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

A TWO-way tie on 65 at the top of the leader board has set the stage for a thrilling finale at the 16th annual United States Travel Agents Golf Tournament, which teed off at the Sandals Golf and Country Club yesterday morning with 70 contestants...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica yesterday added 21 medals to their count at the International Sports Karate Association Amateur Members Association World Championship - six gold, four silver and 17 bronze - moving the host country's overall tally to 91 as seniors and...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's martial artists are savouring the thought of home advantage at the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships, which gets under way today at the Montego Bay Convention Centre with an...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BARCELONA should use her pace to run rivals into the ground in this afternoon's ninth event for three-year-old fillies, non-winners of two races, at six and a half furlongs.Though sired by Natural Selection, who has thrown derby winners PERFECT...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE'S A MANEATER cuts back to six furlongs in this afternoon's None Such Sprint, facing basically the same cast from her Eros Trophy victory on July 28 when she made a mockery of rivals at seven furlongs, winning by five and a half lengths.The...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IN 2014, Akino Lindsay was a bright-eyed red belt, age 19, cheering from ringside as Jamaica's black belts defeated teams from Argentina and Canada to historically win their first-ever senior sparring title at an International Taekwondo Federation...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Nicholas Dusard badly needs an individual gold at next week's International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members' Association World Championship on home soil to kick-start a new phase of his decorated martial arts career."I want to do...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ACKEEM LAWRENCE believes that he has the formula to change silver into gold at the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships."It's all in the weight," he said, explaining his approach for the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIX-furlong specialist SHINING LIGHT has only speedy POLLY B to fear in this afternoon's third race, a $1 million claiming event with a spread down to $850,000, which has attracted no-hopers such as Oneil Markland's VIJEETA and YOLOVE, horses who...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RAY BRYANT, head of the United States team competing at the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members World Championships - Tatami Sports from September 10-15, has confirmed 60 participants for the tournament being hosted by...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SOTOMAYOR and HILLY'S HALO easily won their respective divisions of yesterday's overnight allowance Purewater Trophy co-feature at seven furlongs.Short-priced favourites, both horses won similarly, taking charge from three furlongs out and...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COREY SCHAFER, president of the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA), said Jamaica's winning bid to host next month's Amateur Members World Championships - Tatami Sports - had the three main ingredients to convince his organisation, one of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHECKEMA Cunningham said the perfect rebound from not being able to compete at the recent Central America and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, would be to successfully defend her International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) double...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TEAM England has made its intention clear to all rivals, including hosts Jamaica, registering the largest delegation, 167 athletes, for the September 10-15 International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members National Associations World...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPEEDY SIR BUDGET reports without blinkers this afternoon and gets a slight pull in the scale, a combination which could put the six-year-old back in the winners' enclosure for the first time in 10 months.An open allowance winner last October, his...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR used his back class to clinically beat open allowance horses yesterday, for the second time in a little over four months, confirming his status as a grade one horse - even at eight years old.Carrying topweight 126lb at his...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT's deja vu, for PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and jockey Omar Walker in this afternoon's ninth race, back down in class among open allowance runners, at nine furlongs and 25 yards, after beating the level in the March 24 Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy.Forced to...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIX-time champion jockey Omar Walker lit up yesterday's Independence Day race meet with a three-timer - his first since returning from a wrist injury in January.Scourging for rides outside Wayne DaCosta's barn due to the champion trainer's decision...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY NUNES' DONTAE has been eased in the handicaps and gets a more relaxed pace, now stretched out at 10 furlongs, after being rushed off his legs last week Saturday at seven and a half, trying to chase LUNAR ROCKET and JAMAI RAJA down the...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard's DRAGLINE hasn't raced in three months but has exercised fairly well to beat non-winners of an overnight allowance over his favourite course, five-furlong straight, the ninth of 10 races scheduled this afternoon.Facing eight rivals,...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MR UNIVERSE predictably made short work of rivals in yesterday's Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy, a gate-to-wire victory in a super fast 1:05.0 for five and a half furlongs.Gary Richards wasted no time, putting the four-year-old colt...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RISING Sun Karate Academy's Lee-Michael Henry all but swept the 9-10 junior black belt division at the recent Homestead International Tournament in Miami, Florida, returning home with five of six possible gold medals.First Jamaica Zendo's Leopold...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MR UNIVERSE sent a clear warning at exercise last Wednesday. After cantering away from the winning post, the four-year-old chestnut colt blazed the last five furlongs in 59.4, a time none of his eight rivals might have been able to clock in an...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Apart from winning 41 medals - 12 gold, nine silver and 20 bronze - at this year's International Sport Karate and Kickboxing Association (ISKA) United States Open World Martial Arts Championships in Orlando, Florida, Jamaica was also a big hit off...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA's top pistol shooters and their international rivals go head-to-head today at the Jamaica Rifle Association's Mountain View headquarters after five exciting days of action in the 7th Pan Am Handgun Championship.With the main match out of the...

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