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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...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

THORNHILL MISS will relish the underfoot conditions should the rains persist throughout this afternoon's 10-race card. The chestnut filly faces seven rivals in the 1100-metre Titania Trophy after a big fifth-place run behind colts last Saturday....

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

IAN LINKS has been presented with a sitter in this afternoon's Reynold 'Ren' Gonzalves Memorial at 2000 metres, facing five rivals, three of whom he has consistently had behind him in his last four starts.The four-year-old colt not only has form to...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TRAINER Patrick Lynch's ANOTHER BULLET yesterday scored a stunning 11-1 upset at Caymanas Park, convincingly beating eight open-allowance rivals at 1100 metres, including 2015 Sprint champion POKER STAR.Coming into the event on the back of two...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ROYAL ASSAULT yesterday again proved his superiority in overnight allowance, returning off a five-month lay-up to outclass 11 rivals in the 1000-metre straight G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial.Breaking widest from the favoured stands' side draw over...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ANTHONY Nunes' ROYAL ASSAULT returns to his happy hunting ground in this afternoon's 1000-metre straight G.A. 'Sarge' Bunny Bucknor Memorial, racing among overnight allowance horses.In his last 10 starts, the five-year-old chestnut beat the level...

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

MARLENE MY LOVE yesterday ran away from a distressed-looking BILINGUAL to romp the 10-furlong Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks by a city block, a dozen lengths to be exact.Settled in sixth position going past the stands and into the clubhouse turn by...

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

BILINGUAL, MONEY MAGNET, and MARLENE MY LOVE, fillies who have played second fiddle to SHE'S A MANEATER in their last two races, finally get a chance to emerge from the 1000 Guineas winner's shadow in this afternoon's Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks....

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

TRAINER Richard Azan yesterday said though MONEY MAGNET's lineage points to speed, he is convinced that she will use her class to stay this afternoon's Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres.Though bred to sprint, Azan's filly is a versatile...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WAYNE DaCosta yesterday confirmed his super filly, SHE'S A MANEATER, as a no-show for Saturday's Jamaica Oaks, saying she pulled a muscle while exercising last Sunday morning and won't line up in the 10-furlong race.A winner of six races from seven...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

SILENCE left punters dumbstruck in yesterday's closing event at Caymanas Park, the 1820-metre Simply Magic Cup, winning under a hand ride at odds of 25-1.Though he had finished third a week-and-a-half ago after twice bumping into the rail, SILENCE...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TWILIGHT DREAMS, the surprise package of the recent 2000 Guineas, reports well trained as the horse to beat in this afternoon's Simply Magic Cup at 1820 metres.Out for the third time and sent off a rank outsider at odds of 99-1, TWILIGHT DREAMS ran...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Chace The Great drifted to mid-track inside the final half-furlong, but was already well clear and pulled away to outclass rivals in yesterday's Easter Sprint Cup at Caymanas Park.Trainer Dwight Chen was relieved but still concerned that the four-...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

DALTON SIRJUE's GARY GLITTER has the distance and handicaps in his favour against CRUCIAL APPEAL in this afternoon's 1300-metre open allowance, a rematch between the two sprinters in a sharp 10-horse field.CRUCIAL APPEAL returned off a three-month...

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

Wayne DaCosta's run of champion trainer titles stands at 16. Last year made it 12 consecutive, in excess of 2000 winners accounting for most major races, including Jamaica derbies and back-to-back Diamond Mile victories. Yet, he described yesterday'...

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

WAYNE DaCosta's SHE'S A MANEATER and FEARLESS SAMURAI are favourites to hand the champion pair of trainer Wayne DaCosta and jockey Omar Walker a historic 1000-2000 Guineas double at Caymanas Park this afternoon.SHE'S A MANEATER, the 1000 Guineas...

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

Owner Louis Richards is hopping mad that his horse, AKASH, was almost scratched from today's 2000 Guineas at Caymanas Park on the recommendation of veterinarian Dr Jason Wright, a decision overturned by Dr St Aubyn Bartlett, the Jamaica Racing...

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