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

PHIL UNDERWOOD from Alabama, United States, is exactly the kind of visitor that Sandals hopes to score a hole-in-one with as the resort yesterday teed off its 15th annual USA Travel Agent Golf Tournament at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St...

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

A talented squad of Jamaican high-school martial artists, led by Calabar's Tye McKay, depart the island this morning for tomorrow's 22nd Anniversary of the International Taekwon-Do Federation New York Taekwon-Do Tournament at the Fitzgerald...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SUPERLUMINAL yesterday fought off TIMEFORARMS from three furlongs out to win the 10-furlong Kenneth Mattis Memorial in a thrilling finish, holding on grimly to score by three quarters of a length at odds of 5-2.Carrying topweight 56.0 kilos in the...

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

TIMEFORARMS faces twin threats from Wayne DaCosta's camp, IAN LINKS and HOVER CRAFT, but looks rather appealing at 52.0 kilos, coming off a good mile last month.Fitzroy Glispie has kept eight-year-old warrior TIMEFORARMS in good shape, always a...

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

CLAIMING apprentice Anthony Thomas won his seventh race in two racemeets yesterday, booting home a three-timer, including CHACE THE GREAT, in the 1200-metre None Such Sprint feature event.The in-demand two-kilo claimer followed up on his four-timer...

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

CAMPESINO, burdened with joint topweight 57.0 kilos, has the pace nicely set up for him in this afternoon's 1200-metre None Such Sprint.At the handicaps, CAMPESINO has a six-pound swing on HOUDINI'S MAGIC, who beat him by three and a quarter lengths...

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

LONG-SUFFERING backers of Gary Subratie's United States importee, BRAWN, finally got their payday yesterday when the stubborn bay gelding left the gate clean enough to win the 1820-metre Nigel B. NunesMemorial feature race.Having raced as recent as...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CHACE THE GREAT yesterday turned the tables on his rivals to make all the running in the 1300-metre Seek Exercise Book Trophy race, rebounding from a fifth-place finish in the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Trophy race earlier this...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ANOTHER BULLET suffered from the dreaded one hole in the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy, tailed off and wide down the backstretch after a scrappy start, whereas CHOO CHOO BLUE, who beat him by a half-length, enjoyed a copybook trip...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

IN-DEMAND three-kilo claiming apprentice Anthony Thomas yesterday booted home a three-timer, including 9-5 favourite WONG DON in the O...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WONG DON has settled down nicely as a middle-distance runner and should have this afternoon's O...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LUNAR ROCKET had to fight for every cent of the $409,500 winner's purse of yesterday's fifth race, rallying strongly on the inside to regain the lead from SIMPLY THE BEST a half-furlong out.Sent off as the 3-5 favourite at five-and-a-half furlongs...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LUNAR ROCKET should this afternoon make amends for her narrow loss to FRANCIA'S PRIDE on Saturday when she ambitiously went out of her distance, seven furlongs, and was beaten by a neck at the wire.The speedy filly returns quickly, going a furlong-...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRAINER Gary Subratie has three runners in this afternoon's open allowance at 1500 metres - BRAWN, AWESOME DESTINY and BLUE DIXIE - gunning for the major slice of the $1.15m purse.Whereas Subratie might have numbers on his side in the eight-horse...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

The country's best two-turn horses, BIGDADDYKOOL and PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, meet at 10 furlongs for the first time since last November's Superstakes, locking horns in this afternoon's Prime Minister's Stakes.They are joined in the route race by Great...

Published:Saturday | August 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SUBBIE should be a good thing in this afternoon's Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association feature race at 1400 metres after placing sixth when last out, the July 15 St Leger, finishing a length-and-three-quarter behind fifth-place THORNHILL...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

GOLD Cup winner BUZZ NIGHTMARE returns from a near eight-month lay-up in this afternoon's 1100-metre Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission trophy, reporting down in class among open-allowance rivals.The speedy five-year-old h races for the first...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Trevor Webb Sr, head of the Jamaica Taekwon-do Academy (JTA), has called for the intervention of new Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President, Christopher Samuda to address what he has described as a disregard of local talent by the World Taekwon-do...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CAMPESINO returned to the winners' enclosure yesterday, turning the tables on TALENTED TONY K, who led and weakened into last place in the 1000-metre straight Reggae Trophy.TALENTED TONY K had beaten CAMPESINO in the May 27 Lotto Sprint and was...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JOINT track record holder TALENTED TONY K should complete a hat-trick of wins in this afternoon's 1000-metre straight Reggae Trophy, carrying a light impost of 50.0 kilos with front-running jockey Wesley Henry aboard.The speedy six-year-old skipped...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LUNAR ROCKET yesterday made a smashing return off a five-month layup, going gate to wire at 1200 metres in the 10th race, winning by a wide margin against four-year-olds and upwards, non-winners of three races.Running for trainer Joseph Thomas for...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WARTIME reports off a two-month layup in this afternoon's 10th race with good form to recommend against 12 rivals in a restricted allowance for four-year-olds, non-winners of three races.The War Marshall-Time Crisis filly has been reunited with...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

CRUCIAL APPEAL shone at exercise two weeks ago and can defy topweight 57.0 kilos with Shane Ellis at his favourite trip, 1000 metres straight, in this afternoon's open allowance event. His six rivals include former sprint champion POKER STAR and...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

"UNBELIEVABLE" and "super" were the plaudits thrown at SHE'S A MANEATER by trainer Wayne DaCosta and jockey Omar Walker, respectively, after the imposing filly yesterday made completing the Triple Crown seem like a routine exercise gallop with an...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHECKEMA Cunningham's form has her coach, Jason McKay, predicting that the microweight fighter will dominate her division, locally and internationally, for quite a while.Cunningham, 31, has been enjoying a solid run of success since returning from...

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