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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAMMA MIA’s pedigree was never in question, a half-sister to Fayrouz (Blue Pepsi Lodge), winner of the 2018 Jamaica Oaks before placing second in the St Leger and third in the derby among colts that year. However, having raced only once, MAMMA MIA...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s POLICE Nationals emerged the only team without national players to place in the top eight at the Annual Florida Netball Classic International Invitational Tournament at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater. The Police Nationals,...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LABAN stalked a collapsing pace set by BATON ROUGE and EAGLE ONE to pounce in yesterday’s non-restricted overnight allowance at Caymanas Park, winning by a length and a half at seven furlongs. Sitting third in the catbird seat while BATON ROUGE...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EAGLE ONE’s fifth-place run behind EXCESSIVE FORCE, two grades above in last Saturday’s Port Royal Sprint, should make the five-year-old United States-bred gelding a winner among non-restricted overnight allowance runners in Sunday’s ninth event at...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH HE has won his three races at a mile, D HEAD CORNERSTONE has shown enough going two turns to land Saturday’s United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica Trophy, finishing fourth in the St Leger and Jamaica Derby. Forgive D HEAD...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUNDAY’s rain-interrupted Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) of Jamaica’s 2022 Mixed Sale will continue on Sunday, December 4, at Caymanas Park, a day after the US$125,000 Mouttet Mile. TOBA president Howard Hamilton said...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IGNORE EVERY yard of ATOMICA’S Gold Cup run. Throw that race out the window and think about the filly who clocked 1:10.4 for six furlongs three weeks earlier, carrying 112lb, three pounds lighter than the 115lb she has been allotted for Saturday’s...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Ryan Darby maintained his hot streak at Caymanas Park yesterday, saddling a two-timer on the nine-race card – SIR KEL and BROMPTON ALEX – marking his fifth winner in four days, reminiscent of his late father, Robert Darby Sr. Starting the...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL swimmer, 17-year-old Zaneta Alvaranga on Saturday completed the 5K course in 1:30.51, ‘christening’ the new distance added to this year’s staging of Swim for the Sanctuary at White River House, Shaw Park Beach, Ocho Rios, St Ann. Benjamin...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s return to the international martial arts circuit, after a two-year break forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, hit a high note at the International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships with...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

NOMOREDEALS could either make or break pockets when he returns off a four-month lay-up with an equipment change, visor off and blinkers fitted, for Sunday’s closing event at five furlongs round after flopping as a 4-5 favourite when last out in...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOSS SPEEDSTER GOD OF LOVE’s last performance out the window – down the track behind I AM FRED beating MAHOGANY at six furlongs in the None Such Trophy – racing two classes above his comfort zone. Saturday’s eighth event at five furlongs round will...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNDAUNTED by the menacing clouds of Tropical Storm Lisa passing to the south of the island, 68 Canadian travel agents teed off yesterday at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Mary, determined to make the most of the Halloween-themed Baxter...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FEMALE jockey Abigail Able rode a textbook race aboard Jason DaCosta’s MINIATURE MAN, last year’s 2000 Guineas winner, to close yesterday’s 10-race card after similarly opening the weekend of racing astride the leading trainer’s IANZHA LINKS on...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SINCE returning from a four-month lameness lay-up late April, BIG BIG DADDY has kept nothing but stellar company in 12 overnight-allowance starts, finishing outside the purse only once against horses who have since gone on to beat open-allowance...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THALITA’s LATE rail rally to beat speedy LEGIT BOSS in the Princess Popstar at five and a half furlongs proved the Soul Warrior-Luminous Trieste filly’s ability to track a torrid pace and quicken when asked, a quality which could serve her even...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CAN’T swim? No problem. Grab a life vest and start paddle-boarding, one of the events added to the second annual Jamaica Inn Foundation’s Swim for the Sanctuary, now extended to two days, November 5-6, at White River House, Shaw Park Beach, Ocho...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s martial artists’ return to world tournaments continues next week at the International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships in Kemer, Turkey, set for the Daima Sports Complex, October 31 to...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ATOMICA’s EASE of victory in the I’msatisfied Trophy, carrying 112lb, a stakes record 1:10.4, suggests that she should have no problems logging a second straight win against older horses in Saturday’s Gold Cup at seven furlongs. An armchair ride...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Residents traumatised by warring factions in Gregory Park have lauded the vigilance of the St Catherine South police since the demise of Kirk ‘Big Red’ Wint, who was wanted for several murders and shootings, including that of Sergeant Averel...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POSITIVE ID reported in unbeatable form to take charge of yesterday’s Heroes Day Stakes, brushing aside IANNAI LINKS coming off the home turn, before running out an easy winner ahead of CLASSICAL ORB. Sent off at odds of 9-5 in the one-mile event...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ONEOFAKIND tracked and sprinted clear of BIG BIG DADDY to outclass rivals in yesterday’s Errol ‘Big Sub’ Subratie Memorial at a mile, making a mockery of the class-relief he received to race among overnight-allowance runners. A money-back favourite...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RUSTY has always had POSITIVE ID’s ticket, even in route races, beating him at nine furlongs and 25 yards last December, leaving the closer among non-winners-of-two races. After graduating from non-winners-of-two in January with a mile victory over...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ONEOFAKIND appears to be Anthony Nunes’ shot at the $18.75 million Mouttet Mile, which could be the last straw he has to grasp at to deny Jason DaCosta dethroning him as champion trainer. The crack miler returns in Sunday’s Errol ‘Big Sub’ Subratie...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RAW FORM points to ALEXA’S SECRET landing Saturday’s Titania Trophy, a non-winners of two races event for fillies at five and a half furlongs after emerging second from a big marker race won by SILENT MISSION last month. Reporting for the September...

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