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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | February 6, 2023 | 12:49 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POSITIVE ID easily outstayed seven rivals in yesterday’s overnight allowance at nine and a half furlongs, improving from last at the clubhouse turn to fourth down the backstretch before making a sweeping move entering the straight to go by POWER,...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 1:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

POSITIVE ID’s brave second behind LURE OF LUCY at nine furlongs and 25 yards on January 2 makes him the horse to beat in Sunday’s overnight allowance at nine and a half furlongs, though facing course specialist CRIMSON, who was only three-quarter...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 1:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY’s DOMINANCE in sprint to middle-distance races will be on show again in this Saturday’s Eileen Cliggott Memorial for which only four rivals have bothered to show. Were it not for Jason DaCosta throwing in off-colour KING ARTHUR and...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2023 | 12:33 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

YELLOWSTONE completed a hat-trick of wins and a three-timer for Anthony Thomas, repelling NUCLEAR NOON for his fifth victory at five and a half furlongs in yesterday’s George HoSang Trophy feature race. Vastly improved since fitted with a visor for...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 1:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A CRACKER is expected in Sunday’s George HoSang feature at six furlongs, an overnight allowance with a true pace from start to finish. The inside post should see a mad dash to the half-mile marker, with EMPEROROFTHECATS breaking from the one hole...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 1:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RETURNING WITH topweight 126lb at a mile in Saturday’s Alexander Hamilton Memorial – a nine-pound weight swing in favour of DUKE from their last meeting – United States-bred I’VE GOT MAGIC’s recent humbling of the seven-year-old grey at six...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 1:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RACE CAR has looked sharp at exercise, suggesting that the United States-bred horse could spring to life in Saturday’s Allan E ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial at seven furlongs for non-restricted overnight allowance runners. Slipping down in class after...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 12:52 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOLF CONTINUES to significantly impact the St Ann/St Mary hotel belt with Couples Resorts scoring another hole-in-one on Sunday by raising $2.2 million for Three Hills Primary School at its 21st annual Ocho Rios charity tournament held at Sandals...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2023 | 1:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LOCAL-bred YELLOWSTONE yesterday returned off a two-and-a-half month lay-up to prove his narrow, fast-time victory over LUKSOL on October 30 was no fluke, scoring a solid win over slow-starting 4-5 favourite, imported CHAMPION BUBBLER, at five and...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2023 | 1:52 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES-bred I’VE GOT MAGIC yesterday displayed his vast improvement since fitted with a tongue tie in December’s Mouttet Mile, dismissing sprinters at six furlongs in the St Catherine Cup. Surprisingly early, tackling GOD OF LOVE and MADELYN...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 1:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DUKE and GOD OF LOVE crossed paths so many times last season it’s hard to compile a tale of the tape detailing the battle-hardened pair of seven-year-olds’ numerous showdowns, which continue in Saturday’s St Catherine Cup at six furlongs. Add to...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:41 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAKEUPARTIST’S CLASS and grit were exposed in her last victory, returning off an eight-month lay-up in August against CAPTUREMYSHIP, one of the toughest horses to beat in overnight allowance out of the five-straight chute. Drawn at post-position...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 12:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

OMAR Walker yesterday rode a copybook leader’s race astride United States-bred five-year-old, LURE OF LUCY, going all the way at nine furlongs and 25 yards in the Fan Appreciation Day Trophy. Breaking from stall three in the nine-horse field of non...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2022 | 1:03 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LURE OF LUCY certainly mellowed as a four-year-old last season, proving her versatility on Mouttet Mile Day, running a cracker against classic-winning stablemate MINIATURE MAN in the Chairman’s Plate at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Returning at the...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 1:33 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY’s Mouttet Mile run, kicking clear off the turn after being pressed for six furlongs by the best horses in the country, before being caught a half-furlong out by closers, was a massive effort under the circumstances. None of the five horses...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 1:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MOJITO ATTACKED stablemate BURLAP and the filly MAMMA MIA a half-mile out to take control of yesterday’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, scoring a comfortable three-length win with Dane Dawkins for trainer Richard Azan. Administered lasix, plus...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2022 | 1:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S MY DESTINY blinded GOD OF LOVE with speed, shooting clear four and a half furlongs out with Omar Walker, to easily land yesterday’s Chris Armond Sprint Trophy in an out-of-class 1:04.4 at five and a half furlongs. DUKE, running with a nine-...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2022 | 1:47 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WHETHER the tongue tie did the trick the second time around for LEGIT BOSS, or MAMMA MIA simply blew up in the stretch run - after ripping splits of 23.1, 46.1, 59.3 and 1:13.3 in the seven-furlong Pick 3 Super Challenge - will certainly be...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2022 | 1:38 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S MY DESTINY has improved leaps and bounds as a four-year-old, mainly over middle distances, clocking an incredible 1:37.3 at a mile, with topweight 126lb, heading into the Mouttet Mile. The non-believers sent off SHE’S MY DESTINY at 13-1 in...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 1:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EMPEROROFTHECATS fended off a wall of horses from start to finish, landing yesterday’s Charles Hussey Trophy by a length over his favoured straight course. Partnered by Shane Ellis, classic-placed EMPEROROFTHECATS remained unbeaten over the...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 1:52 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EMPEROROFTHECATS appears none the worse off the lay-up since eased back into speed gallops a month ago in preparation for Sunday’s overnight allowance at five furlongs straight. Named for four-time champion jockey Charles Hussey, the event pits...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2022 | 1:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ST LEGER winner BLUE VINYL races for the fourth time in five weeks this Saturday, his easiest of the lot, a second crack at overnight allowance after being outclassed by United States-bred I’VE GOT MAGIC in last Sunday’s Ahwhofah Sprint at six...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2022 | 5:42 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

I’VE GOT MAGIC recovered from traffic problems a furlong after the start to outclass St Leger winner BLUE VINYL at six furlongs in yesterday’s Ahwhofah Sprint, franking his creditable run behind stablemate EXCESSIVE FORCE in the Mouttet Mile....

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 1:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

I’VE GOT MAGIC is down two classes from his brave Mouttet Mile run last Saturday, finishing down the track in 10th place - a quarter-length off ATOMICA and seven behind stablemate EXCESSIVE FORCE - who ran through inside the last half-furlong to...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2022 | 1:42 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EXCESSIVE FORCE’s Mouttet Mile victory last Saturday points to MADELYN’S SUNSHINE as the horse to beat in this week’s MBet Summit of Speed Trophy feature at six furlongs after her one-length loss against him at the trip on November 12. However,...

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