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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT is down in class from his big open-allowance run behind TREVOR’S CHOICE in the Chris Armond Sprint Trophy, finishing a charging half-length second to his much younger rival at five and a half furlongs. Reporting among non-restricted...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie started the new year exactly as he did last season, using 3-1 chance CRIMSON to land the annual Fan Appreciation Day Trophy. CRIMSON clocked 1:55.2 at nine furlongs and 25 yards, to win by three and a quarter lengths ahead of...

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

SINCE severing the umbilical cord from Wayne DaCosta’s barn late-season, after a strained relationship in 2020, six-time champion rider Omar Walker has been quietly digging heels into rival Anthony Nunes’ stable, booting home the likes of GO DEH...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JOURNEYMAN jockey 55-year-old Ian Spence yesterday produced a textbook ride aboard 6-5 favourite FURTHER AND BEYOND to land the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes on a chance call, summoned by champion trainer Anthony Nunes as replacement for Dane Nelson...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY’s supersonic performance at six and a half furlongs, two Saturdays ago, was only bettered this season by his similarly devastating run at eight and a half, the distance at which he nearly lowered Smile ‘N’ Leave’s track record in August....

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

OMAR Walker booted home a five-timer on yesterday’s nine-race card, but it was Dane Nelson’s lone win and Anthony Thomas’ failure to visit the winners’ enclosure, for the second consecutive meet, which left punters salivating this weekend. After...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPARKLE DIAMOND recovered from traffic problems along the rail, fell back to fourth approaching the half-mile marker but still managed to split the leaders at the top of the lane to win yesterday’s overnight allowance sprint off a four-month lay-up...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Having burnt his followers’ pockets in the season’s final classics, fourth in the St Leger and next-to-last in the Jamaica Derby, MAHOGANY, who promised much after being caught by WOW WOW in the 2000 Guineas, could start delivering on his...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ONEOFAKIND turned the tables on a dull-looking even-money favourite, ANOTHER AFFAIR, beating the much-travelled filly into third place in yesterday’s restricted stakes at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Reporting for her third race in a little over...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:36 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

EROY advertised his well-being by galloping out of his backyard Sunday morning, the nine-furlong chute, blazing six and a half furlongs in 1:19.4, telling all and sundry that he has recovered from the stone squeeze, which made him an early scratch...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FURTHER AND BEYOND pushed Anthony Nunes further, but not yet beyond the reach of nemesis Wayne DaCosta, by landing yesterday’s Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy for two-year-olds. Starting the morning with a lead of approximately $1 million and...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE racing gods have smiled on champion trainer Anthony Nunes, literally turning the tables on Wayne DaCosta, who, for the last three of his 13 consecutive titles, had SHE’S A MANEATER as his cannon against his nemesis, who finally dethroned him...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:04 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNIVERSAL BOSS looks set to benefit from EROY’s scratch out of this afternoon’s United Racehorse Trainers Association Trophy, going seven and a half furlongs. Imported EROY, who had worked brilliantly last Saturday morning, galloping five and a...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Wayne DaCosta has a lot riding on SIR ALTON in this afternoon’s ninth event, an open allowance/graded stakes at six furlongs, which, on paper, presents itself as an innocent rematch between his importee, SIR ALTON, and GOD OF LOVE, both of whom...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THIS afternoon’s 12-horse field for the Simply Magic Cup is void of real staying speed, which will suit TOMOHAWK’s one-paced way of closing in the stretch run of the nine-furlong-and-25-yard event. Ian Parsard’s PRINCESS LIZZY had made all at the...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Imported three-year-old, EROY, has become the marker horse for rising local stars this season, beating the Jamaica Derby and St Leger winners in two of his last three races, both at a mile, making him an automatic choice for this afternoon’s...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DEN STREET chased down the pair of fillies, HOIST THE MAST and SHE’S A WONDER, to win yesterday’s six-furlong Cash Pot Trophy for two-year-olds, handing 18-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta a sweep of the weekend’s feature races. DaCosta, who won...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LAST month’s St Leger left more questions than answers for the Jamaica Derby following NIPSTER’s upset victory over stablemate WOW WOW and MAHOGANY’s debacle at the gate, resulting in his fourth-place finish. ONE OF A KIND’s third-place run was...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s abysmal fifth-place finish behind SENTIENT in the Chairman’s Trophy is best forgotten this afternoon when he climbs into the ring for the Viceroy trophy at a mile, flashing his alibi of not having topweight 130lb. In one of the...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNCLE FRANK should have no problems stalking the speedsters this afternoon in what could possibly be his easiest race since the COVID-19 break. Having ventured in excess of seven furlongs on only three occasions since, UNCLE FRANK gets the perfect...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

REVERTING to his favourite trip, five furlongs straight, in this afternoon’s sixth event, PEKING CRUZ faces fellow course specialists drawn to his outside, RAS EMANUEL and TRULY AMAZING, as he breaks from mid-track, stall six, in the 13-horse field...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FORMAL FASHION tracked DEEP BLUE SEA into the straight and launched a sustained stretch challenge to overhaul the speedster close home, winning their five-and-a-half-furlong duel by a neck yesterday. Hunting a fourth win in his last five starts,...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER AFFAIR is all set to avenge stablemate NIPSTER’s defeat to the imported EROY in this afternoon’s Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial at a mile. Fresh off her pace-setting role in the September 26 St Leger at 10 furlongs, leading the boys down...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY Thomas Sundays’ continued at Caymanas Park at the weekend as the leading rider reeled off another five-timer, bettering his act by closing the eight-race card with four consecutive winners. Thomas’ four-day blitz could very well be the most...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THREE-time champion jockey, Dane Nelson, should this afternoon respond to Anthony Thomas’ last-weekend blitz of eight winners, which has left him seven winners behind the new leader in their battle atop the riders’ standings. Nelson actually...

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