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Stories by Ainsley Walters

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,...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WESTERN WARRIOR made every post a winning one in yesterday's 1820-metre United Racehorse Trainers' Association trophy feature event, beating DONTAE by a length, finishing ahead of his rival for the third consecutive race.Lightweight jockey Wesley...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WESTERN WARRIOR's searing speed around the bends clearly separates him from his five rivals, all of whom will stay the distance but don't have the pace to beat him at 1820 metres in this afternoon's United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica (...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters

MR AMBASSADOR easily won yesterday's 1300-metre Cecil C. Charlton Memorial feature race, finishing almost four lengths ahead of 7-1 outsider DINNER BY SEVEN. Partnered by three-kilo claiming apprentice, Oneil Scott, MR AMBASSADOR went off as the...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

STORMING, an 82-1 upset winner on October 25, faces an old rival, MR AMBASSADOR, in this afternoon's Cecil C. Charlton Memorial at 1300 metres.MR AMBASSADOR beat STORMING, by almost four lengths, at 1200 metres on July 1. However, she was slowly...

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

SHE'S A MANEATER yesterday repelled a determined challenge from BIGDADDDYKOOL in the stretch run, handing Wayne DaCosta victory in the $3.5 million Burger King Superstakes - the missing jewel in a stellar career spanning 16 trainers' titles at...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WITH inclement weather forecast to affect the entire island today, riding tactics for this afternoon's $3.5m Burger King Superstakes will be crucial. More important, however, is which of the three fancied horses - SHE'S A MANEATER, BIGDADDYKOOL, and...

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