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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...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Apprentice Dane Dawkins lit up yesterday's 10-race card with a sparkling three-timer, closing his act with a driving finish aboard Gary Subratie's United States-bred AWESOME DESTINY at 1820 metres to hold off British invader KALAMATA on her debut....

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

GREAT Britain-bred KALAMATA, a winner of two races in England, debuts in this afternoon's ninth race, among overnight allowance runners, meticulously prepared by trainer Fitznahum Williams with the sole intention of immediately getting off the mark....

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:47 AMAinsley Walters

Jamaica last night amassed 68 medals ­ 21 gold, 20 silver, and 27 bronze ­ at the International Sports Karate Association United States Open at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Jamaica combined martial arts team light...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ADRIAN MOORE yesterday led a near Jamaican domination of the male black belt, 169 and under division, in continuous sparring on day two of the International Sports Karate Association United States Open at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando,...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

AN eight-pound weight swing and superb form at exercise gives improved WILL IN CHARGE a great chance to turn the tables on SUPERLUMINAL in this afternoon's Owen Silvera Memorial at a mile, a crack open allowance event with other in-form runners such...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Tashauna Grannum believes three months of rigorous training has her in peak condition for this evening's Caribbean Cup at the June 29 to July 2 International Sports Karate Association United States Open in Orlando, Florida. Jamaica will face the...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SHE'S A MANEATER yesterday silenced her doubters to score a fighting victory in the 12-furlong Boom Jamaica Derby, outbattling MARLENE MY LOVE in a stirring stretch duel, with enough left in the tank to hold late-closing SOTOMAYOR at bay by a length...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

THIS afternoon's Boom Jamaica Derby, an $8m Battle of the Sexes, has had even the most knowledgeable of pundits in a quandary, trying to predict a winner from among the top-two fillies - 1000 Guineas winner SHE'S A MANEATER and Oaks heroine MARLENE...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Jamaican martial artists from five organisations, bolstered by members of Jamaica's male and female combined martial arts teams, in addition to participants in the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwon-Do High School League, are aiming at another record-...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

POKER STAR has class and the handicaps in his favour, even with topweight 57.0 kilos, and should land this afternoon's 1200-metre Thoroughbred Racing Hall-of-Fame Stakes - his fourth race since returning from an eight-month lay-up a little more than...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

REPROGRAMMED by trainer Wayne DaCosta for the distance races in the latter half of the year, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR goes up against speedy and super-fit ANOTHER BULLET at 1800 metres in this afternoon's Viceroy Trophy.Gary Subratie's United States-bred...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Track record holder TALENTED TONY K proved on Wednesday that his recent Lotto Sprint win was no fluke, wiring five rivals at 1000 metres straight in an open allowance event, which puts him firmly in grade one for coming months.Partnered by former...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters

SHECKEMA Cunningham on Thursday made coach Jason McKay proud after his tough decision to cut her from Jamaica's squad to last year's International Sport Kick-Boxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships in Stuttgart,...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

THOUGH she has only one serious rival in an inconspicuous six-horse field comprising her four stablemates and ANOTHER BULLET, all eyes will be on Wayne DaCosta's SHE'S A MANEATER in the third event, which runs off at 1:10 p.m.The promoter has...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

IF the interest being shown in Jamaica's colourful booth at the at the 2017 International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships in Athens, Greece, is anything to go by, Montego Bay 2018 will be a kicker....

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Jamaica combined martial arts team super heavyweight, Akino Lindsay, yesterday mined gold at the 2018 International Sport Kick Boxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships in Athens, Greece.Lindsay, a gold medallist at...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Grooms at Caymanas Park have expressed displeasure with how an intention to limit access to the Gregory Park entrance of the racetrack was relayed by the security administration of the new horse racing promoting company.Grooms' president Fabian...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Trainer Ian Parsard's thrill of victory was yesterday soured by the agony of HENRY THE SECOND's disqualification in the $3m Lotto Classic Governor's Cup.Amateurish whipping by Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas, a two-time champion at Caymanas Park,...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

FEARLESS SAMURAI's Jamaica Derby credentials are on the line in this afternoon's 10-furlong Lotto Classic Governor's Cup, giving weight to 12 rivals, including MARKET FORCE, who he only beat by a half-length at a mile in April's 2000 Guineas.Unless...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, one of the country's top-four distance horses, gets his favoured route course, going nine furlongs and 25 yards in the Mark My Word Trophy, co-feature with the traditional Labour Day Trophy on the 10-race holiday card.Though...

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