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Stories by Ainsley Walters

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...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SARAH LEE used her finishing speed to run past a wall of horses, easily winning yesterday's five-furlong straight overnight allowance race at Caymanas Park.Caught behind speedier rivals for the first four furlongs, the four-year-old filly exploded...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MARQUESAS turned yesterday's Jamaica St Leger into a procession, making the same move he tried in last month's derby, only there was no DRONE STRIKE to catch him this time around.Sent on by Shane Ellis four and a half furlongs out after tracking...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CAMPESINO motored from last to first with veteran jockey Ian Spence to beat ARMAGEDDON by a head, scoring a mild 5-1 upset in yesterday's 1000-metre straight open allowance at Caymanas Park.Bumped at the start and tailed off for the first two...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Leading rider Anthony Thomas produced CHACE THE GREAT with a late spurt to collar 8-5 favourite SIEMPRE BUENO in yesterday's Reggae Trophy, winning consecutive feature races in as many days at Caymanas Park.The two-kilo claiming apprentice took his...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Female combined martial arts team leader Sheckema Cunningham of Future Leaders Karate, one of the stars of last year's International Sports Karate Association United States Open, was pulled from Jamaica's squad days before the team departed the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Philip Feanny has reaffirmed his confidence in female apprentice Mellisa Ward by rewarding her with a second ride aboard ever-improving MARVELLOUS MARVA in this afternoon's Owen Silvera Memorial at a mile, following her Labour Day victory with the...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Patrick Lynch, the reclusive trainer who used THE BOMBER to win the 2007 Jamaica Derby within a month of debuting, yesterday pulled off another giant-killing feat in the country's biggest race with 24-1 outsider DRONE STRIKE.Running for only the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

POKER STAR outclassed rivals in yesterday's 1200-metre overnight allowance sprint, virtually making all the running to beat late-closing SOY EL SENOR by a length and a half.The six-year-old bay gelding reproduced his recent exercise gallop to turn...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Robert Halledeen rode the perfect race aboard WILL IN CHARGE yesterday to turn back SEEKING MY DREAM in a stirring stretch duel, defying topweight 126lb to land the Chairman's Trophy at odds of 9-2.Super-fit and champing at the bit at exercise after...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 10:04 PMAinsley Walters

GUINEAS winner COMMANDER TWO yesterday dug in determinedly a furlong and a half out to repel a decent field of open allowance runners in his last run before the Jamaica Derby. The bay colt easily tracked fast opening splits of 23.3 and 46.3 for the...

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