LONDON (AP):From Serena Williams’ near Grand Slam in tennis to Japan’s shock defeat of South Africa in the Rugby World Cup and Barcelona’s dominance on the football pitch, there was much to admire in international sports this year.But much of it was spent dwelling on scandal – from widespread allegations of bribery and corruption at FIFA to systemic doping and cover-up in athletics.Football officialdom endured a shameful year.Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president since 1998, and Michel Platini, European football’s top official, were banned from all football-related activity for eight years for a FIFA payment of about $2 million to Platini in 2011. The payment was judged by FIFA’s ethics commission to be a conflict of interest and disloyal to the world body. Both deny wrongdoing and will appeal the decision.And in athletics, Russia’s federation was suspended after it was accused of operating a state-sponsored doping program. The suspension could keep Russia out of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Athletics had its more inspiring moments, Usain Bolt in many of them. A lunge to the line saw him see off Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing – the scene of perhaps his greatest achievements in the 2008 Olympics.Golf got its own new superstar this year, too. Jordan Spieth won the first two majors, and just fell short in the other two.It was also a big year for Australia and New Zealand. The neighbours contested the finals of both the cricket and rugby World Cups. Australia won the former to claim their fifth Cricket World Cup while New Zealand got revenge when they became the first team to successfully defend the Rugby World Cup.Here are some notable moments in sports this year, as captured by photographers from The Associated Press.
WESTERN BUREAU:Six matches are down to be contested on the opening weekend of the new season of the Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Major League, with the clash between Duanvale and League newcomers Fire FC grabbing the most attention today.Duanvale were in the running for the title last year, but faltered close to the end, which allowed Clarks Town to steal a march on them and lift the title. Clarks Town are now competing in the Western Confederation Super League.Fire FC are stepping up in class after lifting the Division One crown last season and will want a good start to life in the Major League.Duanvale, on the other hand, will feel they have the edge, especially since they will be playing on familiar turf at the Duanvale Sports Ground and will be keen on kicking off the season with a victory.In the other matchups today, Holland FC tackle Bunker Hill at Elleston Wakeland Centre, Spicy Hill host Kinloss at Georgia Sports Ground, and former champions, Harmony, meet Classic United at Bounty Hall Sports Ground. All matches will kick off at 3 p.m.Early favourites Baca Star United will bow into action tomorrow against an expectedly tough Daniel Town FC at the Elleston Wakeland Centre, while Coopers Pen host Rio Bueno in the day’s other fixture, also at 3 p.m.The 12-team league is broken down into two zones, with teams in each zone playing each other twice, after which, the top team on points in each zone will play for the mid-season trophy.The competition continues thereafter with the cross-zone matches. Teams in zone one will play those in zone two once, after which, the top four with the most points will contest the semi-finals.Today’s matchesn Holland Utd vs Bunker Hill SCat Elleston Wakeland Centren Duanvale FC vs Fire FC atDuanvale Sports Groundn Spicy Hill FC vs Kinloss FC atGeorgia Sports Groundn Harmony FC vs Classic Utd atBounty Hall Sports GroundTomorrow’s gamesn Baca Star Utd vs Daniel Town FC at Elleston Wakeland Centren Coopers Pen vs Rio Bueno at Coopers Pen Sports Ground
Bermuda are considered the weakest team in their group but Jamaica’s coach, Andrew Edwards, says they will not take them for granted when the teams face off in the opening Group A game of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifiers at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago today. “Even though they (Bermuda) are considered the weakest team in the group, it is our first game and your first game can be tricky sometimes but we are mindful of that. We want to defend very strongly from the start and score as many goals as we can in the event things are determined by goal difference,” coach Edwards told The Gleaner via telephone from Trinidad. He believes that if the team turns in a good performance and gets a good result it would put them in a favourable position at the end of the first match day, as hosts Trinidad will play Haiti in the group’s other game. “It can be an advantage (playing Bermuda first) and we have to see it that way. It will give us an opportunity to also look at the so called stronger teams in the group and make our technical plans for those games. We want to utilise that advantage to the very best,” he reasoned. The top two teams from the group will advance to the semi-finals, where they will go up against the top two teams from Group B, which includes Cuba, Curacao, Guadeloupe and Suriname. The best third placed team will complete the list of five teams to qualify for the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship from April 21 to May 7, 2017 in Panama.
