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Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION apprentice Oshane Nugent produced a textbook stalking ride, piloting 3-2 chance FATHER PATRICK to a second straight win in landing yesterday’s six-furlong St Catherine Cup. Reporting off a strong victory at seven furlongs among overnight...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PUNTERS were left in the dark yesterday and will start today’s 11-race card no better off, as the jockeys’ championship battle between Dane Nelson and Anthony Thomas has seemingly been thrown into a stalemate. Locked on 84 winners apiece entering...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

DANE Nelson yesterday moved within a hair’s breadth of Anthony Thomas, booting home a four-timer, reducing his rival’s lead to one atop the jockeys’ standings, with three meets to close the season. Thomas had no answer to Nelson’s onslaught, which...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY skirted Eros’ six-and-a-half furlong track record yesterday, clocking 1:16.1, to get within three-fifths of a second of the 27-year mark set by the country’s greatest sprinter ever. Returning off a six-week break and reverting to middle-...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta’s colt, TOMOHAWK, despite his lack of pace, could be a real threat to the filly, ANOTHER AFFAIR, should the pace collapse in this afternoon’s nine-furlong and 25-yard Restricted Stakes. Running at 111lb, TOMOHAWK, who won at the...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

SIR ALTON’s disqualification in yesterday’s open allowance/graded stakes cost title-chasing Wayne DaCosta approximately $700,000 and a chance to grab the trainers’ championship lead from title-holder Anthony Nunes. In a dramatic finish to the $2...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:27 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TITLE-chasing Dane Nelson, booted home three winners yesterday, slashing Anthony Thomas’ lead atop the jockeys’ standings to four, while helping champion trainer Anthony Nunes extend his stakes advantage over Wayne DaCosta. Nelson won aboard two...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ROY ROGERS revelled in the slop, defying near topweight to repel JAMAI RAJA before running away with yesterday’s Kenneth Mattis Memorial at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Partnered by claiming apprentice, Raddesh Roman, ROY ROGERS battled JAMAI RAJA...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR started the day as a non-winner-of-three races and went home as the 18-1 Jamaica Derby winner, scoring a thrilling half-length win over St Leger winner, NIPSTER, and the game filly, ANOTHER AFFAIR. WOW WOW, the 9-5 favourite, and St...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

DEEP BLUE SEA’s party, three wins in his last four starts, should be crashed by seasoned non-winner-of-four campaigner, FORMAL FASHION, in today's seventh race at five and a half furlongs. Speedy DEEP BLUE SEA has been all the rage since her...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LEADING rider, Anthony Thomas, and trainer Wayne DaCosta are expected to continue their rich vein of form this afternoon with SIR ALTON set to easily brush aside overnight allowance runners in the closing event. The hot duo combined yesterday for...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:39 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ALEXA’S LODGE benefitted from six-time champion jockey Omar Walker’s peach of a ride and numerous traffic problems suffered by third-past-the-post, AWESOME TREASURE, to land yesterday’s Miracle Cure Sprint by a thrilling short head. Speedy PRINCESS...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s six-furlong Ronron trophy is a neutral battleground for SIR ALTON and EROY to renew rivalry. The foreigners met as two-year-olds last December at five furlongs straight, EROY a disqualified winner on his November 8 debut, at six...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TOP three-year-olds NIPSTER, GREEN GOLD RUSH and DOUBLE CROWN – face off this afternoon at nine furlongs and 25 yards in the Royal Dad Trophy after finishing within a half-length of each other behind EROY at a mile on August 15. A warm pace is...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2020 | 1:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ABOVE AND BEYOND yesterday wore down a game ANOTHER AFFAIR to land the Jamaica Oaks, crowning a bumper day for trainer Anthony Nunes and leading rider, Dane Nelson. Always a two-horse affair between 1000 Guineas winner, ABOVE AND BEYOND, and runner...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:37 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PATRIARCH used his blinding speed to coast unmolested into the lane, before quickening away, and stayed on strongly for a three-quarter length win ahead of CHACE THE GREAT in yesterday’s open allowance sprint at Caymanas Park. Friday’s showers had...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THE SKIES opened yesterday and lightning struck the same horse, JON MARSHALL, for the second time in 17 months at Caymanas Park after its rider, apprentice Anthony Allen, was found with what sources said appeared to be an electrical device inside...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WITH little to choose between WOW WOW and MAHOGANY, sharing 14 consecutive victories, reinsmanship could make the difference in this afternoon’s 2000 Guineas at a mile. Robert Halledeen is a forceful rider and will try stealing a march with WOW WOW...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2020 | 12:37 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Anthony Nunes yesterday saddled his second two-timer in as many meets at Caymanas Park, watching super-fit UNIVERSAL BOSS chase down rivals at five furlongs straight, and GRAYDON staging a mighty last half-furlong rally to...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PRINCESS AVA returns off a near seven-month lay-up, going a mile today, facing SENTIENT, who she had humbled on December 14. However, SENTIENT was afterwards fitted with a visor and romped three consecutive races, a win streak interrupted by TOONA...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:28 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW, unbeaten in his last nine races, warms up for the 2000 Guineas this afternoon at six and a half furlings, the distance at which he posted a fast 1:18.2 in February before the forced COVID-19 break. Champion two-year-old last season, WOW...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY WENT by 1-2 favourite ENGLAND’S ROSE three furlongs out, then dismissed SHE’S A HIT early in the stretch run yesterday to solidify his claim as the most improved three-year-old in training, chalking up a fourth straight win and firing...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT, the 2018 Caribbean Sprint champion, the oldest runner in yesterday’s non-restricted overnight allowance Sprint, used what little class he had left at age seven to outrun 7-5 favourite, GOD OF LOVE, and hold off fast-finishing UNCLE...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:42 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ABOVE AND BEYOND firmly staked her claim as the favourite for next month’s 1000 Guineas, easily flooring Gary Subratie’s colt, NIPSTER, at a mile in Race 3 of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission/Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:43 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PROHIBITIVE favourites, NIPSTER and ENGLAND’S ROSE, running at odds of 2-5 and 1-9, respectively, yesterday made short work of rivals to land the Hot Line and Sir Howard Stakes, six-furlong prep races for April’s Guineas classics. Hemmed in along...

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