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Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Enos Brown's debutant, BRAETON GIGOLO, won yesterday's Abbie Grannum Memorial at 9-1 odds in the stewards' room, denying champion trainer Wayne DaCosta a vital victory with RIDDIM UP in his battle to stave off arch-rival Anthony Nunes, who...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon's Abbie Grannum Memorial for two-year-old maidens, a field of 10 starters with no eye-catching entry, could be a tricky one, especially at seven furlongs.It makes no sense playing hero with a bunch of unproven maidens so approach this...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LAST year, the Superstakes was all about SHE'S A MANEATER and BIGDADDYKOOL, whether the Triple crown-winning filly could upstage the four-year-old gelding, who had won the race in the stewards' room the previous year.This afternoon, a dance crasher...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican karate athlete Alton Brown hits the mat on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain, at the 24th World Karate Federation (WKF) World Championships, aiming at gold and automatic qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Games, when the martial art makes its Olympic...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BATTLE lines have been drawn, wagers made, and sides taken throughout Caymanas Park as the respective championships, particularly trainers' and jockeys', have set tongues wagging ahead of the two biggest racemeets at the back end of the racing...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie pulled off a 4-1 coup with United States-bred SARATOGA SIGHT, landing yesterday's feature, the Errol 'Big Sub' Subratie, run over a mile, honouring his late father's memory.Subratie, who was moved to tears when he won the inaugural...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MY ELLE BELLE has a great record running out of the mile chute and should make it four wins from six attempts in this afternoon's Errol 'Big Sub' Subratie Memorial.The United States-bred three-year-old filly enjoys the long backstretch where she is...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD Azan's MONEY MAGNET not only has the distinction of being out-of-class for this afternoon's six and a half furlong Saint Cecelia Cup, she is technically racing against rivals two classes lower. Of her nine rivals, only one, out-of-form POKER...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WORKING like an aeroplane in the mornings, Anthony Nunes' PATRIARCH, should make short work of 12 rivals on his comeback in this afternoon's six-furlong Ahwhofah Sprint for overnight allowance horses.A winner of four of five starts as a two-year-old...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT was easier than taking candy from a baby.BIGDADDYKOOL was handed a gift and duly accepted yesterday's Nigel B Nunes Memorial, running past St Leger winner MARQUESAS a furlong and a half out, winning by six and a half lengths, completing separate...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

With WILL IN CHARGE's resounding Gold Cup defeat of SHE'S A MANEATER still echoing around Caymanas Park, Anthony Nunes' BIGDADDYKOOL gets his Superstakes prep, more of a warm-up, on a drop in class to open allowance for this afternoon's Nigel B...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE'S A MANEATER has the handicaps against her but the distance suits the four-year-old Horse of the Year best of the seven runners in this afternoon's Cal's Tomato Ketchup Gold Cup.Touted as a rematch with WILL IN CHARGE, who used handicaps and...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VETERAN jockey Vassel Najair died yesterday from injuries sustained on Wednesday, September 26, when he was struck by getaway horse PERFECT ASSET prior to the start of the seventh event at Caymanas Park.Najair suffered extensive head injuries while...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD Azan's PEKING CRUZ has paid a heavy price for being the only winner of an open allowance event in this afternoon's seventh race, picking up 11lb for a length and three quarter victory over SARAH LEE on last, a 17lb-weight swing in the filly'...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AN intriguing final-day play looms in the sixth Latin American Travel Agents golf tournament with no overall leader declared after nine holes at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, Exchange, St Ann.Instead of the traditional four-man...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

The top-three finishers from last year's Sandals Latin American Travel Agents Golf Tournament are among 20 teams, teeing off at 7:30 this morning in a four-man scramble at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Ann.Costa Rica, Panama, and Chile...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MASTER OF HALL pulled alongside STORM at the top of the lane and casually went about his business to easily win yesterday's Royal Dad Trophy by six lengths, eased a half-furlong out by jockey Oneil Scott.Never in danger of defeat, MASTER OF HALL...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MASTER OF HALL appears to have come to hand and is on a two-timer heading into this afternoon's Royal Dad Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards, tackling non-winners-of-three after a very easy win among non-twos a month ago.Touted as a 'derby horse'...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Nicholas Dusard won bronze on Friday's third day of the seventh International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup, which ended in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday with Jamaica securing three medals - two bronze and a junior silver - the country's...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes BALTUSROL squares off with Gary Subratie's filly, CASUAL DRINK, in this afternoon's Grade Three feature for two-year-olds, the six-furlong Cash Pot Trophy, after both beat the same horse, PRINCESS ANNIE, on their respective debuts....

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Microweight Ackeem Lawrence of Kingston Taekwon-Do Centre got Jamaica's medal haul under way by winning bronze in -57.0 kg sparring on Wednesday's second day at the September 26-29 seventh International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup now on in...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VETERAN jockey Vassel Najair yesterday sustained injuries and was taken to hospital after trying to corral getaway horse PERFECT ASSET inside the narrow walkway leading from the grandstand to the winners' enclosure.A Supreme Ventures Racing and...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Anthony Nunes' DONTAE, runner-up to Saturday's graded stakes winner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, in March's open-allowance Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy, after which he chased home stablemate HOUDINI'S MAGIC in the grade one Viceroy Trophy, is hard to oppose today...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JASON McKay, promoter of the recent International Sports Kickboxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members' Association World Championships at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, has hailed the event as a success for sports tourism and wants the...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta's DYSFUNCTIONAL returns to his favourite hunting ground, overnight allowance, for the third time in five months, a tough horse to beat today after his brave run behind HILLY'S HALO last time out.DYSFUNCTIONAL ran smack...

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