Calabar High scored their first win after three attempts in Group G of this season’s ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup competition yesterday, and they did it in some style, with a 7-0 clobbering of Campion College at Red Hills Road.Javone Francis led the onslaught with two goals in the 45th and 75th minutes. The other goals came from Herbert Redman, Scott McCoy, Renardo Burger, Orane Ferguson, and De Andre McCoy.But despite losing their first two games of the season, double goalscorer Francis, who has targeted 20 goals this season, insists their season has just started with that this game, and he is confident that they can recover and move on from the group.”Today, our campaign started and we are going to win all seven matches we have left. We are confident we can make it to the next round. My aim is to score goals, and the aim is 20 for the season,” he told The Gleaner.Calabar were all over their opponents from the opening whistle, and Redman fired home in the 16th minute to get them off the mark. Calabar doubled their lead on the half-hour thanks to McCoy’s powerful strike, and Burger produced an even more spectacular effort, curling in a shot off the post four minutes later. Francis netted his first and Calabar his fourth when he scored from inside the box on 45 minutes.MULTIPLE GOALSAfter the break, Ferguson scored with a low shot from 18 yards, and Francis added his second and Calabar’s sixth with another low strike. McCoy then sealed the win with a goal in added time.Calabar’s coach, Lijyasu Simms, reiterated that their season had just began.”The slow start we had is because we have a very young team. A lot of these guys are playing Manning Cup for the first time, so they started nervous. The two games we lost are water under the bridge. The other teams (in group) are not way ahead of us, so our destiny is in our own hands,” Simms said.
SHARP CATCH DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP): Opening batsman Azhar Ali razed the West Indies bowling with a triple century in Pakistan’s mammoth first innings score of 579 for three declared on the second day of the day-night Test yesterday. Azhar reached 302 off 469 balls after dinner with his 23rd boundary when captain Misbah-ul-Haq declared and ended a below-par 11-hour effort by the West Indies in the field. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah removed Leon Johnson in his second over as West Indies went to stumps at 69-1 and still trail Pakistan by 510 runs. Azhar admirably adjusted to the pink ball – used in a Test match for only the second time – and faltered once when he was dropped on 190 late in the first session. Resuming at overnight 279-1, Azhar swelled Pakistan total by featuring in two century stands with debutant Babar Azam (69) and Asad Shafiq (67). Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (2-125) dismissed both Azam and Shafiq, but was also guilty of bowling too many short deliveries on a flat wicket. Captain Jason Holder missed an opportunity in the very first over of the day when he didn’t go for a leg before wicket referral against Shafiq, as replays showed Shannon Gabriel’s inswinger would have hit the top of middle stump. Shafiq went on to contribute 137 runs with Azhar for the second wicket, until Bishoo held on to a sharp catch off his own bowling to dismiss Shafiq. Azam carried his brilliant run of form from the preceding one-day series in which he scored three successive centuries against the West Indies and was unruffled by either the seamers or spinners. Azhar raised his double century with successive boundaries off Gabriel in the first over after tea and then celebrated the feat in his 50th Test with nine press-ups before bowing down and kissing the turf. Together with Azhar, Azam contributed a further 165 runs with an impressive run rate of 4.8 against a ragged West Indies bowling before Azam was caught in the covers. But Azhar continued to dominate the West Indies bowling and showed brilliant fitness with his running between the wickets in sapping humid conditions. Misbah (29 not out) then showed the intent of declaration with a quickfire half century-stand before Azhar carressed the part-time spinner Blackwood through the off side for a boundary and became only the fourth Pakistani batsman to score a triple century in Test matches. Late Hanif Mohammad, current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan are the other Pakistanis who have scored triple centuries in Test matches. SCOREBOARD PAKISTAN 1st Innings (overnight 279 for one) Sami Aslam b Chase 90 Azhar Ali not out 302 Asad Shafiq c & b Bishoo 67 Babar Azam c Holder b Bishoo 69 *Misbah-ul-Haq not out 19 Extras (b1, lb9, w1, nb11) 22 Total (3 wkts decl., 155.3 overs) 579 Did not bat: +Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan. Fall of wickets: 1-215 (Sami Aslam), 2-352 (Asad Shafiq), 3-517 (Babar Azam) Bowling: Gabriel 22-3-99-0 (nb10), Cummins 25-2-99-0 (w1), Holder 25-4-73-0, Brathwaite 14-2-56-0, Bishoo 35-4-125-2, Chase 33-2-109-1, Blackwood 1.3-0-8-0. WEST INDIES 1st Innings K. Brathwaite not out 32 L. Johnson lbw b Yasir Shah 15 D. Bravo not out 14 Extras (b8) 8 Total (1 wkt, 22 overs) 69 To bat: M Samuels, J Blackwood, R Chase, +S Dowrich, *J Holder, D Bishoo, M Cummins, S Gabriel. Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Johnson). Bowling: Mohammed Amir 5-0-13-0, Sohail Khan 4-0-14-0, Yasir Shah 7-3-13-1, Wahab Riaz 4-0-17-0, Mohammed Nawaz 2-1-4-0. Position: West Indies trail by 510 runs with nine first innings wickets intact. Toss: Pakistan. Umpires: R Illingworth, P Reiffel; TV: M Gough.
