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Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta's DRUMMER BOY is vastly improved and has the experience of veteran jockey Gary Richards, plus the necessary pace, to get first run on COMMANDER TWO in this afternoon's Boom Jamaica Derby.So improved is DRUMMER BOY that...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's top martial artists get a last chance to sharpen their skills at this Saturday's Everlast Seido Karate International Tournament ahead of departing the island for the International Sports Karate Association United States Open the following...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA's Nicholas Dusard will attempt to repeat his feat of beating a multiple world champion live on ESPN's Night of Champions when he faces Timothy Bos of Italy at the 2018 International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) United States Open in...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's contingent of 50 martial artists will start departing the island on July 3 for the 2018 International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) United States Open at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.Led by fighters from Jamaica'...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WAYNE DaCosta's MR UNIVERSE will have the lead for himself in this afternoon's Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes trophy but can still be caught by Anthony Nunes' ORPHEUS in the six-furlong event for open allowance runners.MR UNIVERSE's awesome...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WILL IN CHARGE has been dealt a bad hand by the handicapper, which, if he even defies, on principle, would not vindicate him being allotted topweight 126lb for this afternoon's Chairman's Trophy, giving away weight to old rival BIGDADDYKOOL and two-...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GUINEAS winner COMMANDER TWO will seek to answer DRUMMER BOY's Lotto Classic victory by taking on older horses in this afternoon's open allowance, a seven-furlong event, which will be keenly watched by rival connections with the Jamaica Derby three...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

STRICTLY at the weights, last year's Lotto Sprint winner, TALENTED TONY K, who carried 126lb and led the Easter Sprint to the furlong pole two months ago, should be the horse to beat on paper with 111lb in this afternoon's overnight allowance at the...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A powerful horse racing lobby, the Jamaica Heads of Horse Racing Association (JHHRA), on Tuesday unanimously voted to petition Supreme Ventures Racing and...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

St George's College scored a tie-breaking victory over Calabar High to grab an unbeatable 3-2 lead in the Jamaica Taekwondo McKay Security High School Team Sparring Competition during Saturday's Zendo Open at the University of Technology.Duncan...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FEMALE apprentice Mellisa Ward returned to the winners' enclosure amid rousing applause yesterday after getting MARVELLOUS MARVA to last home by a head from HOVER CRAFT, ridden by six-time champion jockey Omar Walker, in the 1820-metre Mark My Word...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SURROUNDED by top jockeys on three horses from the yard of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, female apprentice Mellisa Ward will have to display nerves of steel aboard Philip Feanny's grey mare, MARVELLOUS MARVA, in this afternoon's co-feature, the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CRUCIAL APPEAL has a great draw in this afternoon's G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial at his favourite distance, 1000 metres straight, whereas his main threats will have the track bias against them in the overnight allowance event.Though he shares...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PATRICK LYNCH's versatile six-year-old, ANOTHER BULLET, defied topweight 57.0 kilos, at odds of 3-1, to beat late-closing LOTTERY TICKET by a length in Saturday's 1000-metre round open allowance.Refitted with a visor for the sharp sprint, ANOTHER...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Anthony Nunes' SOTOMAYOR has the class and staying ability to outgun younger rivals in this afternoon's fifth event at 1820 metres, facing Spencer Chung's staying foreigner, MY ELLE BELLE, and Richard Azan's unbeaten PEKING CRUZ.Placed in every...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GUINEAS runner-up, WESTERN LEGEND, who established himself as an early favourite for June's Jamaica Derby, after smashing the stakes record in winning the 1820 metre Simply Magic Cup by 15 lengths, died of colic yesterday morning at Caymanas Park....

Published:Monday | May 7, 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:Monday | May 7, 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:Saturday | May 5, 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:Saturday | May 5, 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:Wednesday | May 2, 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:Tuesday | May 1, 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:Saturday | April 28, 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:Saturday | April 21, 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:Friday | April 20, 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...

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