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Stories by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROJORN DI PILOT gets a plumb draw on the stands’ side in Monday’s overnight allowance at five furlongs straight, which should put him well clear entering the main track. It’s hard not to back course specialist ROJORN DI PILOT after his encouraging...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FURTHER AND BEYOND showed all the tell-tale signs of being a bit ring-rusty in the April 8 Prince Consort Stakes, lasting home by a short head from BILLY WHIZZ, who he allowed nine pounds, reporting off a three-month break for the seven-furlong...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

VICTORY TURN made all the running to crash the party in yesterday’s overnight allowance at six furlongs, at odds of 26-1, upstaging 4-5 favourite LABAN. A speedy five-year-old United States importee, VICTORY TURN coasted into the lane clear of...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A WONDER’s Thornbird Stakes win, an easy 10-length romp after being slowly into stride, makes tomorrow’s Portmore fillies-only event a spectator’s race, despite her allowing weight all around in the seven-and-a-half furlong event. Runner-up...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:26 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Total’s rollout of Jamaica’s first automated car wash in Portmore Pines is the first of three targeted for the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region and Montego Bay by 2022. Commercial Director Antoine Bennevault believes that competitive price...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ONEOFAKIND staged a tremendous rally inside the last half-furlong of yesterday’s Viceroy Trophy to outfinish stablemate NIPSTER, completing a hat-trick of wins for a 7-1 upset in his first outing among open allowance/graded stakes runners....

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

BACK-TO-FORM Jamaica Derby-winner, KING ARTHUR, should easily land this afternoon’s JRC World Vet Day Trophy at a mile after reporting off a three-month plus break with a fast-time win at five furlongs straight, collaring speedy BASILICUS a furlong...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s acceleration in last month’s Chairman’s Trophy, splits of 58.3 and 1:11.0, coming out of an opening quarter of 23.4, the first three furlongs in 35.0, a move that crippled rivals, confirmed him as the country’s top-rated runner,...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DISQUALIFIED open-allowance winner, SIR ALTON, returned from a near five-month break to land yesterday’s closing event at five furlongs straight. Reporting down in class among overnight allowance runners on a get-out-of-jail card, being a...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TALENTED foreigners, SPARKLE DIAMOND and SIR ALTON, report off respective four-month lay-ups, down in class, among overnight allowance runners, in Monday’s closing event, a five-furlong straight dash, with top-rated chances against their local-bred...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Gary Subratie’s importer, AWESOME TREASURE, appears the horse to beat, on paper, in the Aston Commock Memorial tomorrow at a mile but Ian Parsard’s in-form and improved DEJAE’S BOY has a score to settle after his February 13 attempt to shock rivals...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:27 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A WONDER made short work of rivals, a little over 10 lengths to be exact, easily winning the seven-furlong Thornbird Stakes with runner-up ACTION ANN looking on from a different world yesterday. Partnered by Reyan Lewis, the speedy filly (...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE overhauling a pair of fillies, who both appear to be sprinters, SHE’S A WONDER and his stablemate, HOIST THE MAST, to win December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes at a mile, FURTHER AND BEYOND remains the best three-year-old colt in training...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:18 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHE’S A WONDER’s 59.3, walloping LURE OF LUCY by four lengths on February 6, is the fastest any horse has clocked for five furlongs round this season since the racing surface started running heavy in the second week of January. The closest any...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Wayne DaCosta’s death from COVID-19 complications, after ailing for weeks, brought down the curtain on the most dominant horse-racing training career in the history of local racing. DaCosta’s iron grip, broken in 2019 by Anthony Nunes, included a...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER enduring six second-place finishes on Saturday, including a late charge aboard SENTIENT in losing the Chairman’s Trophy to TOONA CILIATA, joint champion jockey Anthony Thomas took apart yesterday’s 11-race card with four winners, closing his...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

AFTER lounging around at exercise with high-priced, three-year-old stablemate, BLACK BOMBSHELL, hardly raising a hair off a 60-day lay-up, two weeks ago, SUPREME SOUL has been declared to race in a figure eight for tomorrow’s overnight allowance at...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

NIPSTER’s annihilation of TOONA CILIATA, SENTIENT and MAHOGANY, last Boxing Day, won the then Gary Subratie-trained runner Horse of the Year honours, stalking the pace from seventh before swooping down into third at the top of the lane then...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CALCULUS charged at REGNANT inside the last half-furlong of the Sir Howard Stakes yesterday to nail the speedster close home, winning the six-furlong race by a half-length with Dane Nelson aboard. REGNANT, a winner on debut at five furlongs...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

Calculus’ 10-week lay-up shouldn’t adversely affect him in tomorrow’s Sir Howard Stakes, considering his shape at exercise and the absence of any frightening speed to contend with in the six-furlong sprint. The Sensational Slam-Trinket Box...

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

THOUGH she hasn’t been exactly flying at exercise, ACTION ANN’s 13-length victory in December makes her the choice for tomorrow’s fillies-only Hot Line Stakes at six furlongs, en route to next month’s Thornbird Stakes and the 1000 Guineas set for...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ROY ROGERS showed his battling qualities by turning back pesky HARRY'S TRAIN, before holding off the rabbit's stablemate, COCO CHANEL, and a late surge from BIGBANG, to steal yesterday's 'Lindy' Delapenha Memorial by a half-length in a driving...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

DOWN in class after his battling third behind CRIMSON and SUPERLUMINAL at a mile two Saturdays ago, ROY ROGERS gets an ideal draw and weight allowance to run rivals off their legs in tomorrow’s ‘Lindy’ Delapenha Memorial. Sitting plumb at post-...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TREVOR’S CHOICE has been peppering the track with bullet gallops since the start of February, a warning that he’s sound and ready for battle. However, giving up six pounds to lightning-fast PATRIARCH in tomorrow’s open allowance/graded stakes...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CAPTUREMYSHIP went gate-to-wire with in-form claiming rider Tevin Foster, outsprinting rivals in yesterday’s Sydney Watson Memorial for overnight allowance runners at five furlongs straight. Breaking smartly from post-position five, the seven-year-...

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