NOT SURPRISED Yesterday’s results Hydel dominated play from the get-go, with St Jago proving no match for their St Catherine neighbours in what was the third meeting for both teams. Hydel had earlier won 1-0 and drew 0-0 during the preliminary stage. “I’m not surprised by the heavy margin of victory today. During the preliminary stage, we always created chances, but (we were) just not scoring, and that is why we were not in the FLOW Super Cup competition,” Duckie told The Gleaner. “It is important to remain focused and continue to work hard for a place in the semi-final.” Glen Laing, head coach of St Jago said he is disappointed, but his team is young. “It was a disappointing result for us, but the team is a young one. Our aim was to reach the second round and we have done that. We want to win at least one game in the group,” Laing added. In the day’s second game, JC, fully aware of Hydel’s result, started slow but came into their own and won comfortably against Den ham Town JC was led by a brace from captain Oquin Robinson, who got his goals in the 20th and 70th minutes, with goals by Norman Campbell (23rd), Ronaldo Brown (45th), Duhaney Williams (52nd) and substitute Orlando Brown (78th) completing the demolition. JC’s coach Miguel Coley said he was satisfied with the result and performance, which came on the heels of a 1-0 loss to Clarendon College in the FLOW Super Cup last Saturday at Sabina Park. “I am satisfied to get back goals after the game on Saturday. We were much better in front of goal today, so we are happy with the result,” Coley said. Coley is now looking forward to a crucial clash, with joint group leader Hydel in the next game. “Hydel is a good team, so we are looking forward to that game next week. And, hopefully we can get the win,” he added. Hydel 6 St Jago 0 JC 6 Denham Town 0 Today’s games Group J Constant Spring Complex 1 p.m. – Kingston College vs St Andrew Technical High 3 p.m. – Bridgeport High vs Charlie Smith High Twelve goals split between their teams left coaches Miguel Coley and Donovan Duckie well satisfied with their team’s heavy wins in yesterday’s second round action of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup competition. In a Constant Spring Sports Complex double-header, Coley’s Jamaica College (JC) brushed aside Denham Town by a 6-0 margin with Duckie’s Hydel outfit storming to similar win over St Jago, leaving both winners sharing the lead atop the group with six points and a goal difference of plus six. Nicholas Nelson got things going for Hydel in the curtain raiser with a goal from the penalty spot with 22 minutes on the clock with Courton Wright (40th), an own goal from St Jago’s Jelani Thomas (53rd) as well as strikes from substitute Pakibi Farquharson, Mowaine Meredith and Kevin Wright, who scored in a three minute burst from the 89th minute to the first minute of added time, completing the rout.
Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) CEO Courtney Francis believes that having two cricketers nominated for the RJR Sports Foundation 2016 National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards is already a victory in itself for the sport.Chris Gayle was the last cricketer to lift the accolade in 2010, and although Francis says that it will be difficult for either Stafanie Taylor, who is nominated for the sportswoman award, or Marlon Samuels – a Sportsman of the Year nominee – to repeat the feat this year because of the prominence of track and field athletes on the list, he says that their nomination is itself a win for the JCA. The administrator also emphasized that the nominations are an indication that local cricket continues to play an important role on the domestic sporting landscape.”It’s (nomination) very significant to the Jamaica Cricket Association because we are only second to track and field in nomination. Of the eight persons nominated, it’s only from track and field, cricket, and swimming, and cricket and track and field span both male and female, which means cricket is still a big part of our culture, and it still plays a major role in the sporting landscape of our nation,” Francis told The Gleaner.He continued that Taylor is as deserving of the award as any Olympian and that she will receive it one day, if not this year, while pointing to Samuels’ talismanic performance in West Indies winning back-to-back World Cup tournaments.”Stafanie Taylor is exceptional, and we feel it’s a matter of time before she is crowned with all the accolades of the highest order in this country. Stafanie’s achievement is global. Also she has been named captain of the world team, and that is something you cannot surpass. We may be biased towards Olympics, but she is as equal in our eyes as any Olympian who took on the world and became number one.”Marlon has played a significant role in international cricket. We have won two World Cups and he was named man of the match, and while the criteria are set out for performance over the previous year only, he was very significant to West Indies winning the World Cup. But we can appreciate that the Olympics was held this year, so we believe that it (chance of winning) is 60-40,” Francis stated.Francis admitted that track and field is the king of Jamaican sports at this points and that it’s impact on the nation cannot be easily overlooked.”We are not fooled to take away from that, because they (track and field athletes) have impacted not just the sport, but the nation, so their impact is more significant than Marlon’s performance at the World Cup,” said Francis. “But we are keeping our fingers crossed. We are not going to be disappointed. Cricket has already won by having two persons short-listed. We consider that a victory, and if any of those persons are selected, it would top it off for us, but to be nominated is a victory for cricket in itself.”Besides Gayle, the other cricketers to win the Sportsman of the Year award are Jackie Hendricks (1966), Lawrence Rowe (1972, 1974), Maurice Foster (1973), Jeffrey Dujon (1988), Patrick Patterson (1991), James Adams (1994), and Courtney Walsh (1998, 1999, 2000).Vivalyn Latty-Scott (1976) is the only cricketer to have won the Sportswoman of the Year award.
The grass is green all over the field at Melbourne Oval and club president Mark Neita says that although he is pleased with what he described as a tremendous improvement of the playing surface, he wants it to be even better.Neita, who was re-elected club president in December, had previously told The Gleaner that one of his main objectives was to have a playing area fully covered by grass and said he intended to achieve that goal early this year.The Gleaner visited the clubhouse located on Courtney Walsh Drive, Half-Way Tree, yesterday and found that Neita has been meeting his objective as almost the entire ground is covered by grass.”This has been a tremendous effort by everybody at Melbourne and CHASE (the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund),” Neita said. “The (cost of ) field renovation is close to $7 million and we got a significant amount of it from CHASE, but there’s more to come. It has been a tremendous effort from our members and ground staff. It is not yet at the point of perfection, but it is about 75 per cent there. In the next three to four weeks, we intend to have the entire area fully grassed.”But what about the periods of drought common to Jamaica? Neita says that this has been considered and the club is ready for such an occurrence.FULLY AUTOMATED”What we did is that we have a fully automated irrigation system. Unfortunately, we couldn’t dig a well because of that expense. So instead, we have created adequate storage of 15,000 gallons of water. Once the field gets to the point of maturity, we’ll be able to water it maybe once or twice per week and maintain it throughout the dry spell with the hope that once the rain starts, we’ll be OK.”Neita says that the problems arise if you do not water fields like theirs throughout dry periods or if the soil is not healthy enough.”We’ve brought in 100 loads of topsoil and full irrigation system, so every corner of the park will be watered once we turn it on,” he said. “It’s going to be maintenance maintenance, maintenance, because you can’t spend this kind of money for one or two years. This must last for the next 10 or 15 years. Sustainability is a big part of what we’re trying to do here.”
