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Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ANOTHER BULLET yesterday defied topweight 126lb with Barbadian jockey Simon Husbands to turn the tables on third-place ANOTHER VIGOROUS in the St Catherine Cup at five and a half furlongs.After a scrappy start and first furlong, which later prompted...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Horse racing resumed on a sour note at Caymanas Park yesterday when reports surfaced midway the 10-race card that a rider had caught at the gate with what is commonly referred to as a 'battery'.The rider was allegedly found with what appeared to be...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

RETURNING at six and a half furlongs, facing four runners she had behind her at a mile, plus a pair of five-year-olds, Philip Feanny's MY SUPER GIRL should get punters off to a flying start in the opening event for 2019, the New Year's Day Trophy at...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

STRANGER DANGER won yesterday's Sweet Ruckus Trophy by 16 lengths, putting the lid on an 18th trainers' title for Wayne DaCosta at Caymanas Park.DaCosta, who started the day $1.57 million clear of Anthony Nunes, opened the 11-race card with...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Reigning 17-time champion Wayne DaCosta turned on the thrills at Caymanas Park yesterday, dominating the 11-race card with five winners to overtake and shoot $1.47 million clear of Anthony Nunes with two racedays remaining in their gripping battle...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHE'S A MANEATER flipped on the turbo a half-furlong out to collar CHACE THE GREAT in yesterday's 1100-metre graded-stakes sprint, earning $709,800 for champion Wayne DaCosta, slashing Anthony Nunes' lead to $130,000 atop the trainers' championship....

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Anthony Nunes remained on course yesterday to snap Wayne DaCosta's 12-year reign at Caymanas Park, responding to his rival's double with a three-timer, extending his stakes lead to $1.56 million over the 17-time champion trainer.Starting the day...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

High drama marked yesterday's Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park as the defending champion and favourite, SHE'S A MANEATER, was declared a late non-starter after bolting prior to the start.Afterwards, the connections of the winner, WILL IN CHARGE, had to...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Anthony Nunes yesterday scraped $1.96 million off Wayne DaCosta's lead with CORAZON's victory in the Pick3 Super Challenge, but the champion trainer earned $655,400 for second in the event with LADY BLUE then won the co-feature with MR UNIVERSE,...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

A determined Anthony Nunes, for the second consecutive racemeet, notched a double to reduce Wayne DaCosta's lead to pre-Superstakes level, a $2.8 million deficit, wiping out the bankroll SHE'S A MANEATER brought in for the champion trainer with her...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

"She is one of the greatest horses to have run at Caymanas Park," champion trainer Wayne DaCosta declared yesterday after SHE'S A MANEATER rallied in deep stretch to beat WILL IN CHARGE by a short head in one of the most thrilling Superstakes...

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

GARRINCHA flew home along the rail with Aaron Chatrie inside the last quarter-furlong to nail KJ EXPRESS stealing home, denying the title-chasing combination of trainer Anthony Nunes and jockey Dick Cardenas a second winner on yesterday's 10-race...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Dick Cardenas appeared to briefly toy with the idea of tapping PATRIARCH with the whip a furlong out in yesterday's six-furlong Ahwhofah Sprint. However, that would have been a waste of energy aboard a horse literally winning on a canter.PATRIARCH...

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

WILL IN CHARGE yesterday ran the second-fastest Gold Cup time ever to floor Horse of The Year SHE'S A MANEATER by four lengths, clocking 1:23.1, two-fifths of a second off EROS' 24-year track record.The big chestnut horse raced third down the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas yesterday felt the thrill of victory - five consecutive winners - before the agony of defeat floored him in the stewards' room, disqualification aboard Anthony Nunes' NECROMANCER, which denied the 2011 champion jockey...

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

TOP SHELF yesterday stunned the favourites at odds of 30-1 in the Cash Pot Trophy for two-year-olds, and six-time champion jockey Omar Walker attained his 1,000th winner locally with a three-timer, reaching his milestone with a thrilling finish...

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

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR again proved himself one of the most consistent two-turn horses in training, swooping down on SUPERLUMINAL at the top of the straight and powering home in yesterday's 10-furlong Governor General's Stakes.Sent off as the even-money...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 7:52 PMAinsley Walters

DYSFUNCTIONAL yesterday scored an almost effortless victory over up-in-class HONEY RYDA at six and a half furlongs, albeit allowing the three-year-old filly 14lb, confirming his overnight-allowance superiority. Partnered by Omar Walker for champion...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Hall & Oates said it all in the chorus of their 1982 Billboard Hot 100 number-one song: 'Watch out boy, she'll chew you up, (Oh here she comes), She's a maneater'...

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

The St Catherine South police are basking in the quality of cases they have put together in recent months, which have resulted in multiple convictions.Head of the division, Senior Superintendent Clive Blair, told The Sunday Gleaner that there has...

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

Two-kilo claiming apprentice, Oneil Scott, yesterday rode the first three-timer of his career, three weeks before time runs out on him and his batchmates, whose weight allowances expire on September 26.Scott, who won astride LAGUNA POINT on Sunday,...

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

Anthony Nunes' SOTOMAYOR and Gary Subratie's United States importee HILLY'S HALO are bankers in their respective sections of this afternoon's divided seven-furlong open allowance.HILLY'S HALO should easily make it four in a row in division two,...

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

PEKING CRUZ took on SIR BUDGET in a speed blitz and left his older rival standing at the top of the lane to easily win yesterday's five-and-a-half furlongs overnight allowance sprint.Partnered by Panamanian Dick Cardenas, three-year-old PEKING CRUZ...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas upstaged leading rider Anthony Thomas yesterday, logging a hat-trick of winners, including SUPER SPARKLE, who turned the tables on MY ELLE BELLE in a gate-to-wire victory.Cardenas, a two-time champion jockey at...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LATE-CLOSING United States-bred filly, Spencer Chung's MY ELLE BELLE, should again prove too strong for her compatriot, SUPER SPARKLE, this afternoon at eight and a half furlongs after outstaying her going a furlong shorter in March to register her...

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