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Stories by Ainsley Walters

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

RICHARD AZAN's MONEY MAGNET had two big outings in grade one recently, November's Caribbean Sprint and the Diamond Mile, two weeks ago, races which should have the three-year-old filly cherry-ripe for this afternoon's open allowance, a rung down the...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRAINER Gary Subratie yesterday won both sections of the divided Jamaica Racehorse Trainers Association (JRTA) feature event with K D FLYER and PLEASANT SECRET, sharing top honours with title-chasing Anthony Nunes on the 11-race card.Subratie's...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRAINER Anthony Nunes is set to sweep this afternoon's feature races in his relentless pursuit to dethrone leader and reigning 16-time champion Wayne DaCosta.Nunes has four possible winners on the 11-race card as he looks to reduce a $6.1m deficit...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHE'S A MANEATER yesterday demolished her 14 rivals, BIGDADDYKOOL et al, to romp the $14.2 million Supreme Ventures Limited Diamond Mile by an astonishing six and a half lengths in near stakes-record time.However, the Triple Crown and Superstakes...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DIAMONDS are a girl's best friend, especially if she's a 'Maneater', unbeaten in her last eight races, gobbling up the boys and men in the Triple Crown and Superstakes, respectively.Having created history by handing Wayne DaCosta his first...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

PATRIARCH yesterday demolished his seven rivals in the 1400-metre Pick3 Super Challenge trophy race, a result made even more predictable with the withdrawal of his lone threat, ANOTHER VIGOROUS.Partnered by regular rider Dick Cardenas, Anthony Nunes...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ANOTHER VIGOROUS has trained really well for this afternoon's Pick-3 Super Challenge, but even at 1400 metres, still needs a horse to take PATRIARCH out of his comfort zone on the lead.Clearly the best two-year-olds seen so far this season,...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WESTERN WARRIOR made every post a winning one in yesterday's 1820-metre United Racehorse Trainers' Association trophy feature event, beating DONTAE by a length, finishing ahead of his rival for the third consecutive race.Lightweight jockey Wesley...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WESTERN WARRIOR's searing speed around the bends clearly separates him from his five rivals, all of whom will stay the distance but don't have the pace to beat him at 1820 metres in this afternoon's United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica (...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters

MR AMBASSADOR easily won yesterday's 1300-metre Cecil C. Charlton Memorial feature race, finishing almost four lengths ahead of 7-1 outsider DINNER BY SEVEN. Partnered by three-kilo claiming apprentice, Oneil Scott, MR AMBASSADOR went off as the...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

STORMING, an 82-1 upset winner on October 25, faces an old rival, MR AMBASSADOR, in this afternoon's Cecil C. Charlton Memorial at 1300 metres.MR AMBASSADOR beat STORMING, by almost four lengths, at 1200 metres on July 1. However, she was slowly...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHE'S A MANEATER yesterday repelled a determined challenge from BIGDADDDYKOOL in the stretch run, handing Wayne DaCosta victory in the $3.5 million Burger King Superstakes - the missing jewel in a stellar career spanning 16 trainers' titles at...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WITH inclement weather forecast to affect the entire island today, riding tactics for this afternoon's $3.5m Burger King Superstakes will be crucial. More important, however, is which of the three fancied horses - SHE'S A MANEATER, BIGDADDYKOOL, and...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DEFENDING champions Calabar High School are basking in their fifth hold on the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association High School League, which they won 4-1 over St George's College.Calabar vice-principal Calvin Rowe presented team captain...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LIGHTNING LILY scored a determined 13-1 upset over Anthony Nunes' pair, BLUE TRADITION and DONTAE, winning yesterday's 1500-metre restricted stakes by a widening three and a quarter lengths.Conditioned by former champion trainer Philip Feanny,...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MARTIAL ARTIST Sheckema Cunningham departed the island yesterday, bound for the World Association of Kickboxing Association World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with eyes set on gold medals in continuous and points sparring.Cunningham, 32, won...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DOWN in class and going the minimum trip, not to mention a favoured rail draw at post-position one, and jockey Shane Ellis, who has the patience of Job, CRUCIAL APPEAL has most appeal in this afternoon's eighth race at 1000 metres.CRUCIAL APPEAL...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

BILINGUAL yesterday spoke one language - class - a near three-length win, after being eased close home by hot Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas in the one-mile Errol 'Big Sub' Subratie Memorial overnight allowance feature race.The 1000 Guineas and...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SIR BUDGET used superior speed, guided by a confident ride from hot claiming apprentice, Anthony Thomas, to easily win yesterday's open allowance sprint at Caymanas Park by just over a length.Returning to open allowance for the five-furlong round...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

The two hottest jocks at Caymanas Park, Panamanian Dick Cardenas and two-kilo claiming apprentice Anthony Thomas, are astride the favourites for this afternoon's open allowance at five furlongs round - DWAYNE STAR and SIR BUDGET, respectively....

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Olympian Kenneth Edwards recently signalled his intentions for selection to Jamaica's combined martial arts team by dominating the American Taekwondo Association Delaware 2017 Regional Tournament in Wilmington, Delaware.Canada-based Edwards not only...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

PANAMANIAN jockey Dick Cardenas booted home three winners in yesterday's, 10-race card, including SIEMPRE BUENO, in the 1200-metre Ahwhofah Trophy, maintaining his terrific strike rate since returning to Caymanas Park mid-September.The 2011 champion...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

A CLASSIC campaigner two years ago before going off on a lay-up from which he returned in May, five-year-old SIEMPRE BUENO hunts his first overnight allowance win against nine rivals in this afternoon's 1200-metre Ahwhofah Sprint. The chestnut horse...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

RACEHORSE grooms at Caymanas Park are agitating for a wage increase, restive after not having had a pay movement in three years on a disputed weekly income of $3,250 per horse, a seven-day-per-week job, grooms' president Fabian White told Racing...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

UNITED STATES-bred CHOO CHOO BLUE yesterday powered away from HOUDINI'S MAGIC and a winded CHACE THE GREAT, a half-furlong out, to score a convincing win in the $1.75 million Gold Cup.The four-year-old filly sat third in the cat bird seat down the...

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