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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...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE biggest indicator yet, that all might not be well with Triple Crown aspirant, SUPREME SOUL, was published in the Track and Pools form book, a bookmaker’s advertisement, offering odds on this afternoon’s St Leger, but with a rider, only if...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

NOT even the 11lb she will give up in this afternoon’s fifth race should stop SHE’S A MANEATER from flogging BIGDADDYKOOL at seven and a half furlongs. However, much railbird excitement surrounds the circumstances under which the duo renews rivalry...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MY SUPER GIRL fought off MY SISTER from the top of the straight, finding extra a half-furlong out, to pull away in yesterday’s overnight allowance at five and a half furlongs, registering back-to-back wins for jockey Oneil Mullings and trainer...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SEISHIHAN Tony Robinson has described the grand championship fight between Jamaica combined martial arts team members Delano Francis and Akino Lindsayat Seido Karate’s recent 43rd anniversary tournament as “a great spectacle of point fighting at...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT, November’s Caribbean Sprint winner, who finished ahead of WILL IN CHARGE and SHE’S A MANEATER when beaten by ANOTHER BULLET in April’s Lady Geeta Trophy, is down in class among open allowance runners this afternoon. At the...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s quartet at last week’s International Sports Karate Association United States Open World Championships was one of the smallest female contingents ever, but still managed to reap nine medals – four gold, four silver and a bronze, from an...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA combined martial arts team captain Ackeem Lawrence added icing to Jamaica’s cake, which already had 53 medals, at the International Sports Karate Association United States Open on Saturday, landing his second Night of Champions victory with...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A MANEATER will be racing the clock in this afternoon’s six-furlong None Such Sprint, facing three of her stablemates, along with ANOTHER BULLET and MONEY MAGNET for company, after skipping last week’s Viceroy Trophy at nine furlongs, dodging...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MASTER Alvin Bernard, the tae kwon do coach behind Kenneth Edwards’ historic qualification for the London 2012 Olympics, on Thursday gave a thumbs up to the International Taekwondo Associations (International Taekwondo Federation) US Open Challenge...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE old guard, Olympian Kenneth Edwards and multiworld medallist Nicholas Dusard yesterday reminded the young Turks of Jamaica’s combined martial arts team that ‘experience teaches wisdom’, both grabbing gold medals at yesterday’s inaugural...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s successful ­staging of two martial arts world tournaments in four years, the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup in 2014 and the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Associations World Championships last...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:43 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FOR the second consecutive running, the favourite in the nine-furlong Viceroy Trophy left the gate sprawling, SHE’S A MANEATER last year and WILL IN CHARGE yesterday, finishing next to last behind Anthony Nunes’ BIGDADDYKOOL. From the moment WILL...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPREME SOUL giving up 16lb at 10 furlongs and chasing down SENTIENT, 110lb, to win last month’s Governor’s Cup makes this afternoon’s Jamaica Derby a foregone conclusion, going 12 furlongs and sitting level with rivals. Anthony Nunes can go ahead...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s combined martial arts team members are fine-tuning training ahead of the 2019 US Open International Sports Karate Association World Martial Arts Championships, starting July 3 in Orlando, Florida. Ackeem Lawrence leads Jamaica’s 12-man...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s overnight allowance, at seven and a half furlongs, for horses who have never won at the level, should play into MY ELLE BELLE’s running style, her only real threat being CAPTUREMYSHIP. However, CAPTUREMYSHIP will have to prove his...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s United States-bred filly, HILLY’S HALO, faces five rivals in a near-farce in today’s Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. Bar PATRIARCH, who she had behind by almost seven lengths in her loss to ANOTHER VIGOROUS on May 25, a...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes’ top fillies, PRINCESS AVA and I AM DI ONE, that who were floored by rival Wayne DaCosta’s 9-1 outsider, PRINCESS ANNIE, in last month’s 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks, return to the route course in separate races this...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING trainer Anthony Nunes’ HOUDINI’S MAGIC easily won yesterday’s open allowance event at Caymanas Park, going past DRUMMER BOY on the final turn and sprinting clear to outclass UNCLE FRANK and SARATOGA SIGHT by four lengths. HOUDINI’S MAGIC’s...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:39 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta appears to have a plan up his sleeve for UNCLE FRANK’s clash with Anthony Nunes’ HOUDINI’S MAGIC and SARATOGA SIGHT, with whom he renews rivalry in this afternoon’s fifth race after winning an eventful finish at seven...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PHILIP Feanny’s United States-bred LEGALITY is 12 lb lighter than he has ever been in five starts, three of which were convincing victories, interrupted only by defeat to EARN YOUR STRIPES, whom he allowed 15 lb at seven and a half furlongs in...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY NUNES’ SUPREME SOUL, and his stablemate, EARN YOUR STRIPES, should have this afternoon’s Governor’s Cup field at their mercy, especially with the absence of Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes winner, RUN THATCHER RUN, the horse they had tag-teamed...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s one-eyed SARATOGA SIGHT missed the break but recovered down the backstretch to go in chase of stablemate UNCLE VINNIE, sprinting clear off the turn, before turning back a challenge from BRUCE WAYNE to win the Reynold Gonzalves...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOING two turns, SARATOGA SIGHT’s big effort on December 12, caught stealing home by HOVER CRAFT at nine furlongs and 25 yards, appears to give him the edge over BRUCE WAYNE in this afternoon’s Ren Gonsalves Trophy at 10 furlongs. BRUCE WAYNE has...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RENEWING rivalry at a more favourable distance, nine furlongs and 25 yards, in today’s Legal Light Trophy, hoping to make amends for their third, and fourth-place finishes last time out, WILL IN CHARGE and SHE’S A MANEATER are up against old foe...

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