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Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:37 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

EL PROFESOR is up against the weakest field he has faced in, certainly, the last four months, probably longer, and should defy topweight with Trevor Simpson to put away a hodgepodge line-up, almost a half of which doesn’t belong in the event,...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Ian Parsard yesterday fired two warning shots in the direction of WOW WOW, last year’s champion two-year-old and winter-book favourite for this season’s classics, sending out debutant DOUBLE CROWN and MAHOGANY to post impressive seven-...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

IMPROVING claiming apprentice, Anthony Allen, rode his first two-timer at Caymanas Park yesterday, taking his career tally to eight winners, four this season, after enduring a torrid first year in the saddle. Allen, whose nine-pound weight...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:58 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ROHAN KABIR, running at odds of 8-1, yesterday closed a two-timer for champion trainer Anthony Nunes, upstaging his stablemates, 1-2 favourite BIGBANG and UNIVERSAL BOSS, in the City of Kingston Centenary Cup at a mile. Acquired by Nunes from...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:53 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

DUNROBIN ran 3-5 favourite, AMERICAN INVADER, off the lead and quickened a furlong out to hold ANASO at bay in yesterday’s five-and-a-half furlongs overnight allowance sprint at Caymanas Park. Co-owned by Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:57 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

APPRENTICE Christopher Mamdeen yesterday used 7-2 chance GOD OF LOVE to outbattle Canada-based Dane Nelson aboard hot favourite, PRINCE CHARLES, completing a two-timer on the 11-race card, applying finishing touches to the jockeys’ championship....

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:56 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CANADA-based jockey Dane Nelson won a half of yesterday’s 10 races, three for all-but-crowned champion trainer, Anthony Nunes, including 2-1 chance PRINCESS AVA, who upstaged 3-5 favourite, SENTIENT, in the Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial at a...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:45 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes’ EXHILARATE yesterday scored an 11-1 upset victory in the seven-furlong Gladiator Trophy, stunning rivals, including stablemate TOONA CILIATA, the overwhelming 1-9 favourite, and tough-as-nails SUPERLUMINAL, who won...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 7:04 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie’s WOW WOW clocked a brilliant stakes record 1:24.4 in yesterday’s seven-furlong Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy, lowering the 1:25.1 mark held jointly by Therealstream and Princess Popstar, who was voted 2013 Horse of the Year...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:47 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

MR UNIVERSE’s job was made easier when Anthony Nunes’ filly, EXHILARATE, uncharacteristically missed the break, enabling champion trainer Wayne DaCosta to close the exacta with LADY BLUE in yesterday’s open-allowance sprint at five and a half...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:48 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER dismissed stablemate STRANGER DANGER and rival Anthony Nunes’ TOONA CILIATA from three furlongs out to score a three-length victory in yesterday’s Diamond Mile, clocking a stakes record 1:35.1, handing trainer Wayne DaCosta his...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:45 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PRINCE CHARLES yesterday rescued what would have been a miserable week for Anthony Nunes, running past TREVOR’S CHOICE a half-furlong out to keep the leading trainer $11 million clear of champion Wayne DaCosta ahead of Diamond Mile weekend. K J...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:48 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW again annihilated the opposition, romping the Cash Pot Trophy for a fifth straight win, landing yesterday’s first leg of the three-race Supreme Ventures Limited Two-Year-Old Series, unchallenged, by eight lengths, ahead of TOMOHAWK....

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:27 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s Richard Stone made history on Friday evening at the Neptune Stadium in Cork City, Ireland, completing back-to-back and a third double-gold performance at an International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) Amateur Members Association...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LEADING owners Carlton Watson and Michael Bernard, who campaign horses under the nom de plume Michros, continued their rivalry on yesterday’s 10-race card in an owners’ championship battle, which remains closely contested with two and a half months...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ENGLAND’S ROSE left the gate like a bullet but stopped as if shot when challenged by WOW WOW two and a half furlongs out, almost finishing third as the 1-9 favourite behind the colt in yesterday’s Bearings...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:37 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

STRANGER DANGER was only asked to run the last two furlongs of yesterday’s Governor General’s Stakes but still clocked a fast 2:06.4, dismissing top handicapper BIGDADDYKOOL and his stablemates by five and a quarter lengths at Caymanas Park....

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:35 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER made short work of her only real rival, ANOTHER BULLET, in yesterday’s Gold Cup, searing to the lead four furlongs out before moving clear to win by seven and a quarter lengths at Caymanas Park. Pushed out by Omar Walker, the 2017...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

EXPECTATIONS of another smashing performance from United States-bred SPARKLE DIAMOND, unbeaten in his three previous races, were quashed yesterday when the chestnut gelding reared in the gate and was scratched from the Caymanas Anniversary feature...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:49 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

STRANGER DANGER issued a Gold Cup warning to all and sundry yesterday, getting within a second and a fifth of Sky Train’s seven and a half furlong track record, which has stood since 1983, one of the oldest at Caymanas Park. Prepping for the August...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

BIGDADDYKOOL easily outclassed a field stacked with his stablemates, dismissing his lone challenger, SUPERLUMINAL, the victim of a relay leg run by HOUDINI’S MAGIC, to romp yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Stakes by six lengths. Prepping for November’s...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Leading rider, apprentice Christopher Mamdeen returned to form with a vengeance yesterday, booting home a three-timer on the 10-race card, including a chance ride aboard DONTAE in the Kenneth Mattis Memorial at 10 furlongs. Absent from the winners...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY NUNES not only won his first Triple Crown with SUPREME SOUL, he saddled the first four past the post, relegating much-touted SENTIENT to fifth in the nine-horse field. Despite swirling concerns regarding his well-being, SUPREME SOUL dug in...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:42 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TOTING 126lb like a colt, SHE’S A MANEATER fought off lightweight ANOTHER BULLET yesterday, scoring her 21st win from 27 starts, her fourth from five outings this season. The five-year-old supermare stalked the pace being set by HOUDINI’S MAGIC and...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

EXHILARATE, the second-longest shot on the board, yesterday stunned rivals, winning by five lengths at odds of 25-1, outsprinting 1-9 favourite CHACE THE GREAT, who weakened into fourth place after being burnt on the lead at 1000 metres straight....

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