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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...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SUPER-fit CARTEL could complete a hat-trick of wins in this afternoon's War Zone Sprint, an 1100-metre Grade Three event, after completing back-to-back victories on Diamond Mile Day, clocking a decent 1:19.2 at 1300 metres.CARTEL won convincingly,...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

RICHARD AZAN's MONEY MAGNET had two big outings in grade one recently, November's Caribbean Sprint and the Diamond Mile, two weeks ago, races which should have the three-year-old filly cherry-ripe for this afternoon's open allowance, a rung down the...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRAINER Gary Subratie yesterday won both sections of the divided Jamaica Racehorse Trainers Association (JRTA) feature event with K D FLYER and PLEASANT SECRET, sharing top honours with title-chasing Anthony Nunes on the 11-race card.Subratie's...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRAINER Anthony Nunes is set to sweep this afternoon's feature races in his relentless pursuit to dethrone leader and reigning 16-time champion Wayne DaCosta.Nunes has four possible winners on the 11-race card as he looks to reduce a $6.1m deficit...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHE'S A MANEATER yesterday demolished her 14 rivals, BIGDADDYKOOL et al, to romp the $14.2 million Supreme Ventures Limited Diamond Mile by an astonishing six and a half lengths in near stakes-record time.However, the Triple Crown and Superstakes...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DIAMONDS are a girl's best friend, especially if she's a 'Maneater', unbeaten in her last eight races, gobbling up the boys and men in the Triple Crown and Superstakes, respectively.Having created history by handing Wayne DaCosta his first...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

PATRIARCH yesterday demolished his seven rivals in the 1400-metre Pick3 Super Challenge trophy race, a result made even more predictable with the withdrawal of his lone threat, ANOTHER VIGOROUS.Partnered by regular rider Dick Cardenas, Anthony Nunes...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ANOTHER VIGOROUS has trained really well for this afternoon's Pick-3 Super Challenge, but even at 1400 metres, still needs a horse to take PATRIARCH out of his comfort zone on the lead.Clearly the best two-year-olds seen so far this season,...

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