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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A WONDER made short work of rivals, a little over 10 lengths to be exact, easily winning the seven-furlong Thornbird Stakes with runner-up ACTION ANN looking on from a different world yesterday. Partnered by Reyan Lewis, the speedy filly (...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE overhauling a pair of fillies, who both appear to be sprinters, SHE’S A WONDER and his stablemate, HOIST THE MAST, to win December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes at a mile, FURTHER AND BEYOND remains the best three-year-old colt in training...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A WONDER’s 59.3, walloping LURE OF LUCY by four lengths on February 6, is the fastest any horse has clocked for five furlongs round this season since the racing surface started running heavy in the second week of January. The closest any...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Wayne DaCosta’s death from COVID-19 complications, after ailing for weeks, brought down the curtain on the most dominant horse-racing training career in the history of local racing. DaCosta’s iron grip, broken in 2019 by Anthony Nunes, included a...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER enduring six second-place finishes on Saturday, including a late charge aboard SENTIENT in losing the Chairman’s Trophy to TOONA CILIATA, joint champion jockey Anthony Thomas took apart yesterday’s 11-race card with four winners, closing his...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER lounging around at exercise with high-priced, three-year-old stablemate, BLACK BOMBSHELL, hardly raising a hair off a 60-day lay-up, two weeks ago, SUPREME SOUL has been declared to race in a figure eight for tomorrow’s overnight allowance at...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

NIPSTER’s annihilation of TOONA CILIATA, SENTIENT and MAHOGANY, last Boxing Day, won the then Gary Subratie-trained runner Horse of the Year honours, stalking the pace from seventh before swooping down into third at the top of the lane then...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CALCULUS charged at REGNANT inside the last half-furlong of the Sir Howard Stakes yesterday to nail the speedster close home, winning the six-furlong race by a half-length with Dane Nelson aboard. REGNANT, a winner on debut at five furlongs...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Calculus’ 10-week lay-up shouldn’t adversely affect him in tomorrow’s Sir Howard Stakes, considering his shape at exercise and the absence of any frightening speed to contend with in the six-furlong sprint. The Sensational Slam-Trinket Box...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH she hasn’t been exactly flying at exercise, ACTION ANN’s 13-length victory in December makes her the choice for tomorrow’s fillies-only Hot Line Stakes at six furlongs, en route to next month’s Thornbird Stakes and the 1000 Guineas set for...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROY ROGERS showed his battling qualities by turning back pesky HARRY'S TRAIN, before holding off the rabbit's stablemate, COCO CHANEL, and a late surge from BIGBANG, to steal yesterday's 'Lindy' Delapenha Memorial by a half-length in a driving...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DOWN in class after his battling third behind CRIMSON and SUPERLUMINAL at a mile two Saturdays ago, ROY ROGERS gets an ideal draw and weight allowance to run rivals off their legs in tomorrow’s ‘Lindy’ Delapenha Memorial. Sitting plumb at post-...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TREVOR’S CHOICE has been peppering the track with bullet gallops since the start of February, a warning that he’s sound and ready for battle. However, giving up six pounds to lightning-fast PATRIARCH in tomorrow’s open allowance/graded stakes...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CAPTUREMYSHIP went gate-to-wire with in-form claiming rider Tevin Foster, outsprinting rivals in yesterday’s Sydney Watson Memorial for overnight allowance runners at five furlongs straight. Breaking smartly from post-position five, the seven-year-...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s narrow victory with sparingly used claiming rider, Romario Spencer, hasn’t been lost on champion trainer Anthony Nunes, handing TRICKY ONE’s reins in today’s overnight allowance to Youville Pinnock, who showed his worth aboard...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

In the aftermath of racing administrator Christopher Armond’s recent retirement, another long-standing Caymanas Park player, security contractor Jason McKay, head of the racetrack’s security detail, McKay Security, has heaped praises on the...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EROY announced his return to form with an impressive 10-length win in yesterday’s Ash Wednesday Trophy, dismissing VICTORY TURN approaching the home turn before running away under Omar Walker, clocking a fast 1:18.3 at six and a half furlongs. The...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:28 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK won his last two races like an ‘A’ Class horse, the best he has ever been, and looks set to claim his place as a top handicapper this season. Lining up against eight rivals at six and a half furlongs today, top-class winners SENTIENT...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MONEY MONSTER made all the running with claiming rider Youville Pinnock breaking fast from his rail draw, carrying a featherweight 109lb, before repelling even-money favourite AWESOME TREASURE inside the last half-furlong of the eighth event...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VERSATILE United States-bred five-year-old, LEGALITY, an overnight allowance conqueror from 2019, before going off on an 11-month lay-up, returning late last year as a winner on a $1 million claim tag, should use his superior pace to outclass...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ENGLAND’S ROSE turned back challenges from VICTORY TURN and SEA SWAN to easily land the George HoSang Trophy at five and a half furlongs, closing yesterday’s 11-race card. The speedy four-year-old filly, a full sister to retired champion mare SHE’S...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SENTIENT should dominate fellow Gary Subratie runner, CRIMSON, in Saturday’s Bonnie Blue Flag trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards, actually down in class after his good run behind their former stablemate, NIPSTER, last year’s most-improved runner...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CLASSIC-placed as three-year-olds last season, DOUBLE CROWN and ANOTHER AFFAIR meet this afternoon’s overnight allowance after taking vastly different routes to face older horses for the first time. DOUBLE CROWN romped his first two races for a...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAI RAJA turned for home chasing MAHOGANY in back-to-back races and need not run another race to prove he is back to form and a top contender in the open allowance at six furlongs today. Interestingly, JAMAI RAJA co-champion rider Dane Nelson’s...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT is down in class from his big open-allowance run behind TREVOR’S CHOICE in the Chris Armond Sprint Trophy, finishing a charging half-length second to his much younger rival at five and a half furlongs. Reporting among non-restricted...

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