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Stories by Ainsley Walters

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...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DEFENDING champions Calabar High School are basking in their fifth hold on the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association High School League, which they won 4-1 over St George's College.Calabar vice-principal Calvin Rowe presented team captain...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LIGHTNING LILY scored a determined 13-1 upset over Anthony Nunes' pair, BLUE TRADITION and DONTAE, winning yesterday's 1500-metre restricted stakes by a widening three and a quarter lengths.Conditioned by former champion trainer Philip Feanny,...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MARTIAL ARTIST Sheckema Cunningham departed the island yesterday, bound for the World Association of Kickboxing Association World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with eyes set on gold medals in continuous and points sparring.Cunningham, 32, won...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DOWN in class and going the minimum trip, not to mention a favoured rail draw at post-position one, and jockey Shane Ellis, who has the patience of Job, CRUCIAL APPEAL has most appeal in this afternoon's eighth race at 1000 metres.CRUCIAL APPEAL...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

BILINGUAL yesterday spoke one language - class - a near three-length win, after being eased close home by hot Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas in the one-mile Errol 'Big Sub' Subratie Memorial overnight allowance feature race.The 1000 Guineas and...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SIR BUDGET used superior speed, guided by a confident ride from hot claiming apprentice, Anthony Thomas, to easily win yesterday's open allowance sprint at Caymanas Park by just over a length.Returning to open allowance for the five-furlong round...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

The two hottest jocks at Caymanas Park, Panamanian Dick Cardenas and two-kilo claiming apprentice Anthony Thomas, are astride the favourites for this afternoon's open allowance at five furlongs round - DWAYNE STAR and SIR BUDGET, respectively....

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Olympian Kenneth Edwards recently signalled his intentions for selection to Jamaica's combined martial arts team by dominating the American Taekwondo Association Delaware 2017 Regional Tournament in Wilmington, Delaware.Canada-based Edwards not only...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

PANAMANIAN jockey Dick Cardenas booted home three winners in yesterday's, 10-race card, including SIEMPRE BUENO, in the 1200-metre Ahwhofah Trophy, maintaining his terrific strike rate since returning to Caymanas Park mid-September.The 2011 champion...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

A CLASSIC campaigner two years ago before going off on a lay-up from which he returned in May, five-year-old SIEMPRE BUENO hunts his first overnight allowance win against nine rivals in this afternoon's 1200-metre Ahwhofah Sprint. The chestnut horse...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

RACEHORSE grooms at Caymanas Park are agitating for a wage increase, restive after not having had a pay movement in three years on a disputed weekly income of $3,250 per horse, a seven-day-per-week job, grooms' president Fabian White told Racing...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

UNITED STATES-bred CHOO CHOO BLUE yesterday powered away from HOUDINI'S MAGIC and a winded CHACE THE GREAT, a half-furlong out, to score a convincing win in the $1.75 million Gold Cup.The four-year-old filly sat third in the cat bird seat down the...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHACE THE GREAT's climb to Grade One could not have come at a better time for the four-year-old gelding, coinciding with today's feature, the 1400-metre Gold Cup.Traditionally one of the epic races on the local calendar, attracting the best of Grade...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

PATRIARCH yesterday thwarted a strong stretch challenge from ANOTHER VIGOROUS to land the 1200-metre Cash Pot 'Only One For Me' Trophy, drawing first blood in the Supreme Ventures Limited Two-Year-Old Series.The speedy bay colt shot to the front...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

FLASHY two-year-olds PATRIARCH and ANOTHER VIGOROUS face off this afternoon in the 1200-metre Cash Pot Only One for Me Trophy race, the first leg of the $12m Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Two-Year-Old Series, a trilogy of races which ends with the...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHE'S A MANEATER yesterday made minced meat of ANOTHER BULLET, pouncing on the five-year-old colt at the top of the lane, after running four wide into the straight, and wasted no time in pulling away to land the 1500-metre Fontainbleu Trophy by...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRIPLE CROWN winner SHE'S A MANEATER will this afternoon prove whether she's a three-year-old bully or the real deal when she faces 10 open allowance horses, including five-year-old, ANOTHER BULLET, who she beat by four lengths at a mile in June...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LUIS Fonsi's 'Despacito', English translation, 'Slowly', may be the summer's hottest song but the Latin American visitor arrivals to Sandals Jamaica, courtesy of Copa Airlines, have been nothing but slow. In fact, according to Bruno Chaquio, the...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

BILINGUAL yesterday outclassed WESTERN WARRIOR in the stretch run to score an easy win at a mile, clocking 1:39.0 on her second race back from a near five-month lay-up.Beaten by speedy LOOSE CANNON at five and a half furlongs two weeks ago, on her...

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

BILINGUAL now has the distance in her favour - a mile - and should use her class to make amends in this afternoon's ninth race after losing to speedster LOOSE CANNON when returning off a near-five-month lay-up two weeks ago.Still in classic-distance...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

UNITED STATES-bred filly CHOO CHOO BLUE closed rapidly inside the last half-furlong to nail ANOTHER BULLET by a nose in sloppy conditions to land Wednesday's 1300-metre Saint Cecelia Cup at Caymanas Park..Partnered by in-form claiming apprentice...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHOO CHOO BLUE should be gifted a nice stalking pace in this afternoon's 1300-metre Saint Cecelia Trophy - nothing fast enough to take her off the bridle early, or too slow for the run-on horses to be a threat when she is unleashed by hot apprentice...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA'S nine athletes, seven high-schoolers and two late additions from the high-potential combined team, on Sunday mined seven gold among 15 medals at the 22nd anniversary of the International Taekwon-Do Federation New York Taekwon-Do Tournament...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters

BIGDADDYKOOL has a point to prove in this afternoon's 10-furlong Governor General's Stakes, sitting atop the handicaps with 57.0 kilos, renewing rivalry with WILL IN CHARGE, who used almost the same weight, 49.5 kilos, to beat him by a neck at the...

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