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Published:Sunday | May 19, 2024 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY AND MAMMA MIA locked horns for five and a half furlongs, allowing 5-1 chance FURTHER AND BEYOND to pounce on a collapsing pace with title-chasing Raddesh Roman in yesterday’s Seeking My Dream Trophy. Outsped behind head-turning splits of...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2024 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

TITLE-CHASING RADDESH Roman dominated yesterday’s 10-race card, booting home five winners including 11-1 outsider JUSTIN BIDEN for trainer Lawrence Freemantle in the closing event for the Yvonne Mattis Cup at nine furlongs. Starting the afternoon...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2024 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

RUN JULIE RUN reproduced sparkling exercise form to reverse peculiar performances in two previous races, returning with an almost effortless win in yesterday’s Portmore, a victory which should make her a shoo-in for next month’s 1000 Guineas. A...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2024 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

FURIOUS TRAINERS attempted to storm one of two stewards’ rooms and the Jamaica Racing Commission’s (JRC) box at Caymanas Park yesterday following the abandonment of a second event on the 10-race card. Incensed by the JRC’s April 1 Rule 44 amendment...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2024 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

JASON DACOSTA’S Hot Line Stakes winner, BANADURA, showed further improvement in the tongue-tie, taking control of yesterday’s seven-furlong Thornbird Stakes a half-mile out, to run rivals off their legs in the 1000 Guineas prep event. Robert...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2024 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

REJECTED RAJA used his mid-race pace and faster ground to attack rivals entering the main track of yesterday’s five-furlong straight restricted stakes, completing a two-timer for Robert Halledeen in 1:00.4. Sent off at 5-1 among imported runners,...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2024 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

MAMMA MIA used her middle-distance pace to run rivals into the ground, making every post a winning one in yesterday’s King’s Plate at seven and a half furlongs. Partnered by visiting Panamanian Josue Osorio for champion trainer Jason DaCosta, MAMMA...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2024 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

RHYTHM BUZZ, the most accomplished offspring of 2016 Gold Cup (Gr 1) winner, Buzz Nightmare, proved his versatility with a determined win against five-year-old United States-bred gelding, WALL STREET TRADER, overpowering the American debutant...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

AMTOTE SNEEZED in the United States yesterday and Caymanas Park caught the virus as horse racing at racetracks served by “the leading technology and services provider to the North American pari-mutuel wagering market” hit the proverbial brick wall...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2024 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

HANDED YESTERDAY’S SVREL Anniversary Trophy on a platter by the conditions book, speedy YELLOWSTONE enjoyed significant weight swings at the expense of joint favourites EMPEROROFTHECATS and MADELYN’S SUNSHINE to make all with a paltry 102lb at five...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2024 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

IS THAT A FACT used his 25lb advantage over ROUGH ENTRY to reel in his fellow American a half-furlong out in yesterday’s Chairman’s Trophy, revelling in a questionable 13lb break at the scale, after finishing seven and a half lengths behind his...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2024 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

SENSATIONAL MOVE yesterday capitalised on United State-bred stablemate DESERT OF MALIBU’s horrendous start to convincingly upset rivals at odds of 8-1 in the Reggae Month Trophy at five furlongs straight. Enjoying his best form since the back end...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2024 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES-BRED DIVINE FORCE yesterday at Caymanas Park completed consecutive victories with Tevin Foster in the Lindbergh ‘Lindy’ Delapenha Memorial at a mile for overnight-allowance runners. Running as the 4-5 favourite, DIVINE FORCE dismissed...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2024 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

TEVIN FOSTER yesterday responded to Raddesh Roman’s takeover of the jockeys’ standings last weekend with a stinging four-timer, joining his rival atop the table on 13 winners, a telling reminder to start the new month of racing. Roman, who...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

ABILITY and IS THAT A FACT, runner-up and fourth-place, respectively, in December’s grade-one Mouttet Mile, embarrassed the conditions book and tote yesterday, winning as money-back favourites, well below their rating levels. ABILITY, beaten by...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2024 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

ONEIL MULLINGS yesterday made good a chance ride aboard American FLYBLUEJET, making every yard of the running with the four-year-old filly to outclass a field of mainly local-breds at five and a half furlongs for 14-time champion trainer Philip...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

DESERT OF MALIBU, treasonously carrying 114lb, ridiculously 12lb lighter than local-bred topweight, EMPEROROFTHECATS, yesterday proved she belongs among grade-one runners, spotting the field 10 lengths, before chasing down fellow American MADELYN’S...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2024 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

YELLOWSTONE REPORTED in a mean mood off a five-month break, needing only last-furlong reminders by Oshane Nugent to easily land yesterday’s five-furlong straight Security Department Trophy race for overnight-allowance runners. Down in class on a...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2023 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

NORBLAR AND United States-bred DIVINE FORCE impressively franked Mouttet Mile Day efforts behind CAPTAIN CALICO to win their respective divisions of yesterday’s Vestia Trophy at seven and a half furlongs. NORBLAR, who ran a cracker behind CAPTAIN...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2023 | 6:19 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

EMPEROROFTHECATS leapt from his inside draw with 110lb to steal yesterday’s Christopher Armond Memorial Sprint at five and a half furlongs, leaving 3-5 favourite SHE’S MY DESTINY struggling under topweight 126lb in third place. Having easily beaten...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2023 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

PERFECT BREW easily franked his Mouttet Mile fifth-place finish – reeling in FREEDOM STREET and LABAN a furlong and a half out – running a grade lower in yesterday’s open-allowance event at seven furlongs. Faced with little by way of real...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2023 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

LEGIT BOSS sprang to life in yesterday’s War Zone Sprint Trophy at five and a half furlongs, striking at odds of 7-1 in a gate-to-wire victory under Raddesh Roman, reversing the form of her three previous races against similar opposition. Runner-up...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2023 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

FLORIDA INVADER ROUGH ENTRY reproduced his Gulfstream Park form to outclass the local cast in yesterday’s Mouttet Mile, clocking a solid 1:38.0, beating Jamaica Derby-winner ABILITY by seven lengths in the Caribbean’s richest horse race. Entering...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2023 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES-BRED LUKSOL shot past ULTIMATE MACHINE a half-furlong after leaving the gate to run rivals off their legs in yesterday’s Gerry Skelton Memorial for overnight-allowance runners at five and a half furlongs. Ridden to the lead from stall...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters - Gleaner Writer

MONEY MISER relished trainer Fitzroy Glispie’s addition of a figure-eight noseband and yesterday’s underfoot conditions, using his classic form to dismiss SUPER ALEX a furlong out in the United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica (URTAJ)...

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