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Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ACKEEM Lawrence has been thrown head-first into the lion’s den for next week’s US Open International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) World Martial Arts Championships, starting on July 3 in Orlando, Florida. Appointed captain of Jamaica’s combined...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:48 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

APPRENTICE Kiaman McGregor denied himself a three-timer on yesterday’s 10-race card in bizarre circumstances, bailing off ABOGADO near the winning post in the sixth race at three furlongs straight. After opening his account in the fourth race...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony notched a pair of exactas yesterday to push his earnings past $13m over perennial rival, reigning 17-time champion Wayne DaCosta. Nunes’ Jamaica Oaks runners-up, PRINCESS AVA and I AM DI ONE, won their respective route...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:37 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ZEPHYR, a 21-1 longshot, stunned punters in yesterday’s six-furlong Ahwhofah Sprint, desperately hanging on by a half-length from fast-finishing 5-2 second-favourite, LOTTERY TICKET, a gate-to-wire victory from post-position 16. ZEPHYR, a six-year-...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

IN a stretch duel reminiscent of last year’s thrilling Superstakes finish, SHE’S A MANEATER again got the nod, this time by a neck, on old rival WILL IN CHARGE in the Legal Light Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Almost rubbing shoulders...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:46 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta and jockey Philip Parchment sprung another surprise yesterday, following their Jamaica Oaks victory last Saturday, combining to strike with UNCLE FRANK at odds of 13-1, crashing bets in the night pan of the marathon...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:37 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

RUN THATCHER RUN turned back a determined challenge from United States-bred six-year-old SARATOGA SIGHT and a late flurry from rail-running MASTER OF HALL, passing his 2000 Guineas test by a neck in a driving finish. Out for the second time in a...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:35 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

RUN THATCHER RUN did just enough to get by on his return to the races yesterday, three weeks ahead of the 2000 Guineas, chasing and collaring nine-year-old speedster, CRUCIAL APPEAL, early in the stretch run, to score a workman-like victory at six...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Six-time champion jockey Omar Walker surged to the top of the jockeys’ standings yesterday with a three-timer, including an enterprising ride aboard Wayne DaCosta’s LADY BLUE in the Thornbird Stakes, turning the tables on Anthony Nunes’ 4-5...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

SIX-time former champion jockey Omar Walker yesterday rode a tactically brilliant race aboard SUPERLUMINAL to land the King’s Plate, taking speedy filly NUCLEAR FLIGHT out of her game down the backstretch before powering home by two lengths to...

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