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Published:Friday | January 18, 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:Friday | January 11, 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:Sunday | January 6, 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:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | January 1, 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:Friday | December 28, 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:Wednesday | December 26, 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:Sunday | December 23, 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:Friday | December 21, 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-...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION Wayne DaCosta is banking on SHE'S A MANEATER to bring in $1.2 million in 11 days, a desperate attempt to wrest the trainers' championship lead from Anthony Nunes, who fortune smiled on in the Diamond Mile as his BIGDADDYKOOL grabbed second...

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

FIGHTING with his back against the ropes, champion Wayne DaCosta yesterday slashed Anthony Nunes' lead in half to end the afternoon $870,700 behind his rival, who he upstaged in two key races, keeping alive his hopes of landing an 18th trainers'...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Anthony Nunes could win as many as four races this afternoon as he continues to peel away from defending champion 17-time winner Wayne DaCosta in the trainers' title race, which took a dramatic turn when SHE'S A MANEATER bolted and was scratched...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE SHE'S A MANEATER-WILL IN CHARGE saga continues at Caymanas Park this afternoon in the $13.9m Diamond Mile, the race on which an entire racing season hinges with plots and subplots such as history, the Horse of the Year crown and trainers'...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Robert Pearson yesterday said he was "very happy" with WILL IN CHARGE drawing post-position eight in Saturday's Diamond Mile, adding that the Gold Cup winner, who lost the Superstakes by a head bob, is "smack in the middle, where he can...

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

'TITLE-chasing trainer Anthony Nunes and his owners face a crucial decision, which has a deadline of 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday - whether to nominate Oaks-winning filly FAYROUZ in Saturday's $13.9-million Diamond Mile or pull her from the...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ST CATHERINE Football Association President Peter Reid is still singing the praises of new title sponsors, Alliance MoneyGram and McKay Security two weeks into the Major League's new season, which kicked off on Friday, November 16."It's a two-year...

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

TITLE-chasing Anthony Nunes has this afternoon's Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy by the scruff of the neck, attempting an ambitious exacta with unbeaten ante-post favourite CORAZON and speedy stablemate JUICE MAN, a feat that could wipe out the $2.68...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A BETTER script couldn't have been written for this afternoon's 10-race card as the battles intensify in a gripping war between the top two barns at Caymanas Park.Anthony Thomas is separated by seven winners from his pursuer in the jockeys' standings...

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

GRAYDON ran a great race last Saturday, beaten by the handicaps, giving 12lb to the winner, MY SISTER, after getting involved in breakneck splits down the backstretch, and should relish the easier pace of this afternoon's United Racehorse Trainers'...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Enos Brown's debutant, BRAETON GIGOLO, won yesterday's Abbie Grannum Memorial at 9-1 odds in the stewards' room, denying champion trainer Wayne DaCosta a vital victory with RIDDIM UP in his battle to stave off arch-rival Anthony Nunes, who...

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

This afternoon's Abbie Grannum Memorial for two-year-old maidens, a field of 10 starters with no eye-catching entry, could be a tricky one, especially at seven furlongs.It makes no sense playing hero with a bunch of unproven maidens so approach this...

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

LAST year, the Superstakes was all about SHE'S A MANEATER and BIGDADDYKOOL, whether the Triple crown-winning filly could upstage the four-year-old gelding, who had won the race in the stewards' room the previous year.This afternoon, a dance crasher...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican karate athlete Alton Brown hits the mat on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain, at the 24th World Karate Federation (WKF) World Championships, aiming at gold and automatic qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Games, when the martial art makes its Olympic...

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

BATTLE lines have been drawn, wagers made, and sides taken throughout Caymanas Park as the respective championships, particularly trainers' and jockeys', have set tongues wagging ahead of the two biggest racemeets at the back end of the racing...

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

GARY Subratie pulled off a 4-1 coup with United States-bred SARATOGA SIGHT, landing yesterday's feature, the Errol 'Big Sub' Subratie, run over a mile, honouring his late father's memory.Subratie, who was moved to tears when he won the inaugural...

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