role in the September 26 St Leger at 10 furlongs, leading the boys down...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Thomas Sundays’ continued at Caymanas Park at the weekend as the leading rider reeled off another five-timer, bettering his act by closing the eight-race card with four consecutive winners. Thomas’ four-day blitz could very well be the most...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THREE-time champion jockey, Dane Nelson, should this afternoon respond to Anthony Thomas’ last-weekend blitz of eight winners, which has left him seven winners behind the new leader in their battle atop the riders’ standings. Nelson actually...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RAIN brought a halt to the weekend’s Anthony Thomas show at Caymanas Park, the ninth and final race abandoned with the 2018 champion rider sealing a five-timer from eight events. Thomas’ five-timer included a hat-trick for 18-time champion trainer...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW’s loss to the country’s top handicapper, TOONA CILIATA, was a speed bump in his Triple Crown quest, which continues this afternoon, a 10-furlong St Leger rematch with MAHOGANY, the gelding he ran down to convincingly win the 2000 Guineas...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ENUFFISENUFF appears vastly improved, clocking a bullet 1:00.3, easily, at exercise last Saturday morning, making him a major threat inside the last half-furlong of this afternoon’s overnight-allowance sprint going five furlongs round. Almost three...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIR ALTON stamped himself as a sprinter heading to the top class, clocking back-to-back stakes records with a commanding victory in yesterday’s six-furlong Ronron Trophy. Fresh off his 1:04.4 in the War Zone Trophy on August 30, the United States-...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT will be catch-me-if-you-can again for speedy PATRIARCH in this afternoon’s open allowance/graded stakes at five and a half furlongs. Hardly three Saturdays ago, PATRIARCH pulled a disappearing act on half the field he again faces, going the...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROBERT Halledeen produced his trademark last-furlong rally yesterday, rousing 3-1 shot NIPSTER along the rail to outbattle KING ARTHUR by a short head in a stirring stretch duel. Halledeen kept NIPSTER off the fray in the nine-furlong and 25-yard...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PEKING CRUZ’s August 1 fifth-place finish behind FATHER PATRICK, a flyer of a sprint at five and a half furlongs, was way better than it appears on paper, which should see him franking the form in his backyard this afternoon at five furlongs...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY THOMAS, the 2018 champion jockey, reeled off four winners yesterday, three for former champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, including United States-bred SIR ALTON in the War Zone Sprint. Thomas’ four-timer kept him within striking distance of...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BLESSED with pace, stamina, and pedigree, ABOVE AND BEYOND might have never ventured past a mile in a race but neither has any of her nine rivals she faces in this afternoon’s 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks. Possessing class in abundance, having beaten...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROOKIE made amends for his holiday weekend $43,000 blunder by expertly carving out a $1,600 Twilight 6 on Sunday, reaping a $75,210 payout by using MAHOGANY as his sole banker. Though ninth-race winner, STAR BOY FLYER, was the longest shot in the...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY almost busted the eight-and-a-half-furlong track record at Caymanas Park yesterday, going within four-fifths of a second of SMILE ‘N’ LEAVE’s mark of 1:42.1, set in 1997, with Wesley Henry riding at 93lb. Partnered by six-time champion...

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