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Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GIVING weight all around, St Leger runner-up TOONA CILIATA will need the help of stablemates BIG BANG and, most important, UNIVERSAL BOSS to stave off Gary Subratie’s pair of SENTIENT and United States-bred SHE’S AN INTROVERT in this afternoon’s...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ALL eyes will be on the tote board after this afternoon’s ninth race to see how fast SPARKLE DIAMOND completes seven and a half furlongs among overnight allowance horses as he begins his quest to qualify for November’s Diamond Mile. Having already...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s O & S Tack Room Trophy feature, at six and a half furlongs, is one of those distances which require a combination of speed, mid-race pace and gumption up the lane to conquer. Anthony Nunes’...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RUN THATCHER RUN and BIGDADDYKOOL should easily put away rivals this afternoon in their respective races at five and 10 furlongs as they prepare for major grade-one events in the last quarter of the season. Having lost his first race in five starts...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPARKLE DIAMOND, the most talked-about horse in training at Caymanas Park, starts his race against time this afternoon to meet the conditions for what could be the fifth and last running of the US$115,000 Diamond Mile on November 9. Having made a...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ FAYROUZ ran somewhat out of ­character last time out, disputing the lead with UNCLE VINNIE at a mile when both were beaten by out-of-class DYSFUNCTIONAL on July 10, a race which should be thrown out the window by handicappers hunting...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT, PATRIARCH and ANOTHER VIGOROUS, all deemed to have underperformed behind 25-1 upsetter, EXHILARATE, two and a half weeks ago at five furlongs straight, makes for an interesting rematch on the round course, going five and a half, in...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE biggest indicator yet, that all might not be well with Triple Crown aspirant, SUPREME SOUL, was published in the Track and Pools form book, a bookmaker’s advertisement, offering odds on this afternoon’s St Leger, but with a rider, only if...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

NOT even the 11lb she will give up in this afternoon’s fifth race should stop SHE’S A MANEATER from flogging BIGDADDYKOOL at seven and a half furlongs. However, much railbird excitement surrounds the circumstances under which the duo renews rivalry...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MY SUPER GIRL fought off MY SISTER from the top of the straight, finding extra a half-furlong out, to pull away in yesterday’s overnight allowance at five and a half furlongs, registering back-to-back wins for jockey Oneil Mullings and trainer...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SEISHIHAN Tony Robinson has described the grand championship fight between Jamaica combined martial arts team members Delano Francis and Akino Lindsayat Seido Karate’s recent 43rd anniversary tournament as “a great spectacle of point fighting at...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT, November’s Caribbean Sprint winner, who finished ahead of WILL IN CHARGE and SHE’S A MANEATER when beaten by ANOTHER BULLET in April’s Lady Geeta Trophy, is down in class among open allowance runners this afternoon. At the...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s quartet at last week’s International Sports Karate Association United States Open World Championships was one of the smallest female contingents ever, but still managed to reap nine medals – four gold, four silver and a bronze, from an...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA combined martial arts team captain Ackeem Lawrence added icing to Jamaica’s cake, which already had 53 medals, at the International Sports Karate Association United States Open on Saturday, landing his second Night of Champions victory with...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER will be racing the clock in this afternoon’s six-furlong None Such Sprint, facing three of her stablemates, along with ANOTHER BULLET and MONEY MAGNET for company, after skipping last week’s Viceroy Trophy at nine furlongs, dodging...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MASTER Alvin Bernard, the tae kwon do coach behind Kenneth Edwards’ historic qualification for the London 2012 Olympics, on Thursday gave a thumbs up to the International Taekwondo Associations (International Taekwondo Federation) US Open Challenge...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE old guard, Olympian Kenneth Edwards and multiworld medallist Nicholas Dusard yesterday reminded the young Turks of Jamaica’s combined martial arts team that ‘experience teaches wisdom’, both grabbing gold medals at yesterday’s inaugural...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s successful ­staging of two martial arts world tournaments in four years, the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup in 2014 and the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Associations World Championships last...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:43 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FOR the second consecutive running, the favourite in the nine-furlong Viceroy Trophy left the gate sprawling, SHE’S A MANEATER last year and WILL IN CHARGE yesterday, finishing next to last behind Anthony Nunes’ BIGDADDYKOOL. From the moment WILL...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPREME SOUL giving up 16lb at 10 furlongs and chasing down SENTIENT, 110lb, to win last month’s Governor’s Cup makes this afternoon’s Jamaica Derby a foregone conclusion, going 12 furlongs and sitting level with rivals. Anthony Nunes can go ahead...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s combined martial arts team members are fine-tuning training ahead of the 2019 US Open International Sports Karate Association World Martial Arts Championships, starting July 3 in Orlando, Florida. Ackeem Lawrence leads Jamaica’s 12-man...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s overnight allowance, at seven and a half furlongs, for horses who have never won at the level, should play into MY ELLE BELLE’s running style, her only real threat being CAPTUREMYSHIP. However, CAPTUREMYSHIP will have to prove his...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s United States-bred filly, HILLY’S HALO, faces five rivals in a near-farce in today’s Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. Bar PATRIARCH, who she had behind by almost seven lengths in her loss to ANOTHER VIGOROUS on May 25, a...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes’ top fillies, PRINCESS AVA and I AM DI ONE, that who were floored by rival Wayne DaCosta’s 9-1 outsider, PRINCESS ANNIE, in last month’s 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks, return to the route course in separate races this...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes’ HOUDINI’S MAGIC easily won yesterday’s open allowance event at Caymanas Park, going past DRUMMER BOY on the final turn and sprinting clear to outclass UNCLE FRANK and SARATOGA SIGHT by four lengths. HOUDINI’S MAGIC’s...

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