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Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR, the 2020 Jamaica Derby winner, produced a storming rail finish with Omar Walker to run away from the battling trio of FATHER PATRICK, DUKE and LURE OF LUCY, collaring the sprinters a furlong out in yesterday’s six-furlong Lady Geeta...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

GARY SUBRATIE’S ATOMICA annihilated the opposition in yesterday’s Portmore Guineas prep, registering a twelve-and-a-quarter length victory, rendering the fillies’ mile classic a mere formality come June 4. Now unbeaten in four starts, the Nuclear...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

PHILIP FEANNY’S imported pair of EXCESSIVE FORCE and I’VE GOT MAGIC revelled in conditions that handed them featherweights in yesterday’s Viceroy Trophy, completing the stable exacta by running topweight FURTHER AND BEYOND off his legs at a mile on...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

LEADER JASON DaCosta opened the Easter Carnival yesterday with a two-timer, including 12-year-old HOVER CRAFT, who outstayed Anthony Nunes’ SUPREME SOUL at nine furlongs and 25 yards, thwarting his rival’s bid to make up ground in the trainers’...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

ATOMICA RECOVERED from a bumpy start to outclass Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes winner, GOLDEN WATTLE, by seven widening lengths in yesterday’s Thornbird Stakes, as if asking, “Who’s next?”, in the 1000 Guineas prep. Sent to post as an unbeaten 3-5...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

UNITED States-bred EXCESSIVE FORCE outran hot 3-5 favourite, BIG JULE, at nine and a half furlongs in yesterday’s Facilities Department Trophy, pointing three furlongs out and staying on strongly in the stretch run. BIG JULE’s backers were left...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

GO DEH GIRL matched SHE’S MY DESTINY, stride for stride, before quickening away from the local-bred inside the final furlong of yesterday’s Security Department Trophy race, leaving the 2-5 favourite floundering, finishing fourth in the five-furlong...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

EAGLE ONE attacked topweight FATHER PATRICK coming off the home turn and outstayed his old rival up the straight to easily win yesterday’s Eileen Cliggott Memorial at six and a half furlongs. Running in receipt of 15lbs from FATHER PATRICK, EAGLE...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

BRINKS OVERHAULED speedy filly PRNCSSHOOTINGSTAR a furlong and a half out in yesterday’s Pick 3 Super Challenge to remain unbeaten in two starts, landing the seven-furlong event for two-year-olds by three and a quarter lengths. An impressive seven-...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER Nunes-DaCosta showdown looms in Wednesday’s Kenneth Mattis Memorial following SANTORINI’s upset of BILLY WHIZZ in last Saturday’s Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffths Classic. Nunes, hell-bent on a second defence of the crown he spent almost a decade...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s PRETTY CASH lasted home by a head from Anthony Nunes’ fast- finishing KING’S MAGICIAN in yesterday’s ninth event, extending his stakes lead in the trainers’ championship, which hung by a $2,025 thread at the start of the afternoon....

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

DANE Nelson had to dig deep astride 1-5 favourite, FURTHER AND BEYOND, for a short-head victory over 6-1 chance, BILLY WHIZZ, in yesterday’s seven-furlong Prince Consort Stakes. Forced to dictate the backstretch pace in a race void of speed,...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2021 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

CAPTUREMYSHIP is nicely in at the weight, 117lb, getting seven pounds from DUKE but giving up possibly two to in-form foreigner SOLID APPROACH, who is hunting a fourth straight win at five furlongs straight on Tuesday. The seven-year-old course...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER BULLET closed a three-timer for trainer Patrick Lynch with a powerful stretch run to outfinish speedy MR UNIVERSE in yesterday’s Caribbean Sprint, winning the six-furlong event by a length and three-quarter. Hounded by EXHILARATE from the...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

AT five years old, SHE’S A MANEATER has probably never been better in her life as a racer, getting frighteningly better, year-over-year, despite being asked to run every distance at Caymanas Park, bar five furlongs straight, since debuting as a two...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:35 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

ROY ROGERS survived a stewards’ enquiry, stunning all but trainer Dennis Lee, at odds of 92-1, after appearing to take out ROJORN DI PILOT, down along the rail, four and a half furlongs out in yesterday’s 10th event at six furlongs. Partnered by...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

GUINEAS winner SUPREME SOUL stalked the pace down the backstretch with topweight 126lb before attacking off the home turn, eventually outbattling lightweight SENTIENT to win yesterday’s Governor’s Cup by three-quarter length. SUPREME SOUL won his...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

Anthony Nunes’ I AM DI ONE turned in a commanding gate-to-wire performance on her second outing, humbling Wayne DaCosta’s 6-5 favourite, LADY BLUE, in yesterday’s 1000 Guineas at a mile. A massive filly, who showed good pace when winning at six...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta’s unbeaten RUN THATCHER RUN again faces a massive challenge from the rival barn of Anthony Nunes, whose SUPREME SOUL and EARN YOUR STRIPES he had turned back in December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes. Nunes has added two other prongs...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

Portmore’s notorious Umbrella Gang was hit hard by the justice system and crime-fighters within hours last Wednesday with the conviction and fatal shooting of two key members. First, the St Catherine South police have since identified a man fatally...

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