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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...

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...

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