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Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOD OF LOVE outbattled GO DEH GIRL by a half-length in what turned out to be a match race on the lead in the Gerry Skelton Memorial at five and a half furlongs yesterday. Down in class among overnight allowance runners, the level at which he had...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOD OF LOVE is down in class and on the prowl, returning to overnight allowance for the Gerry Skelton Memorial at five and a half furlongs tomorrow, having notched his only victory this season when similarly lowering his sights in June. However,...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH dominating last month’s Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ at six furlongs, completing the stable exacta for Richard Azan, SLAMMER and PERFECT BREW could find themselves in a stew Saturday, going up against BRINKS and POWER, pacey colts coming off...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Nunes ended the weekend with back-to-back last-race victories over rival Jason DaCosta, ALIMONY landing yesterday’s non-winners-of-two sprint at five furlongs round ahead of SUDDEN FLIGHT. On Saturday, Nunes’ SPARKLE DIAMOND made every post...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HEART OF THE SEA has the speed and a rail-hugging draw to steal a march on rivals in tomorrow’s closing event at five furlongs round, a victory Jason DaCosta badly needs to end the weekend on a high in his battle with Anthony Nunes atop the...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AARON Chatrie made amends for MUM’s recent disqualification and returned to close a two-timer with DIAMOND STAR on yesterday’s nine-race card. A disqualified winner with Chatrie at five furlongs straight, two Sundays ago, MUM again gave her backers...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LAST SUNDAY’S disqualified winner, MUM, and fourth-past-the-post ALEXA’S DREAM, who was subsequently promoted to third, should land their respective divisions of Monday’s fillies-only event, restricted to three-year-olds, at five furlongs straight...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IAN PARSARD has a chokehold on $2.5 million Port Royal Sprint at six furlongs tomorrow, sending to post three fancied runners in the seven-horse field – morning-line favourite SHE’S A WONDER, FATHER PATRICK and ROJORN DI PILOT. Gary Subratie’s DUKE...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HORSE-OF-THE-YEAR honours, a three-way claim to bragging rights and a hotly contested trainers’ title race are all on the line in Saturday’s nine-and-half furlong Jamaica Cup, which has had a build-up fraught with the unexpected. From BILLY WHIZZ’...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES-bred LURE OF LUCY is the ante-post favourite to notch a fourth straight win when she lines up in Saturday’s St Elizabeth Distaff for fillies and mares, one of three co-features on Jamaica Day at Caymanas Park, topped by the six-...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

STEVIE THE GREAT, who debuted as a four-year-old winner in July, ran like a seasoned pro yesterday to chalk up his fourth victory from six starts, hanging on by a diminishing short head to beat HELICOPTER flying at the finish of the five-and-a-half...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

K.D. ROCKET tried to pull a fast one on rivals, going six furlongs on October 16, but was cut down by ALEXA’S LODGE inside the final furlong after ripping splits of 22.4, 34.1 and 45.4 into the lane. Despite coming around from an outside draw to...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FORTUNE has favoured NUCLEAR NOON twice in under a week, getting a field half-stacked with stayers going five furlongs round on Saturday after being gifted Sunday’s Tack Room Trophy at the start by BILLY WHIZZ. Almost six of the 13 starters back-to...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Spurred by the mushrooming of fast-food delivery services amid surging demand during curfews, hotelier Lee Issa has seized on the coronavirus pandemic’s motorcycle boom to form a new company specialising in electric bikes and scooters. Pitched as...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BILLY WHIZZ, considered the safest horse to peep through a blinker on yesterday’s nine-race card, sent bets crashing by losing the only way he could, rearing at the start of the six-furlong O...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DERBY runner-up BILLY WHIZZ has been gifted the non-winners-of-four O...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PRNCSSHOOTINGSTAR’s manner of victory on debut, eased in 46.3, after an opening quarter of 22.3, was an awesome display of sprinting, reminiscent of her sire, Buzz Nightmare, making her a frightening prospect with 116lb in Saturday’s Cash Pot ‘Only...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 3:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’s first open-water swim meet in two years, ‘Swim for the Sanctuary’, set for Saturday, November 6, at White River House Beach, Ocho Rios, has the aquatic community and partners of the event’s beneficiary, the White River Fish Sanctuary, all...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COURSE-specialist CAPTUREMYSHIP yesterday used superior speed to overcome his inner-rail draw, outfinishing United States-bred SPARKLE DIAMOND in the afternoon’s overnight allowance at five furlongs straight. Partnered by champion-jockey designate...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY’s Gold Cup warm-up, a comprehensive eight-length victory over LABAN, was no joke. Carrying topweight 126lb and having to swoop down on free-running VICTORY TURN, who ripped 22.3, 33.2, 45.1 and 57.3 into the lane, before taking over and...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPEEDSTERS ROY ROGERS and LURE OF LUCY used their pace and class to land their respective divisions of yesterday’s Errol ‘Big Sub’ Memorial Trophy at a mile. ROY ROGERS’ used his consistency and claim-induced lightweight 112lb to run rivals into...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DRAW a thick line through ROY ROGERS’ run last Saturday, taken out shortly after the start by ANOTHER BULLET, who forced him down on NEVADA, effectively ending his race in the five-and-a-half furlong event won by DUKE. Well, guess who wouldn’t...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER twice taking the fight to new lord of the round course, KING ARTHUR, DOUBLE CROWN gets more than a fair chance, at the weight, to capitalise on the 2020 derby winner’s absence in Saturday’s Mark My Word Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards....

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING Jason DaCosta by the cost of a candy atop the trainers’ stakes standings, heading into Saturday’s meet, Anthony Nunes is hoping to pull off another upset with SANTORINI in the Royal Dad Trophy after flooring his rival’s BILLY WHIZZ at nine...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GUINEAS and Oaks winner SHE’S A WONDER will be wondering where’s the weight on Saturday when she reports at 114lb, the lightest she has been in almost a year, taking on older horses for the first time in the I’msatisfied Trophy at six furlongs....

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