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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...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:40 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

SENTIENT won his third straight race, one of two winners for trainer Gary Subratie, on yesterday’s 11-race card. Racing the clock at a mile, the Superstakes and Diamond Mile-placed runner was so out-of-class that he was able to lead from start to...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:40 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW, last year’s champion two-year-old, easily won on his three-year-old debut yesterday leading home NIPSTER and stablemate ANOTHER AFFAIR to record his ninth straight win from 10 starts. Ameth Robles was his usual no-frills self aboard WOW...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:37 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie yesterday saddled three winners, including back-to-back victories at five furlongs straight, CLEOPATRA’S CHILD and BOLD AFLAIR in the eighth and ninth races, respectively. Subratie closed the 11-race card and his three-timer...

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....

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