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Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SARAH LEE used her finishing speed to run past a wall of horses, easily winning yesterday's five-furlong straight overnight allowance race at Caymanas Park.Caught behind speedier rivals for the first four furlongs, the four-year-old filly exploded...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MARQUESAS turned yesterday's Jamaica St Leger into a procession, making the same move he tried in last month's derby, only there was no DRONE STRIKE to catch him this time around.Sent on by Shane Ellis four and a half furlongs out after tracking...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CAMPESINO motored from last to first with veteran jockey Ian Spence to beat ARMAGEDDON by a head, scoring a mild 5-1 upset in yesterday's 1000-metre straight open allowance at Caymanas Park.Bumped at the start and tailed off for the first two...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Leading rider Anthony Thomas produced CHACE THE GREAT with a late spurt to collar 8-5 favourite SIEMPRE BUENO in yesterday's Reggae Trophy, winning consecutive feature races in as many days at Caymanas Park.The two-kilo claiming apprentice took his...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Female combined martial arts team leader Sheckema Cunningham of Future Leaders Karate, one of the stars of last year's International Sports Karate Association United States Open, was pulled from Jamaica's squad days before the team departed the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Philip Feanny has reaffirmed his confidence in female apprentice Mellisa Ward by rewarding her with a second ride aboard ever-improving MARVELLOUS MARVA in this afternoon's Owen Silvera Memorial at a mile, following her Labour Day victory with the...

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

Patrick Lynch, the reclusive trainer who used THE BOMBER to win the 2007 Jamaica Derby within a month of debuting, yesterday pulled off another giant-killing feat in the country's biggest race with 24-1 outsider DRONE STRIKE.Running for only the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

POKER STAR outclassed rivals in yesterday's 1200-metre overnight allowance sprint, virtually making all the running to beat late-closing SOY EL SENOR by a length and a half.The six-year-old bay gelding reproduced his recent exercise gallop to turn...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Robert Halledeen rode the perfect race aboard WILL IN CHARGE yesterday to turn back SEEKING MY DREAM in a stirring stretch duel, defying topweight 126lb to land the Chairman's Trophy at odds of 9-2.Super-fit and champing at the bit at exercise after...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 10:04 PMAinsley Walters

GUINEAS winner COMMANDER TWO yesterday dug in determinedly a furlong and a half out to repel a decent field of open allowance runners in his last run before the Jamaica Derby. The bay colt easily tracked fast opening splits of 23.3 and 46.3 for the...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Patrick Fong was among three trainers saddling two winners on yesterday's 11-race card including 4-1 chance WONG DON in the 1100-metre overnight allowance sprint.Partnered by leading rider Anthony Thomas, WONG DON split surprise leader BIMINI (9-1)...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta yesterday posted a stinging four-timer, including a sweep of the Lotto Classic Governor's Cup and Lotto Sprint with 5-1 shot DRUMMER BOY and Horse of the Year SHE'S A MANEATER, respectively.The 17-time champion trainer...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MR UNIVERSE yesterday served warning on the country's top sprinters, posting a fast 58.1 to win the 1000-metre straight G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial in convincing fashion.The speedy four-year-old colt made all the running in mid-track from...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 8:51 PMAinsley Walters

PATRICK LYNCH's versatile six-year-old, ANOTHER BULLET, defied topweight 57.0 kilos, at odds of 3-1, to beat late-closing LOTTERY TICKET by a length in yesterday's 1000-metre round open allowance. Refitted with a visor for the sharp...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Robert Pearson's giant killer, WILL IN CHARGE, yesterday claimed his biggest scalp yet, flooring Horse of the Year SHE'S A MANEATER in a gate-to-wire run in the 1820-metre Legal Light Trophy, clocking a stakes record 1:54.4.Having twice stopped...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DISABILITY CHARM yesterday turned back 2-1 favourite HONEY RYDA in the stretch run to land the 1000 Guineas by a length and three-quarter from late-closing LISI'S PEPSI, easily winning the season's first classic race.Sent off at odds of 7-2,...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRINI MAGIC produced a strong run along the rail inside the last half-furlong, nabbing even-money favourite EDDIE'S PRINCESS close to home in yesterday's Jamaica Jockeys' Guild feature race.Running at odds of 9-1 with non-claiming apprentice Linton...

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...

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