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Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FEMALE apprentice Mellisa Ward returned to the winners' enclosure amid rousing applause yesterday after getting MARVELLOUS MARVA to last home by a head from HOVER CRAFT, ridden by six-time champion jockey Omar Walker, in the 1820-metre Mark My Word...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SURROUNDED by top jockeys on three horses from the yard of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, female apprentice Mellisa Ward will have to display nerves of steel aboard Philip Feanny's grey mare, MARVELLOUS MARVA, in this afternoon's co-feature, the...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CRUCIAL APPEAL has a great draw in this afternoon's G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial at his favourite distance, 1000 metres straight, whereas his main threats will have the track bias against them in the overnight allowance event.Though he shares...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PATRICK LYNCH's versatile six-year-old, ANOTHER BULLET, defied topweight 57.0 kilos, at odds of 3-1, to beat late-closing LOTTERY TICKET by a length in Saturday's 1000-metre round open allowance.Refitted with a visor for the sharp sprint, ANOTHER...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Anthony Nunes' SOTOMAYOR has the class and staying ability to outgun younger rivals in this afternoon's fifth event at 1820 metres, facing Spencer Chung's staying foreigner, MY ELLE BELLE, and Richard Azan's unbeaten PEKING CRUZ.Placed in every...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GUINEAS runner-up, WESTERN LEGEND, who established himself as an early favourite for June's Jamaica Derby, after smashing the stakes record in winning the 1820 metre Simply Magic Cup by 15 lengths, died of colic yesterday morning at Caymanas Park....

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's most senior internationally active martial artist, Jason McKay, started his comeback on a winning note in Hood River, Oregon, at the weekend, easily beating Zenk Murray to win one of three gold medals going to combined team veterans....

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's top junior golfers on Saturday continued their preparations for July's Caribbean Championship with an exciting day of match play in wet and testing conditions, contesting the second match of the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Junior Cup,...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE winning the Thornbird Stakes and the 1000 Guineas, in even more convincing fashion, DISABILITY CHARM appears still not to have won the confidence of punters, heading into this afternoon's Jamaica Oaks.However, the filly's owner, veteran...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOP junior golfers, age 6-17, including members of the team that will represent the island when Jamaica hosts the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship in July, tee off 10:30 this morning at Sandals Golf and Country Club, contesting the second...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's junior martial artists gained valuable practice ahead of July's International Sports Karate Association United States Open, recently returning with eight gold and two silver medals from back-to-back tae kwon do tournaments in New Jersey....

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FOUR Jamaican martial artists who struck gold at the recent New Jersey Open said they are determined to represent the country in Olympic tae kwon do on the international stage. They have lodged a formal complaint to the Jamaica Olympic Association,...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes' BILINGUAL reports off a five-month lay-up with sizzling exercise reports but has not raced since Superstakes Day, raising questions about her race fitness for today's 1400-metre overnight allowance for the Jamaica Veterinary Board...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER two clashes at the back end of last season, one a runaway win and the other a thrilling finish, the filly SHE'S A MANEATER and BIGDADDYKOOL resume their rivalry in Saturday's 1820-metre Legal Light Trophy.The classy runners last met in...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will be well represented at JamWest Motorsports and Adventure Park, Negril, on the weekend of May 12-13 after organisers of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) and Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) met on the grid to iron out...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE tees and greens of Sandals Golf and Country Club will be overrun by children, 52 to be exact, contesting the second match of the Jamaica Junior Cup, amid a sizzling jerk festival and mini health fair at the Upton, St Ann, course on Saturday, May...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPREME Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) yesterday made the post of racing secretary redundant, effectively ending Denzil Miller Jr's more than 28-year association with Caymanas Park.Miller, who started as a deputy starter in the...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HONEY RYDA could not have asked for a better preparation heading into this afternoon's 1000 Guineas, reporting fresh off a mile victory in 1:40.0, sharing the fastest time at the distance with DRUMMER BOY, who is among the top-rated colts for...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PETER RAE, who will make his final pass as a motor racer this year, has confirmed his participation at the May 12-13 Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) opener set for the JamWest Motorsports and Adventure Park in Negril.Rae started racing...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EDDIE'S PRINCESS appears to have regained form this season, finishing close-up in three starts, including a good second-place run behind BALLERINA STEEL at 1200 metres, which should have her in good stead going a furlong longer in this afternoon's...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LOTTERY TICKET produced a storming late run to rush past CARTEL a half-furlong out in yesterday's Easter Sprint Cup, scoring a one and three-quarter length win over DRAGLINE in the 1100-metre holiday feature.Outsped as usual, LOTTERY TICKET was...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

REGGAE ROAD, beaten a length and a quarter on his February 17 debut by recent Prince Consort Stakes winner EL PROFESOR, will stake his 2000 Guineas claim in this afternoon's Monday Morning Trophy.All eyes will be on Richard Azan's REGGAE ROAD to see...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOP female martial artist Sheckema Cunningham is among the Jamaican fighters hoping to fly the country's flag high on the medal podium at September's International Sport Kick Boxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR has a run under his girth after returning off a near seven-month lay-up on February 28, a strong second-place finish behind super-fit ORPHEUS, and should stamp his class on this afternoon's open allowance for the Bonnie Blue Flag...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TALENTED TONY K hasn't raced in 14 weeks but returns two classes lower than his last outing, December's Diamond Mile, to face overnight allowance horses in this afternoon's ninth event.Never mind the lay-up, trainer Patrick Lynch brought TALENTED...

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