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Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In an effort to improve her all-round abilities on the track, Jamaican distance running standout Aisha Praught-Leer says she has already started training ahead of next year’s Olympic Games, as she begins her campaign for a second appearance at the...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following the recent suspension of former champion jockey Shane Ellis for breaking Jamaica Racing Commission’s (JRC) betting rules, chairman of the organisation, Clovis Metcalfe, has issued a stern warning against a repeat. Ellis was suspended for...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The scheduled Sunshine Girls’ three-Test home series against rivals England Roses has been moved to the United Kingdom. President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Tricia Robinson, told The Sunday Gleaner that the previously agreed November date for the...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following mounting pressure from racehorse trainers and jockeys, who complained about the poor condition of the racetrack at Caymanas Park, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Solomon Sharpe, said upgrading work...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Experienced Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas is now back in the island and is expected to resume riding at Caymanas Park very soon. Cardenas, who last rode in Jamaica in the 2019 season, was a runner-up in the Jockeys Championships in 2018 to...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange said that plans are now in place for the establishment of a multipurpose sports facility in eastern Jamaica. Grange told The Gleaner that the complex, for which they are currently seeking a suitable site,...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Having netted nine goals in his first season in the Belgian top tier, national striker Shamar Nicholson now has his eyes fixed on capturing the Golden Boot in next season’s competition. Nicholson, a former Boys’ Town striker, scored his goals in 25...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaican international Adrian Mariappa described his positive COVID-19 test as a shock, given that he adhered to the strict lockdown measures currently in place in the United Kingdom. The 33-year-old Watford defender shared his experience in an...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

OFFICIALS AT the Ministry of Sport are still crunching the numbers but Sport Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is expecting the final figures on the impact of the spread of the coronavirus disease on the local sporting industry to be significant....

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With horse racing set to resume on Saturday after being suspended on March 21, tickets for the race meet are scheduled to go on sale on Tuesday at Caymanas Park. This will be the first time in three years that punters and owners, who do not have...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2020 | 12:43 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Whenever Caymanas Park reopens for racing, punters entering the facility will be required, for the first time in three years, to pay an admission fee, this according to Lorna Gooden, general manager of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head coach of Jamalco’s netball team, Winston Nevers, has signalled his support of the decision by Netball Jamaica (NJ) to cancel the 2020 season. The NJ move comes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been sweeping the globe and has forced...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Vice-chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Carvel Stewart, has slammed the leadership of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) describing them as ‘amateur’ over their decision to cancel the 2019-2020 Red Stripe Premier League...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THE LAST two months have been two of the worst in the life of former national netball star Nichala Gibson. She lives in New York City, the epicentre for the COVID-19 virus in the United States. Gibson and her sister suffered, then recovered from...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dozens of trainers, jockeys and grooms staged a protest outside the gates of Caymanas Park yesterday, calling for horse racing to resume at the island’s only track. Some of the angry protesters also burnt T-shirts with the logo of Supreme Ventures...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CHAIRMAN OF the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), Clovis Metcalfe, says his organisation will be moving very swiftly for the resumption of horse racing at Caymanas Park once the lockdown in St Catherine is lifted by the Government. The parish, which...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:36 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

General manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmon Brown says his organisation is projected to lose more than $100 million due to the closure of sporting facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Jamaica now has 55 confirmed COVID...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:42 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With local horse racing now on an indefinite shutdown due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic, Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Solomon Sharpe says the racing calendar will have to be revised. Last Sunday should...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Retired Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell is today thankful after suffering another heart scare, just over a year after passing out while competing in New York. Campbell began to pass out while driving in Miami on Tuesday, before his heart...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:45 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Striker Marlee Fray netted a brilliant second-half hat-trick to lead Jamaica’s Under-20 Reggae Girlz to a come-from-behind 4-4 draw against Guatemala in their opening match in Group C of the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers in the Dominican Republic...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Solomon Sharpe, says his organisation has been working assiduously to install a new tote board at Caymanas Park. The tote board, which provides punters at the track with the...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Reigning World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce turned in a blistering performance to win the women’s 60m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. The 33-year-old Fraser-Pryce clocked a season’s best 7.16 seconds...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint says former Manchester United youth player Ravel Morrison has accepted an invitation to play in the Reggae Boyz’s friendly international against Catalonia in Spain on March 30...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:44 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Calabar High’s track star Kimar Farquharson has declared that 2020 is shaping up to be his best ever year at high school. Farquharson hit top form yesterday to win the Camperdown Classics Class One 800 metres in a meet record time of 1:49.46. His...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:13 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls will be aiming for a fresh start today when they battle South Africa in their opening match of the four-nation Vitality Netball Nations Cup in England. The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Jamaica time. The...

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