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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...

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

UNCLE VINNIE’s strong second-place run behind TOONA CILIATA at a mile in what was a four-length Superstakes warm-up victory, a pace which was too hot for third-place SUMMER SUN to touch, tilts this afternoon’s overnight allowance, at nine furlongs...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ACKEEM Lawrence, who led Jamaica’s martial artists to an overall tally of 54 medals at July’s International Sports Karate Association’s (ISKA) United States Open – 19 gold, 15 silver, and 20 bronze – on his first tour as captain, is hoping for more...

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

AFTER racking 118 medals – 27 gold, 35 silver and 56 bronze – bettered only by England’s 126, and finishing third in terms of quality, behind the United States, Jamaica, who hosted last year’s International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA)...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MY SISTER stormed home from sixth position at the top of the lane to collar 1-5 favourite MR UNIVERSE a half-furlong out, winning Saturday’s Vassell Najair Memorial by a length and three-quarter at odds of 8-1. Scorching splits, an opening quarter...

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

PHILIP Feanny’s LEGALITY looks sharp at exercise off a four-month lay-up, but MR UNIVERSE has the jump on him, two runs under his girth, no matching speed and the trip just within his reach despite giving up 14lb in this afternoon’s Vassell Najair...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER, already the first of the fairer sex to have successfully defended a Superstakes crown, yesterday became the third horse to win three consecutive titles, romping to a comfortable victory over TOONA CILIATA in the 10-furlong event....

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING spent his last three races prepping for this afternoon’s Caribbean Sprint, brave efforts against tomorrow’s Superstakes favourite, SHE’S A MANEATER, ANOTHER BULLET is facing horses stepping up in class to grade one in what should be a...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Panama’s Team 9 of Julio Tapiero, Maurizio Cannizzaro, and Taryn Stanton extended their two-shot lead to a winning margin of five over Argentina’s Martin Monti, Alejandro Fraire, Juan Beltran, and Monica Bombicino, scoring 31 over nine holes for a...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A speed battle upfront should result in a collapsing pace, setting up this afternoon’s six furlongs 10th event for run-on sprinter CRYPTOCURRENCY’s scorching finish. At five and a half, three Saturdays ago, CRYPTOCURRENCY took off along the rail a...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:33 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JUNIOR Rodney of Team 14b, winners of Sandals Resorts’ annual two-day US Travel Agents golf tournament, said being an avid golfer enabled him to adapt to the Sandals Golf and Country Club course in Upton, St Ann, piloting his team to a four-stroke...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD AZAN’s 4-5 favourite, PEKING CRUZ, cruised, as expected, eased inside the last furlong by Robert Halledeen, flattering LOTTERY TICKET, who closed hopelessly for second, a length and a quarter away, in division one of yesterday’s overnight...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COURSE specialist, PEKING CRUZ, has shown signs of recovering form and should blitz rivals with speed in division one of this afternoon’s overnight allowance at five furlongs straight. However, down-in-class RAS EMANUEL, who lines up in division...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LAST year’s winners, Mark and Shayla Gerling, and Doug and Jeanette Hornik are back to defend the title they won at last year’s Sandal’s US Travel Agents Golf Tournament at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Ann. However, the quartet, now a...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SEX allowance makes ENGLAND’S ROSE five pounds lighter than WOW WOW in this afternoon’s five and a half furlong Bearings and Accessories Trophy, a similar weight difference when they met at three furlongs straight, late June, and she came out of...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ST GEORGE’s College will start their defence of the Jamaica Taekwondo McKay Security High School League at October’s Jamaica Taekwondo Open without four key fighters who led them to their first outright title last season. Coach Andre Sinclair, who...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A ONCE sleepy residential area of mainly senior citizens, whose children of the 1970s left their nests at the start of the millennium, Harbour View’s rapid transition to a university community has come with its economic spinoffs, but with criminals...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POOR BIGDADDYKOOL, just when he thought he might have got a break from SHE’S A MANEATER, who turns six next year and might make a good broodmare prospect, here comes STRANGER DANGER ready to dish out another year of walloping. STRANGER DANGER makes...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POST position one is not necessarily a bad draw for 1000 Guineas winner I AM DI ONE in this afternoon’s Saint Cecelia Trophy at six and a half furlongs. She is a forceful filly who gives her riders hell to contain and should break sharp enough...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie is taking a bold gamble with his importee, BOLD AFLAIR, who carries topweight 126lb with jockey Robert Halledeen in this afternoon’s ninth event, a sprint at five and a half furlongs, despite having the services of leading...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER is all set to surpass EROS’ mark of 21 victories as a top-class horse when she lines up this afternoon in the Gold Cup, the very event in which EROS immortalised himself in 1994, setting one of four track records he held...

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