Wed | Apr 8, 2020

Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FAVOURITES St George’s College came roaring back at rivals recently, wiping out many-time former champions Calabar 4-1 at the Shai-Tai Karate Open at Campion College to take a 3-1 lead in the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Schoolboy League....

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RICHARD Stone was the toast of the evening, taking the coveted black belt heavyweight crown after going through Armani Bernard, the favourite, who had eliminated the other Jamaicans in the field. In the male black belt lightweight category, a...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SET at 157 yards at Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Ann, the 11th hole will have a sleek prize awaiting the first player to hit a hole in one at the May 4-5 Sandals Golf and Jerk Festival. On Wednesday, the hole-in-one ‘trophy’, a shiny...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HOT claiming apprentice Christopher Mamdeen has shaken off one legend atop the jockeys’ standings, five-time former champion Trevor Simpson, with whom he was joint leader in early February, now, he has sights set on another, six-time former...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RUN THATCHER RUN has absolutely nobody to seriously test him on the lead this afternoon, unlike last Saturday’s race when GO GO GIRL, then CRUCIAL APPEAL, made things interesting for the first three furlongs in the chestnut colt’s first run off a...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JESSICA Cargill has historically qualified as Jamaica’s karate athlete for August’s International Olympic Committee Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, after successfully competing at the March 18-23 Pan American Senior Championships in Panama. Fighting...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta’s champion two-year-old from last season, RUN THATCHER RUN, has a race against time in this afternoon’s third race whereas his half-sister, the illustrious SHE’S A MANEATER, will also be racing time – the clock – in...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CORAZON and EARN YOUR STRIPES, third and fourth, respectively, behind RUN THATCHER RUN in December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, should outclass rivals to hand trainer Anthony Nunes and jockey Robert Halledeen a Guineas-prep double in this...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA College sprang a major upset on favourites St George’s College at the weekend, snapping the North Street lads’ two-tournament win streak in the McKay Security High School League with a 3-2 victory at Saturday’s Everlast Jamaica Tae-kwondo...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s top martial artists, including International Tae-kwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup medallists, will today pit skills in patterns, breaking, and exciting sparring bouts at the 2019 McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association Invitational...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN PARSARD’s SUPERLUMINAL is on a hat-trick of wins, going up against Gary Subratie’s pair of speedy NUCLEAR FLIGHT and the closer, SARATOGA SIGHT, in this afternoon’s seven-and-a-half-furlong King’s Plate. NUCLEAR FLIGHT scored an avenging...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES-bred STRANGER DANGER made a mockery of rivals in yesterday’s Ash Wednesday Trophy for overnight allowance runners, winning the six-and-a-half furlongs event unchallenged with champion jockey Anthony Thomas aboard. The three-year-old...

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

MY SISTER finally gets a good draw at five furlongs straight and should start this afternoon’s late double for the trainer-jockey-owner combination of Gary Subratie, Dane Dawkins, and Michael Bernard, with the closer being SOUL CURE in the fillies-...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

After sweeping Saturday’s Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes with FATHER PATRICK and LADY BLUE, respectively, Omar Walker is aboard another impressive-looking three-year-old this afternoon – Ian Parsard’s KINGSMAN, who arrived here in-utero and blazed...

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

FATHER PATRICK appears to be a cinch in one leg of Saturday’s six-furlong co-feature for three-year-olds, the Sir Howard Stakes. However, the fillies-only Hot Line Stakes has been thrown open with fitness concerns surrounding the return of LADY...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s fillies-only Eight Thirty Sprint and co-feature Mercury Sprint, for colts and geldings, should be approached with caution for multiple reasons, including the tricky distance of five furlongs straight, the presence of first-...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

OUTGUNNED by big horse SHE'S A MANEATER, and before that WILL IN CHARGE in the Diamond Mile, top sprinter CHACE THE GREAT faces lesser rivals in this afternoon's Reggae Trophy at five furlongs straight.However, the Dwight Chen-trained six-year-old...

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

ANOTHER VIGOROUS has transformed from a tearaway sprinter to a more relaxed running style, which should suit him when he goes for a second straight win among open-allowance company in this afternoon's St Catherine Cup at five and a half furlongs....

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Black belt Ackeem Lawrence and a team of junior coloured-belt martial artists recently returned from Florida with five silver and a bronze reaped at a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) open event at which coach Jason McKay said the experienced gained...

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

Ryan Darby's JACKO LINKS is actually lowering his sights for this afternoon's City of Kingston Centenary Cup, racing in a lower optional claiming group than the one he won a little over a month ago, beating WILSON at the exact distance of a mile....

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Javaniel Patterson started a new season of horse racing at Caymanas Park with a two-timer, opening the nine-race card with 4-1 shot LICI'S PEPSI in the New Year's Day Trophy, and returned to boot home 3-5 favourite FOOT SOLDIER in the $1m McKay...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Reigning champion Wayne DaCosta starts this afternoon in the driver's seat for an 18th overall and 13th consecutive title, sitting on a $1,577,600 lead, with a three-timer lined up to steady his ship - UNBREAKABLE, STRANGER DANGER and PURE HEART -...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta's RUN THATCHER RUN yesterday beat Anthony Nunes' quartet into second, third, fourth, and fifth to land the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, bagging $2.2M for the champion trainer, who ended the afternoon $1.6M ahead, virtually assured an...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Ravaged by Wayne DaCosta's determined comeback, capped by a well-crafted five-timer on Saturday, which pushed the champion $1.47m clear in the trainers' title race, Anthony Nunes' hopes of winning his first crown now depend on how much purse money...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SITTING $127,700 behind leader Anthony Nunes, who is hunting his first trainers' title, 17-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta has crafted a plan to wipe out his rival's expected $2 million winner's purse from next Wednesday's Jamaica Two-Year-old-...

Pages

Subscribe to Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer