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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...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD AZAN’s 4-5 favourite, PEKING CRUZ, cruised, as expected, eased inside the last furlong by Robert Halledeen, flattering LOTTERY TICKET, who closed hopelessly for second, a length and a quarter away, in division one of yesterday’s overnight...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COURSE specialist, PEKING CRUZ, has shown signs of recovering form and should blitz rivals with speed in division one of this afternoon’s overnight allowance at five furlongs straight. However, down-in-class RAS EMANUEL, who lines up in division...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LAST year’s winners, Mark and Shayla Gerling, and Doug and Jeanette Hornik are back to defend the title they won at last year’s Sandal’s US Travel Agents Golf Tournament at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Ann. However, the quartet, now a...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SEX allowance makes ENGLAND’S ROSE five pounds lighter than WOW WOW in this afternoon’s five and a half furlong Bearings and Accessories Trophy, a similar weight difference when they met at three furlongs straight, late June, and she came out of...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ST GEORGE’s College will start their defence of the Jamaica Taekwondo McKay Security High School League at October’s Jamaica Taekwondo Open without four key fighters who led them to their first outright title last season. Coach Andre Sinclair, who...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A ONCE sleepy residential area of mainly senior citizens, whose children of the 1970s left their nests at the start of the millennium, Harbour View’s rapid transition to a university community has come with its economic spinoffs, but with criminals...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POOR BIGDADDYKOOL, just when he thought he might have got a break from SHE’S A MANEATER, who turns six next year and might make a good broodmare prospect, here comes STRANGER DANGER ready to dish out another year of walloping. STRANGER DANGER makes...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POST position one is not necessarily a bad draw for 1000 Guineas winner I AM DI ONE in this afternoon’s Saint Cecelia Trophy at six and a half furlongs. She is a forceful filly who gives her riders hell to contain and should break sharp enough...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie is taking a bold gamble with his importee, BOLD AFLAIR, who carries topweight 126lb with jockey Robert Halledeen in this afternoon’s ninth event, a sprint at five and a half furlongs, despite having the services of leading...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER is all set to surpass EROS’ mark of 21 victories as a top-class horse when she lines up this afternoon in the Gold Cup, the very event in which EROS immortalised himself in 1994, setting one of four track records he held...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GIVING weight all around, St Leger runner-up TOONA CILIATA will need the help of stablemates BIG BANG and, most important, UNIVERSAL BOSS to stave off Gary Subratie’s pair of SENTIENT and United States-bred SHE’S AN INTROVERT in this afternoon’s...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ALL eyes will be on the tote board after this afternoon’s ninth race to see how fast SPARKLE DIAMOND completes seven and a half furlongs among overnight allowance horses as he begins his quest to qualify for November’s Diamond Mile. Having already...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s O & S Tack Room Trophy feature, at six and a half furlongs, is one of those distances which require a combination of speed, mid-race pace and gumption up the lane to conquer. Anthony Nunes’...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RUN THATCHER RUN and BIGDADDYKOOL should easily put away rivals this afternoon in their respective races at five and 10 furlongs as they prepare for major grade-one events in the last quarter of the season. Having lost his first race in five starts...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPARKLE DIAMOND, the most talked-about horse in training at Caymanas Park, starts his race against time this afternoon to meet the conditions for what could be the fifth and last running of the US$115,000 Diamond Mile on November 9. Having made a...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes’ FAYROUZ ran somewhat out of ­character last time out, disputing the lead with UNCLE VINNIE at a mile when both were beaten by out-of-class DYSFUNCTIONAL on July 10, a race which should be thrown out the window by handicappers hunting...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT, PATRIARCH and ANOTHER VIGOROUS, all deemed to have underperformed behind 25-1 upsetter, EXHILARATE, two and a half weeks ago at five furlongs straight, makes for an interesting rematch on the round course, going five and a half, in...

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