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Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BOLSTERED by new additions, cars based on the BMW 318Ti platform in Group One and 'radicals' such as Barbadian Mark Maloney's Ford Focus in Group Five, the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) is set for a roaring start at the...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER VIGOROUS has been working like a bomb and looks all set to outclass rivals in this afternoon's Prince Consort Stakes whereas BRANDY should be the horse to beat in the fillies-only Thornbird Stakes.After missing December's Jamaica Two-Year-...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Course specialist CRUCIAL APPEAL must be the horse to beat after being plunged down in class on an $850,000 optional claiming tag in this afternoon's tenth race at 1000 metres straight, the eight-year-old's favourite distance.Running among overnight...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIEMPRE BUENO staved off a late charge by stablemate ORPHEUS to win yesterday's open allowance by a length, clocking a fast 57.3 for 1000 metres straight.Faced with no matching speed among his five rivals, SIEMPRE BUENO broke well from post-position...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Breeders of horses yesterday let out a collective sigh of relief when informed by The Gleaner that horse racing promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) would not include any removal of breeders' bonus in its April...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER watching RAS EMANUEL lose with topweight in his last two races, trainer Peter McMaster has summoned three-kilo claiming apprentice Oneil Scott to partner the six-year-old in this afternoon's closing event, an overnight allowance at six...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes' ORPHEUS is primed to win his first-ever open allowance race, this afternoon's 1500-metre King's Plate, taking on six rivals, including recent winner ANOTHER BULLET and PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, who is down in class from grade one after a...

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

TRAINER Patrick Lynch's chances of taking the double in this afternoon's Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes have gained traction in the last 24 hours with reports that Anthony Nunes' FASHIONISTA is on the watch list after sustaining an injury.Lynch's...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PHINEAS could easily use his back class to land today's 1300-metre Ash Wednesday Trophy should he reproduce his exercise workouts. However, punters should approach this race with caution as the dark bay gelding is now nine years old and might need a...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SECRET TRAVELLER's consistency, since Harry Jaghai removed the tongue tie and added cheekpieces, is hard to ignore, even though the gelding has the handicaps against him in this afternoon's fifth race - particularly a 10lb weight swing in favour of...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD AZAN's brave filly, MONEY MAGNET, has the distance and a weight swing on SIEMPRE BUENO to her advantage in this afternoon's fifth race, an open allowance event at 1200 metres.The old rivals are joined by another awesome sprinter, SIR BUDGET...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CLASSIC hopeful COMMANDER TWO yesterday easily dispatched non-winners of two, dictating the pace down the backstretch before peeling off at the home turn for a four-length win at 1500 metres.The bay gelding was well handled by non-claiming...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COMMANDER TWO must be the horse to beat in this afternoon's ninth race, a restricted stakes for three-year-olds, featuring the trio which finished second to fourth behind MARQUESAS in December's Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes.Facing eight rivals, five...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ORPHEUS has everything in his favour to win a second overnight allowance race in four months when he lines up against 13 rivals in this afternoon's Allan E. 'Billy' Wiliams Memorial feature at 1400 metres.The five-year-old gets a free pass to beat...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MARVELLOUS MARVA, the most improved horse in training last year, is poised to complete a hat-trick of wins on her 2018 debut in this afternoon's Alexander Hamilton Trophy at a mile.A five-year-old mare who appeared to be a one-paced sluggard as a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CUP O TEA returns to $450,000 claiming company as a winner on better terms in this afternoon's 1300-metre James B. Dawes Memorial, following her New Year's Day disqualification.The five-year-old mare won powerfully, beating FLYING MACHINE at 1500...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA's newly formed Jamaica Karate Federation is hoping to create history and be among the nations fielding athletes at Tokyo 2020 when karate makes its Olympic Games debut in its homeland.President Seishihan Tony Robinson of Seido Karate...

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