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Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta calling in two-kilo claiming apprentice Raddesh Roman to partner SERGEANT RECKLESS at 109lb shows exactly where his sentiments rest, with two starters in this afternoon’s five-furlong straight overnight allowance sprint, his other...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING increased his lead inside the last furlong of the six consecutive races he has won, WOW WOW’s stamina at seven furlongs, against the same bunch of two-year-olds, cannot be questioned in this afternoon’s Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy....

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TEAM 17, playing as J Star Travel and Events/Travel Only, comprising Jessica Morris, Craig Membery, Sue and Colin Springgay, yesterday shot a six under-par, 65, to hold a four-stroke lead ahead of WestJet’s Spencer Sorensen, Ryan Saroli, Stavros...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:34 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ trump card in his bid to land a three-timer on this afternoon’s 11-race card is TOONA CILIATA in the memorial event run in honour of his late father, Nigel B. Nunes. The leading trainer has three runners accompanying TOONA CILIATA –...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ EARN YOUR STRIPES has a 15lb weight swing in his favour, renewing rivalry with SEBASTIAN, who he had allowed 17lb when going down by a length and a quarter at this afternoon’s distance, nine furlongs and 25 yards, on October 21. A...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WITH $5,554,865 separating leader Anthony Nunes from champion Wayne DaCosta atop the stakes standings, this afternoon’s battleground is in the open-allowance sprint at five and a half furlongs in which DaCosta has MR UNIVERSE and back-to-back...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes swept five of yesterday’s last seven races, including the three feature events, extending his lead to $13.7 million ahead of 18-time defending champion, Wayne DaCosta. Canada-based Dane Nelson, who himself bagged five winners on his...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

APART from ripping up the exercise track in the mornings, there is nothing, in terms of performance, that SHE’S A MANEATER has laid down in a race that STRANGER DANGER hasn’t proven that he can match or better. His stakes record 1:36.3 in last...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:48 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADER Anthony Nunes and defending champion Wayne DaCosta are set to trade punches with 27 starters on this afternoon’s 11-race card, heading into tomorrow’s Diamond Mile meet with $11m separating them atop the trainers’ standings. Nunes has 14...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ PRINCE CHARLES has a score to settle with rival barn Wayne DaCosta’s ROJORN DI PILOT after decking Shane Ellis at the start when they met at five furlongs straight on October 12. With the excitement high surrounding the trainers’...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING owner Carlton Watson will be playing catch-up after this afternoon when Michael Bernard’s WOW WOW strolls to what should be an easy victory in the six-furlong Cash Pot Trophy, which has a winner’s purse of $1.7 million. Watson, the main...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPERLUMINAL used his proven class to turn back five Anthony Nunes runners, including Triple Crown winner SUPREME SOUL, in the seven-and-a-half furlong Fontainbleu Trophy, leaving the leading trainer winless on the 10-race card yesterday. SUPREME...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes has 16 runners on this afternoon’s 10-race card, which could see him sweeping five of the first six events with ante-post favourites – KALAHARI, PRINCESS AVA, EARN YOUR STRIPES, SUPREME SOUL and two-year-old debutant,...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s martial artists closed the International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships at the Neptune Stadium in Cork City, Ireland, on Saturday by taking gold against England in a three-man team...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Middleweight Nicholas Dusard and heavyweight Richard Stone both struck gold in points sparring, late Thursday evening, at the International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships at the Neptune...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNCLE VINNIE’s strong second-place run behind TOONA CILIATA at a mile in what was a four-length Superstakes warm-up victory, a pace which was too hot for third-place SUMMER SUN to touch, tilts this afternoon’s overnight allowance, at nine furlongs...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ACKEEM Lawrence, who led Jamaica’s martial artists to an overall tally of 54 medals at July’s International Sports Karate Association’s (ISKA) United States Open – 19 gold, 15 silver, and 20 bronze – on his first tour as captain, is hoping for more...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER racking 118 medals – 27 gold, 35 silver and 56 bronze – bettered only by England’s 126, and finishing third in terms of quality, behind the United States, Jamaica, who hosted last year’s International Sports Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA)...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MY SISTER stormed home from sixth position at the top of the lane to collar 1-5 favourite MR UNIVERSE a half-furlong out, winning Saturday’s Vassell Najair Memorial by a length and three-quarter at odds of 8-1. Scorching splits, an opening quarter...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PHILIP Feanny’s LEGALITY looks sharp at exercise off a four-month lay-up, but MR UNIVERSE has the jump on him, two runs under his girth, no matching speed and the trip just within his reach despite giving up 14lb in this afternoon’s Vassell Najair...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER, already the first of the fairer sex to have successfully defended a Superstakes crown, yesterday became the third horse to win three consecutive titles, romping to a comfortable victory over TOONA CILIATA in the 10-furlong event....

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HAVING spent his last three races prepping for this afternoon’s Caribbean Sprint, brave efforts against tomorrow’s Superstakes favourite, SHE’S A MANEATER, ANOTHER BULLET is facing horses stepping up in class to grade one in what should be a...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Panama’s Team 9 of Julio Tapiero, Maurizio Cannizzaro, and Taryn Stanton extended their two-shot lead to a winning margin of five over Argentina’s Martin Monti, Alejandro Fraire, Juan Beltran, and Monica Bombicino, scoring 31 over nine holes for a...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A speed battle upfront should result in a collapsing pace, setting up this afternoon’s six furlongs 10th event for run-on sprinter CRYPTOCURRENCY’s scorching finish. At five and a half, three Saturdays ago, CRYPTOCURRENCY took off along the rail a...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:33 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JUNIOR Rodney of Team 14b, winners of Sandals Resorts’ annual two-day US Travel Agents golf tournament, said being an avid golfer enabled him to adapt to the Sandals Golf and Country Club course in Upton, St Ann, piloting his team to a four-stroke...

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