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Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PATRIARCH, under a patient ride from star-of-the-day Dane Dawkins, fought off stablemate GOD OF LOVE to seal an exacta for trainer Fitzgerald Richards in the St Catherine Cup at six furlongs yesterday. Speedy PATRIARCH took over from GOD OF LOVE...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

JASON DaCosta drew New Year first blood on champion trainer Anthony Nunes yesterday, EAGLE ONE turning back GO DEH GIRL in an ongoing battle of the top barns, which had taken the 2021 trainers’ stakes race down to the wire on Boxing Day. Running...

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2022 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie’s AWESOME TREASURE upstaged stablemate SUPREME SOUL, making all the running in yesterday’s Fan Appreciation Day Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards. The United States-bred mare broke sharply from post-position two in the...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ONEOFAKIND, a veteran of last year’s classic campaign, outbattled this season’s Derby runner-up, BILLY WHIZZ, to land yesterday’s Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial by a neck at a mile. The winning margin came down to reinsmanship with jockey Robert...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TURNONTHELIGHT and CRUELLA closed from off the pace to win their respective sections of yesterday’s divided Miracle Cure Sprint for fillies at five and a half furlongs. Restricted to non-winners of two races, both events resulted in speed horses...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

IAN Parsard’s FATHER PATRICK blinded topweight DUKE with speed in yesterday’s six-furlong None Such Sprint, reversing back-to-back losses against the in-form grey, who surrendered second to ROJORN DI PILOT midway the last half-furlong. Breaking...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

BIG JULE returned from an 11-week lay-up to reproduce his Jamaica Derby form with a smashing 10-length win in yesterday’s United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica feature race at nine furlongs and 25 yards. BIG JULE, who had finished down...

Published:Sunday | November 14, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY NUNES’ FURTHER AND BEYOND stormed from fourth position a half-furlong out, going by EROY and CALCULUS, to nail BILLY WHIZZ at the wire in yesterday’s $6m Jamaica Cup, snatching the $3.27m winners’ purse and stakes lead in the trainers’...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

NUCLEAR NOON exploded from fourth a half-furlong out to outfinish ALEXA’S LODGE, DEEP BLUE SEA and WILSON at five furlongs round in yesterday’s closing event at Caymanas Park, keeping two-time defending champion trainer, Anthony Nunes, within...

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

RICHARD AZAN’S colts, SLAMMER and PERFECT BREW, chased down 2-5 favourite PRNCSSHOOTINGSTAR in the stretch run, beating the speedy filly into fourth place in yesterday’s Cash Pot ‘Only One For me’ Trophy race for two-year-olds at six furlongs. All...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

AWESOME TREASURE is far from being a five-straight specialist but takes a sneaky drop in class to contest the trip in tomorrow’s non-restricted overnight allowance. Having scored a 14-1 upset at five furlongs straight in May, clocking 58.2 to...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER CHAPTER was added to CALCULUS’ storybook season yesterday, a 14-1 upset in the Gold Cup, capitalising on the misfortune of even-money favourite, FURTHER AND BEYOND, whose jockey, Christopher Mamdeen, was forced to ride Apache-style after...

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

HOVER CRAFT yesterday rolled back his 11 years to outstay six rivals, none half his age, to score a four-and-a-half length win for leading trainer Jason DaCosta in the Mark My Word Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Carrying 110lb with all-but-...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR defied topweight 126lb for the second time within a month to beat CRIMSON by three-quarter length in yesterday’s Menudo at 10 furlongs. Presented in impeccable condition by Jason DaCosta, KING ARTHUR stalked EROY heading into the...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ROJORN DI PILOT outbattled PATRIARCH by three-quarter length to land yesterday’s five-furlong straight Reggae Trophy for trainer Ian Parsard. Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas shifted course-specialist ROJORN DI PILOT from behind speedy PATRIARCH...

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

KING ARTHUR yesterday rebounded from his dismal run in last month’s Legal Light Trophy, outfinishing SENTIENT and lightweight DOUBLE CROWN in the She’s A Maneater Trophy at a mile. Partnered by Anthony Thomas, KING ARTHUR reproduced his sparkling...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

BACK-TO-FORM importee EROY closed a four-timer for leading rider Anthony Thomas, scooting away from favourite FATHER PATRICK on the home turn of the Blumenthal Trophy. Though losing to FATHER PATRICK in the six-furlong LADY GEETA Trophy on June 7,...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 1:31 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CRIMSON’S ASTONISHING improvement this season was again evident yesterday, the Gary Subratie-trained five-year-old upstaging last year’s Jamaica Derby and St Leger winners in the Legal Light Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards. CRIMSON attacked...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 12:53 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK used one stone, a lightning-fast break, to kill two birds – turning back stablemates PATRIARCH and GOD OF LOVE – before streaking to an easy win in yesterday’s six-furlong Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. Lightweight claiming rider,...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

BILLY WHIZZ made short work of rivals in yesterday’s Knutsford Park Cup, making his winning bid from a half-mile out to coast home by five and a quarter lengths ahead of REGAL AND ROYAL. Carrying a modest 114lb after keeping company with the...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

IMPROVING American ONE DON has the temperament and running style to close a hat-trick in a little over three weeks, lining up against seven rivals, including in-form stablemate BIG BIG DADDY in Monday’s overnight allowance at nine furlongs and 25...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A CHANGE of barn, following two dismal performances in the Kingston and 2000 Guineas, was the tonic CALCULUS needed to upset his former stablemate, FURTHER AND BEYOND in yesterday’s Jamaica St Leger, underlining the difference a month can make...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

AWESOME TREASURE, running at odds of 21-1, changed gears on 1-2 favourite, EXCESSIVE FORCE, to run away with yesterday’s Alsafra Trophy, comfortably winning the mile event by two and three-quarter lengths. Slowly away for her last two starts and...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Thomas notched a three-timer on yesterday’s nine-race card to open a seven-win lead over Dane Nelson atop the jockeys’ standings. Thomas, who shared last year’s title with his rival after both reported sick on the last day of the season,...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

NUCLEAR NOON dug in determinedly with Robert Halledeen to run down imported stablemate, GO DEH GIRL, at seven furlongs, sending a strong message to champion trainer Anthony Nunes that FURTHER AND BEYOND also has a home-based threat for next month’s...

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