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Published:Sunday | October 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

HOVER CRAFT yesterday rolled back his 11 years to outstay six rivals, none half his age, to score a four-and-a-half length win for leading trainer Jason DaCosta in the Mark My Word Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Carrying 110lb with all-but-...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR defied topweight 126lb for the second time within a month to beat CRIMSON by three-quarter length in yesterday’s Menudo at 10 furlongs. Presented in impeccable condition by Jason DaCosta, KING ARTHUR stalked EROY heading into the...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ROJORN DI PILOT outbattled PATRIARCH by three-quarter length to land yesterday’s five-furlong straight Reggae Trophy for trainer Ian Parsard. Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas shifted course-specialist ROJORN DI PILOT from behind speedy PATRIARCH...

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR yesterday rebounded from his dismal run in last month’s Legal Light Trophy, outfinishing SENTIENT and lightweight DOUBLE CROWN in the She’s A Maneater Trophy at a mile. Partnered by Anthony Thomas, KING ARTHUR reproduced his sparkling...

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

BACK-TO-FORM importee EROY closed a four-timer for leading rider Anthony Thomas, scooting away from favourite FATHER PATRICK on the home turn of the Blumenthal Trophy. Though losing to FATHER PATRICK in the six-furlong LADY GEETA Trophy on June 7,...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 1:31 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CRIMSON’S ASTONISHING improvement this season was again evident yesterday, the Gary Subratie-trained five-year-old upstaging last year’s Jamaica Derby and St Leger winners in the Legal Light Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards. CRIMSON attacked...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 12:53 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK used one stone, a lightning-fast break, to kill two birds – turning back stablemates PATRIARCH and GOD OF LOVE – before streaking to an easy win in yesterday’s six-furlong Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. Lightweight claiming rider,...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

BILLY WHIZZ made short work of rivals in yesterday’s Knutsford Park Cup, making his winning bid from a half-mile out to coast home by five and a quarter lengths ahead of REGAL AND ROYAL. Carrying a modest 114lb after keeping company with the...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

IMPROVING American ONE DON has the temperament and running style to close a hat-trick in a little over three weeks, lining up against seven rivals, including in-form stablemate BIG BIG DADDY in Monday’s overnight allowance at nine furlongs and 25...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A CHANGE of barn, following two dismal performances in the Kingston and 2000 Guineas, was the tonic CALCULUS needed to upset his former stablemate, FURTHER AND BEYOND in yesterday’s Jamaica St Leger, underlining the difference a month can make...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

AWESOME TREASURE, running at odds of 21-1, changed gears on 1-2 favourite, EXCESSIVE FORCE, to run away with yesterday’s Alsafra Trophy, comfortably winning the mile event by two and three-quarter lengths. Slowly away for her last two starts and...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Thomas notched a three-timer on yesterday’s nine-race card to open a seven-win lead over Dane Nelson atop the jockeys’ standings. Thomas, who shared last year’s title with his rival after both reported sick on the last day of the season,...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

NUCLEAR NOON dug in determinedly with Robert Halledeen to run down imported stablemate, GO DEH GIRL, at seven furlongs, sending a strong message to champion trainer Anthony Nunes that FURTHER AND BEYOND also has a home-based threat for next month’s...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

NIPSTER ran through along the rail, approaching the final furlong, going past 46-1 outsider, TREVOR’S CHOICE, to win yesterday’s Saint Cecelia Cup by three lengths, beating 4-5 favourite, SIR ALTON, into fourth place. SIR ALTON, who entered the...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:35 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LAST year’s Jamaica Derby winner, KING ARTHUR , toyed with JAMAI RAJA for the first half-mile, before taking charge of yesterday’s World Vet Day Trophy race, completing a mile in 1:39.3. Considering he set his own pace, KING ARTHUR won comfortably...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:46 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA welcomed Horse of the Year NIPSTER to grade one with an avenging victory in yesterday’s Chairman’s Trophy, virtually making all the running, under constant hounding, to stave off late-charging SENTIENT by a neck. Breaking sharply from...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:40 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ACTION ANN recovered from interference down the backstretch to split rivals a furlong out and outfinish SECRET IDENTITY, landing yesterday’s Hot Line Stakes by a well-measured neck, a telling performance off a 10-week lay-up ahead of next month’s...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

DUKE, running in the colours of Trevor James’ Success Farms, closed from off the pace to nab 7-5 favourite PATRIARCH, stealing home in the SVREL 4th Anniversary Trophy feature event at five and a half furlongs. Acquired by private treaty from...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

FORMER sprint champion, CHACE THE GREAT, might have lost his early speed but closes strongly in his races, which will serve him well from his stands’ side draw in this afternoon’s five-furlong straight overnight-allowance sprint, the Sydney Watson...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION apprentice Oshane Nugent produced a textbook stalking ride, piloting 3-2 chance FATHER PATRICK to a second straight win in landing yesterday’s six-furlong St Catherine Cup. Reporting off a strong victory at seven furlongs among overnight...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PUNTERS were left in the dark yesterday and will start today’s 11-race card no better off, as the jockeys’ championship battle between Dane Nelson and Anthony Thomas has seemingly been thrown into a stalemate. Locked on 84 winners apiece entering...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

DANE Nelson yesterday moved within a hair’s breadth of Anthony Thomas, booting home a four-timer, reducing his rival’s lead to one atop the jockeys’ standings, with three meets to close the season. Thomas had no answer to Nelson’s onslaught, which...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY skirted Eros’ six-and-a-half furlong track record yesterday, clocking 1:16.1, to get within three-fifths of a second of the 27-year mark set by the country’s greatest sprinter ever. Returning off a six-week break and reverting to middle-...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta’s colt, TOMOHAWK, despite his lack of pace, could be a real threat to the filly, ANOTHER AFFAIR, should the pace collapse in this afternoon’s nine-furlong and 25-yard Restricted Stakes. Running at 111lb, TOMOHAWK, who won at the...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

SIR ALTON’s disqualification in yesterday’s open allowance/graded stakes cost title-chasing Wayne DaCosta approximately $700,000 and a chance to grab the trainers’ championship lead from title-holder Anthony Nunes. In a dramatic finish to the $2...

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