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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s Restricted Stakes at a mile has DOUBLE CROWN, NIPSTER, GREEN GOLD RUSH and RUM WITH ME renewing rivalry at the Guineas distance. As far as class is concerned, the Guineas finish had DOUBLE CROWN third-best at the trip, which should...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s $850,000-$800,000 optional claiming at five furlongs round could get really tricky, considering the many variables at play in the quick dash. The runners to keep an eye on are those competing on a tag for the first time –...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RACE CAR overcame traffic problems down the backstretch yesterday and running four-wide into the lane to storm past SENTIENT and MASTER OF HALL close to home, making amends for his fourth-place finish when going for a fourth-straight victory two...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A STRONG winner at six and a half furlongs a month ago, FATHER PATRICK’s form dwarfs his 11 rivals in Saturday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy at five and a half furlongs in which he returns at the exact handicaps with DUKE, his...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW chased down an atrociously ridden MAHOGANY to win the 2000 Guineas yesterday. The thoroughbred joined the tear-away leader a furlong and a half out to win by three lengths, extending his unbeaten streak to 11 consecutive victories. Dane...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ABOVE AND BEYOND simply didn’t fire off the break on last, choosing the wrong day to be slowly into stride on a lightning-fast track, so forgive her 1000 Guineas prep run, a seemingly disappointing fourth-place finish behind NIPSTER, who turned the...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE COVID-19 lay-up appears not to have bothered ROJORN DI PILOT, who breezed a bullet 59.3 at exercise two Saturdays ago from the gate alongside United States-bred stablemate WHOSHOTTHESHERIFF. The speedy four-year-old is drawn favourably in mid-...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PRINCESS AVA again outclassed old rival SENTIENT at a mile, running past a furlong out for back-to-back victories against the colt, clocking 1:38.3 to seal a hat-trick of wins yesterday. Completing a three-timer for leading rider Dane Nelson, even-...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA, second to SHE’S A MANEATER in last year’s Superstakes, followed by a third-place run in the Diamond Mile behind the now-retired champion mare and her American-bred stablemate, STRANGER DANGER, is running a class lower this afternoon...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A VETERAN jockey was among two persons evicted from Caymanas Park on Sunday as Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) enforced its zero-tolerance approach aimed at patrons and members of the professional groups, who flout COVID-...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER GARY Subratie and his main owner, Michros, made big classic statements yesterday with 2000 Guineas-bound colts NIPSTER and WOW WOW, who churned out impressive victories under Robert Halledeen, who rode a three-timer for the in-form barn....

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK appears to have matured, running a relaxed race last Saturday, suggesting he should stay six-and-a-half this afternoon after chasing home 2000 Guineas contender, MAHOGANY, in a fast-run event at five and a half furlongs. Quickening...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

High-ranking Portmore gangster Shane ‘Uno’ Facey has been convicted in the Corporate Area Gun Court for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Facey was convicted on Tuesday when he appeared before Justice Leighton Pusey in relation to a...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ENGLAND’S ROSE ripped 1:12.2 at exercise last Friday morning and will race with a tongue tie for the first time this afternoon when she takes on the gelding, MAHOGANY, who is as classy as they come but faces a blitzkrieg of speed from the filly at...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOD OF LOVE, on pre-COVID form, having run well twice this season, should be the horse to beat in this afternoon’s five-and-a-half furlong non-restricted overnight allowance dash. However, speedy MR UNIVERSE has two unrecorded five-furlong gallops...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HEALTH MINISTER Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday confirmed approximately 20 samples for COVID-19 were collected on Monday via a mobile unit in quarantined Corn Piece, Clarendon, where at least six positive tests had originated after Jamaica’s first...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FREDRICK ‘Clarks Booty’ Braham, the reputed don of Rocklands, Central Village, St Catherine, was last Friday sentenced to six years in prison for possession of an illegal firearm in 2018 following last month’s four-year conviction for a weapon...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WARTIME could capitalise on what seems set to be a collapsing pace in this afternoon’s overnight allowance sprint as racing continues behind closed doors at Caymanas Park, though wagering will be permitted at off-track betting parlours, which have...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GROOMS were the only persons shouting yesterday afternoon, urging on their respective charges from near the winners’ enclosure, a far cry from the normal din which accompanies stirring finishes on a regular race day when 5,000 patrons cram the...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA and SENTIENT, two of a handful of horses who now represent grade-one runners, line up in an open allowance for the King’s Plate, going seven and a half furlongs at Caymanas Park today. Arguably the most improved three-year-old at the...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s seven-horse open allowance line-up, the five-furlong round SVREL Third Anniversary Trophy, comprises some of the fastest and versatile horses in training – PEKING CRUZ, TREVOR’S CHOICE, PATRIARCH, GOD OF LOVE, PRINCE CHARLES and...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES-bred EROY yesterday grabbed the lead entering the backstretch and was never headed, foiling local runner TOMOHAWK’s bid to stake his claim as a classic contender in the opening event at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Sent off as the 1-9...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOMOHAWK, the horse who would have been champion two-year-old last year, were it not for Gary Subratie’s irrepressible WOW WOW, continues his quiet preparation for this season’s two-turn, three-year-old classics, the Jamaica Derby and St Leger,...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HORSE RACING at Caymanas Park was marred by 17 non-runners yesterday, 14 of which were before the 11:35 a.m. start of the holiday Ash Wednesday card. This was reportedly caused by a virus sweeping through the 196-acre property. Near the end of the...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Anthony Nunes is aiming to close a three-timer on this afternoon’s holiday meet with PRINCE CHARLES bringing down the curtain in the Ash Wednesday Trophy, following debutant GENERATIONAL and TASK FORCE, who both have sound chances...

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