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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW’s loss to the country’s top handicapper, TOONA CILIATA, was a speed bump in his Triple Crown quest, which continues this afternoon, a 10-furlong St Leger rematch with MAHOGANY, the gelding he ran down to convincingly win the 2000 Guineas...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ENUFFISENUFF appears vastly improved, clocking a bullet 1:00.3, easily, at exercise last Saturday morning, making him a major threat inside the last half-furlong of this afternoon’s overnight-allowance sprint going five furlongs round. Almost three...

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

SIR ALTON stamped himself as a sprinter heading to the top class, clocking back-to-back stakes records with a commanding victory in yesterday’s six-furlong Ronron Trophy. Fresh off his 1:04.4 in the War Zone Trophy on August 30, the United States-...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:09 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT will be catch-me-if-you-can again for speedy PATRIARCH in this afternoon’s open allowance/graded stakes at five and a half furlongs. Hardly three Saturdays ago, PATRIARCH pulled a disappearing act on half the field he again faces, going the...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROBERT Halledeen produced his trademark last-furlong rally yesterday, rousing 3-1 shot NIPSTER along the rail to outbattle KING ARTHUR by a short head in a stirring stretch duel. Halledeen kept NIPSTER off the fray in the nine-furlong and 25-yard...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PEKING CRUZ’s August 1 fifth-place finish behind FATHER PATRICK, a flyer of a sprint at five and a half furlongs, was way better than it appears on paper, which should see him franking the form in his backyard this afternoon at five furlongs...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANTHONY THOMAS, the 2018 champion jockey, reeled off four winners yesterday, three for former champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, including United States-bred SIR ALTON in the War Zone Sprint. Thomas’ four-timer kept him within striking distance of...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BLESSED with pace, stamina, and pedigree, ABOVE AND BEYOND might have never ventured past a mile in a race but neither has any of her nine rivals she faces in this afternoon’s 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks. Possessing class in abundance, having beaten...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROOKIE made amends for his holiday weekend $43,000 blunder by expertly carving out a $1,600 Twilight 6 on Sunday, reaping a $75,210 payout by using MAHOGANY as his sole banker. Though ninth-race winner, STAR BOY FLYER, was the longest shot in the...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY almost busted the eight-and-a-half-furlong track record at Caymanas Park yesterday, going within four-fifths of a second of SMILE ‘N’ LEAVE’s mark of 1:42.1, set in 1997, with Wesley Henry riding at 93lb. Partnered by six-time champion...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:38 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s Restricted Stakes at a mile has DOUBLE CROWN, NIPSTER, GREEN GOLD RUSH and RUM WITH ME renewing rivalry at the Guineas distance. As far as class is concerned, the Guineas finish had DOUBLE CROWN third-best at the trip, which should...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s $850,000-$800,000 optional claiming at five furlongs round could get really tricky, considering the many variables at play in the quick dash. The runners to keep an eye on are those competing on a tag for the first time –...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RACE CAR overcame traffic problems down the backstretch yesterday and running four-wide into the lane to storm past SENTIENT and MASTER OF HALL close to home, making amends for his fourth-place finish when going for a fourth-straight victory two...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A STRONG winner at six and a half furlongs a month ago, FATHER PATRICK’s form dwarfs his 11 rivals in Saturday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy at five and a half furlongs in which he returns at the exact handicaps with DUKE, his...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW chased down an atrociously ridden MAHOGANY to win the 2000 Guineas yesterday. The thoroughbred joined the tear-away leader a furlong and a half out to win by three lengths, extending his unbeaten streak to 11 consecutive victories. Dane...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ABOVE AND BEYOND simply didn’t fire off the break on last, choosing the wrong day to be slowly into stride on a lightning-fast track, so forgive her 1000 Guineas prep run, a seemingly disappointing fourth-place finish behind NIPSTER, who turned the...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

THE COVID-19 lay-up appears not to have bothered ROJORN DI PILOT, who breezed a bullet 59.3 at exercise two Saturdays ago from the gate alongside United States-bred stablemate WHOSHOTTHESHERIFF. The speedy four-year-old is drawn favourably in mid-...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PRINCESS AVA again outclassed old rival SENTIENT at a mile, running past a furlong out for back-to-back victories against the colt, clocking 1:38.3 to seal a hat-trick of wins yesterday. Completing a three-timer for leading rider Dane Nelson, even-...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA, second to SHE’S A MANEATER in last year’s Superstakes, followed by a third-place run in the Diamond Mile behind the now-retired champion mare and her American-bred stablemate, STRANGER DANGER, is running a class lower this afternoon...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A VETERAN jockey was among two persons evicted from Caymanas Park on Sunday as Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) enforced its zero-tolerance approach aimed at patrons and members of the professional groups, who flout COVID-...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:29 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER GARY Subratie and his main owner, Michros, made big classic statements yesterday with 2000 Guineas-bound colts NIPSTER and WOW WOW, who churned out impressive victories under Robert Halledeen, who rode a three-timer for the in-form barn....

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FATHER PATRICK appears to have matured, running a relaxed race last Saturday, suggesting he should stay six-and-a-half this afternoon after chasing home 2000 Guineas contender, MAHOGANY, in a fast-run event at five and a half furlongs. Quickening...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

High-ranking Portmore gangster Shane ‘Uno’ Facey has been convicted in the Corporate Area Gun Court for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Facey was convicted on Tuesday when he appeared before Justice Leighton Pusey in relation to a...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ENGLAND’S ROSE ripped 1:12.2 at exercise last Friday morning and will race with a tongue tie for the first time this afternoon when she takes on the gelding, MAHOGANY, who is as classy as they come but faces a blitzkrieg of speed from the filly at...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOD OF LOVE, on pre-COVID form, having run well twice this season, should be the horse to beat in this afternoon’s five-and-a-half furlong non-restricted overnight allowance dash. However, speedy MR UNIVERSE has two unrecorded five-furlong gallops...

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