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Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

An apprentice jockey was among 35 persons who were evicted from Caymanas Park at the weekend for breaches of the COVID-19 protocols that have been implemented by Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment. A number of grooms, a father of a...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National striker Alex Marshall is now in Canada preparing to compete in the second season with his new club HFX Wanderers in the Canadian Premier League (CPL) competition which begins next month. Marshall, 21 years old, joined the Wanderers on a...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the cancellation of a number of basketball camps which usually serve as a platform for the country’s high school basketball players to secure scholarships to overseas universities, Paulton Gordon, president of the Jamaica Basketball...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following a lengthy two-hour meeting on Monday involving representatives from promoters Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) and United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA), the promoting company has decided to cut its planned...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A showdown is expected this afternoon between Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) and the United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA) as the latter seeks to have the promoting company reverse its decision to deduct $4.3...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Jockeys Guild President Shane Ellis says the standard of riding has declined significantly since the resumption of racing at Caymanas Park almost a month ago. A number of the jockeys have suffered minor falls at the track in recent weeks...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:36 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) increasing their sponsorship of both races by $800,000 each, there has been a reduction in the purse for this year’s 46th staging of the 1000 and 2000 Guineas. SVREL chairman...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) General Manager Denzil Wilks says the refurbishing of the National Basketball Courts, at Independence Park, is close to completion. “The basketball courts have been completed and the only thing that is...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says a scholarship, valued at $1.8 million, has been established to commemorate the 100th birthday of Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medallist, Arthur Wint. The scholarship will be awarded to a second-year...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sunshine Girl Jhaniele Fowler says the sudden rule change in the Suncorp Super Netball competition in Australia will not affect her game this season. The organisers announced the introduction of a two-goal ‘Super Shot’ in the final stages of...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having fully recovered from a right-hand wrist injury which kept him out of action for almost two months, national senior tennis player Jacob Bicknell says he is now ready to return to competitive action. The 21-year-old Bicknell, who is the...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having achieved her best finish in the saddle since she began riding almost two years ago, female apprentice jockey Tamicka Lawrence believes that she is now close to securing her first career win at Caymanas Park. Lawrence, who began riding in...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Boys’ Town FC head coach Andrew Price says the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the delay of the training compensation that the club is expected to receive from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi. This is for the signing of former Boys’ Town...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), through its parent company, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), has signed a letter of intent with South African company Intelligent Gaming, which will see local racing begin broadcast there....

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven believes that the absence of Jamaican T20 superstar Chris Gayle from this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a massive blow for the tournament. The 40-year-old told...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WITH THE disappointment of this year’s postponement of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships still etched in his mind, Don Wehby, group chief executive officer of GraceKennedy, says his organisation will be going all out to...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to increase its revenue, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), through its parent company Supreme Ventures Limited, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Chukka Adventure Tours, which will see tourists...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited Chairman Solomon Sharpe says he is expecting excitement on the resumption of racing at Caymanas Park, with 11 races today. Racing will take place at the park for the first time since March 21 after...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Clovis Metcalfe says that 95 per cent of racing personnel are now licensed and insured ahead of this weekend’s resumption of racing at Caymanas Park. Metcalf told The Gleaner that the licences and...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) chairman Solomon Sharpe is delighted that horse racing will resume on June 20. Sharpe told The Gleaner yesterday that Caymanas Park is in splendid condition and that Supreme Ventures...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the cancellation of the lucrative Diamond Mile and Governor’s Cup races now confirmed, veteran trainer Gary Subratie believes that he stands a great chance of winning this year’s trainers’ championship at Caymanas Park. The Superstakes,...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:02 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, Solomon Sharpe, yesterday confirmed to The Gleaner that this year’s Governor’s Cup race meet has been cancelled. Sharpe also confirmed that a decision will be taken on whether or not...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Veteran racehorse trainer Gary Subratie believes that he has a glorious opportunity to win his first Jamaica Derby this year. Subratie, who has been a trainer for over 20 years at Caymanas Park, will be banking on his three-year-old colt, WOW WOW,...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah says she has been working to maintain her mental and physical conditioning and is now looking forward to the start of competition, following a COVID-19 delayed season. As is the case with most...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has informed The Gleaner that there will be an increase in the cost to the rent the Independence Park Limited (IPL) sporting facilities across the country. The IPL facilities consist of the National Stadium...

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