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Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LICI'S PEPSI yesterday improved on her recent Thornbird Stakes run, closing rapidly from off the pace to land the 1400-metre Monday Morning Trophy at odds of 12-1.Running nine pounds lighter than the 121lb she had carried in the March 17 Thornbird...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR used his class to prevail in a three-way photo, beating DONTAE and stablemate HOVER CRAFT yesterday in a driving finish for the 1820-metre Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy.Partnered by regular rider, champion jockey Omar Walker, the eight-...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 8:06 PMAinsley Walters

UPSETTERS stole the show yesterday, DISABILITY CHARM landing the Thornbird Stakes at odds of 5-1 and 32-1 longshot EL PROFESOR outfinishing 3-5 favourite ANOTHER VIGOROUS in the Prince Consort Stakes. DISABILITY CHARM returned minus the tongue tie...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 7:41 AMAinsley Walters

TRAINER Anthony Nunes' SIEMPRE BUENO has been handed what should be an easy victory in Wednesday’s sixth race, carrying 117lb in a 1000-metre straight open allowance event stacked with three of his stablemates. SIEMPRE BUENO will be...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 6:40 AMAinsley Walters

SUPER-fit ORPHEUS won his second consecutive race on Wednesday, stalking the leaders before taking charge at the top of the lane in the 1500-metre King' s Plate at Caymanas Park. Partnered by Shane Ellis for leading trainer Anthony Nunes,...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WILSON and BAND OF GOLD yesterday scored upset victories in the Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes, upstaging trainer Patrick Lynch's pair of DRONE STRIKE and DISABILITY CHARM in the 1200-metre events for three-year-olds.Richard Azan's WILSON broke...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

RICHARD Azan's progressive four-year-old filly, MONEY MAGNET, yesterday turned the tables on CHACE THE GREAT to win her first grade one race, running strongly against the rail to land the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Handicap at odds of 2-1.SIEMPRE...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHACE THE GREAT really came to hand last season, especially since fitted with a one-cup blinker by trainer Dwight Chen, and will be hard to beat in this afternoon's Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy at 1300 metres, even though coming off a two-month...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHAMPION apprentice Anthony Thomas notched two winners yesterday, including FORTUNEONEHUNDRED in the Millard Ziadie Memorial, to edge two clear of Shane Ellis atop the jockeys' table.Hunting back-to-back wins aboard FORTUNEONEHUNDRED among $350,000...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MONEY MAGNET yesterday overcame traffic problems in the stretch run to narrowly beat 11-1 outsider SHINING LIGHT, rescuing punters from what would have been a stunning upset in the 1200-metre open allowance event.With her main rival, SIEMPRE BUENO,...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ORPHEUS made light work of rivals in yesterday's 1400-metre Allan E. 'Billy' Williams Memorial Trophy, taking over from LIKE A LADY three furlongs out and romping to an easy five and a half length win.The five-year-old chestnut horse won...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHAMPION apprentice Anthony Thomas yesterday booted home a four-timer to join Panamanian Dick Cardenas atop the jockeys' standings on nine winners.Among Thomas's winners was 2-5 favourite MARVELLOUS MARVA aboard whom he produced a well-timed ride to...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHINING LIGHT stormed past the battling pair of LOOSE CANNON and POLLY B inside the last half-furlong to score an 8-1 upset at 1200 metres in the ninth race at Caymanas Park yesterday.Straightening fourth along the rail with jockey Aaron Chatrie,...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta and stable jockey Omar Walker, newly minted six-time top rider, appear set to pick up from exactly where they left off last October.After testing his wrist with a fourth-place effort on his first mount back in last...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Jamaica's combined martial arts team will open its new season at the January 27 Jamaica Taekwondo Academy Open with founder Jason McKay not on the group's roster of fighters for the first time in its 18-year history.McKay's semi-final loss to...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters

ZEPHYR produced a tremendous late charge yesterday to split SIEMPRE BUENO and even-money favourite MONEY MAGNET close home for a 7-1 upset victory in the 1100-metre St Catherine Cup.Vastly improved since the middle of last season, the five-year-old...

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:03 AMAinsley Walters

MONEY MAGNET could join SHE'S A MANEATER as the second four-year-old, ironically both fillies, to transition from last year's three-year-old classics to grade one, should she topple rivals in this afternoon's St Catherine Cup at 1100 metres.The...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

FAVOURITES dominated two of three feature races yesterday, while the 1300-metre New Year's Day Trophy was won by 5-2 chance DILIGENT, trained by Patrick Lynch, who had five winners on last week's Boxing Day programme.DILIGENT stormed through on the...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Vastly improved MARVELLOUS MARVA yesterday ran on in deep stretch to overhaul ORPHEUS in the Gladiator Trophy, powering home by a length and a half in the 1400-metre feature.Trained by Philip Feanny, the grey filly clocked 1:26.1 for the distance,...

Published:Saturday | December 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ORPHEUS should show his versatility in this afternoon's 1400-metre Gladiator Trophy, tackling a useful bunch, including ANOTHER BULLET as well as the up-in-class pair of BLUE DIXIE and MARVELLOUS MARVA - both strong winners last time out.Despite...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2017 | 12:54 AMAinsley Walters

ANTHONY Nunes’ unbeaten PATRIARCH will either win the Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes in his now familiar domineering fashion or suffer a major upset, should his odd exercise reports be taken on face value. In one...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Trainer Fitzroy Glispie's oldstager, TIMEFORARMS, yesterday used his back class and recent overnight allowance form to predictably trample $850,000 claimers at a mile, closing a two-timer for apprentice Anthony Thomas.Undaunted by his failure to...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SUPERSTAKES-winning apprentice Anthony Thomas looks set to light up the second half of this afternoon's 11-race card with possibly four winners, including a double for trainer Fitzroy Glispie - PAKMAN in the fifth and TIMEFORARMS in the 11th and...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TIMELY intervention by longtime New Year's Day sponsor and chief executive officer of resident security firm, Jason McKay, has brought early Christmas cheer to Caymanas Park, effectively averting what could have been industrial action by grooms.The...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CARTEL attacked BALAZO three furlongs out and repelled another Anthony Nunes runner, A. P. I ., to land yesterday's 1100-metre War Zone Sprint Trophy at generous odds of 6-1, completing a hat-trick of wins.Yesterday's victory was CARTEL's second...

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