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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

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....

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FURTHER AND BEYOND used his big mid-race pace to make an incisive move three and a half furlongs out, splitting rivals within a furlong, to come off the home turn in charge of the overnight allowance at seven and a half furlongs yesterday. Out for...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR might have conquered rivals out of the mile chute with topweight in last month’s She’s a Maneater Trophy. However, he hasn’t won a route race since revelling in the mud to outfinish NIPSTER in last year’s Jamaica Derby, exposing a chink...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAKEUPARTIST made all the running to notch her fifth win from six starts, beating overnight allowance rivals by almost six lengths in a fast 1:11.4 for six furlongs yesterday. MAKEUPARTIST’s victory tightened leading owner Carlton Watson’s hold on...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SOLID APPROACH was forced to chase the pace too early last time out, her second run off a four-month lay-up, leaving her flat-footed against race-fit LABAN at six furlongs. The United States-bred mare has really trained well for her return in...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY is still in his comfort zone, going seven furlongs in the Kilowatt tomorrow after decimating rivals, clocking 1:05.0 at five and a half furlongs in last month’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission trophy race. The speed demon ripped...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MONEY MONSTER delivered on his recent hint of returning form, blowing past ROY ROGERS on the home turn to outclass rivals in the Kenneth Mattis Memorial at nine furlongs and 25 yards yesterday. Having found the opposition tough, amid training...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COURSE-specialist SALVATION has a great draw and suitable weight in Saturday’s 10th to avenge her only loss in five starts at five furlongs straight, suffered at the feet of KING ARTHUR on April 8, when she was terribly drawn in a 13-horse field...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BIG JULE entered the August 7 Jamaica Derby as the least-prepared runner, yet he was three-in-a-row with CALCULUS and BILLY WHIZZ, turning for home behind FURTHER AND BEYOND, before weakening, zigzagging a furlong and a half out, on what was only...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR ran probably one of his worst races ever last time out, carrying near topweight in the July 31 Legal Light Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards, finishing next-to-last, Anthony Thomas watching from 19 lengths down the track as CRIMSON...

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LABYCKA rebounded from her dismal run in the August 7 Jamaica Oaks, making every post a winning one for trainer Steven Todd in the Caymanas Park 1959 at a mile yesterday. Running with only 105lb under lightweight claiming rider Jordan Barrett,...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

HOIST THE MAST, who avoided SHE’S A WONDER and the rigours of the 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks, instead facing stablemate GO DEH GIRL two days later over the straight course, should use her pace to outclass rivals at seven and a half furlongs in...

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