Race 1 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT 1. #1 DRAGLINE WHenry 55.0 2. #5 SURE STEP DaneNelson 55.0 1-1/4 *3. #4 JASON’S GOLD JJackson 55.0 6 – 1/2 4. #6 CATCH THE FLIGHT DBadaloo 55.0 3 – 1/2 WIN: $ 96.00 Final Time : 1:15.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, , Winner : 4yo colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of VICTREEBEL by DAWN QUIXOTE Trainer : PARSARD,IAN S Owner : IAN S PARSARD Bred by MICHAEL BEECHAM Quinella : (1,5) $141.00 Exacta : (1-5) $289.00 Trifecta : (1-5-4) $107.00 Race 2 1400 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO – (NW4) 1. #1 TRADITIONAL STORM AndrePowell3 54.0 *2. #7 SCOOP JORDYNE OnBeckford4 51.0 1-3/4L 3. #4 GENUINE FRIEND JPatterson2 50.0 1L 4. #8 TITANIC JErwin 54.0 1-1/4L WIN: $314.00 PLACE: $151.00, $76.00, $222.00 Final Time : 1:28.2 Splits : 24.4, 48.2, 1:13.4, Winner : 5yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of BRAINSTORMING by STAR ATTITUDE Trainer : DAVIS,KINGSLEY O Owner : RENFORD G SIMPSON Bred by CARL D. ANDERSON Quinella : (1,7) $439.00 Exacta : (1-7) $1,028.00 D/E : (1-1) $535.00 Superfecta : (1-7-4-8) $12,133.00 Race 3 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE OCT. 21 1. #8 DUTCHROW ARobles 53.5 *2. #3 BEAST AndreePowell3 52.0 1-1/4L 3. #1 DANISH BROWN OEdwards2 51.0 1-3/4L 4. #4 WAR CHIP HLewis 49.0 Sh.Head 5. #9 SINK THE BISMARCK AChatrie 52.5 3/4L WIN: $289.00 PLACE: $128.00, $87.00, $444.00 Final Time : 1:03.0 Splits : 23.3, 48.4, , Winner : 7yo b horse – NATURAL SELECTION out of HEDIA’S PROSPECT by FORTUNATE PROSPECT Trainer : RICHARDS,LANCE P Owner : LANCE P RICHARDS Bred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD. Quinella : (3,8) $697.00 Exacta : (8-3) $1,767.00 D/E : (1-8) $3,542.00 Superfecta : (8-3-1-4) $108,139.00 Rolling Triple : (1-1-8) $9,023.00 Race 4 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE – F&M *1. #4 SILVER SLIPPERS WHenry 55.0 2. #10 PROFILE JPatterson2 52.0 2L 3. #9 RUBY ROSE DaneNelson 55.0 2-1/4L 4. #8 LADY V RMitchell 53.0 3-1/2L 5. #7 GET UP AND DANCE PFrancis 51.5 2-1/2L WIN: $69.00 PLACE: $54.00, $58.00, $58.00 Final Time : 1:08.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, , Winner : 4yo ch filly – TWILIGHT TIME out of IMAGE OF THE CAT by IMAGE MAKER Trainer : BROWN,ENOS L Owner : DERRICK A MARTIN Bred by DERRICK MARTIN Quinella : (4,10) $251.00 Exacta : (4-10) $201.00 D/E : (8-4) $569.00 Superfecta : (4-10-9-8) $352.00 Rolling Triple : (1-8-4) $5,954.00 Race 5 1500 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO-(NW2) & 6YO&UP-(NW4) 1. #8 MEET JUSTIN DaneNelson 54.0 2. #5 MONEYNEVERSLEEP DDawkins2 50.0 3-3/4L *3. #9 BRAVE PROSPECT LSteadman2 55.0 1/2L 4. #1 CHEERS BebHarvey2 54.0 4L WIN: $942.00 PLACE: $169.00, $231.00, $63.00 Final Time : 1:35.1 Splits : 24.2, 47.0, 1:13.0, Winner : 5yo b colt – STORM CRAFT out of DINERO SENORITA by BURNING MARQUE Trainer : CRAWFORD,GARY L Owner : PROPER FIX SYNDICATE Bred by GAYLE, MICHAEL THEOPHILUS Quinella : (5,8) $5,225.00 Exacta : (8-5) $31,913.00 D/E : (4-8) $1,292.00 Superfecta carry-over : $148,380.05 Rolling Triple : (8-4-8) $33,527.00 Race 6 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE 1. #4 MALACHI ARobles 56.0 2. #11 LADY ELI WHenry 54.0 3-1/4L 3. #1 SILVER ROCKET RMitchell 53.0 Neck 4. #2 TWILIGHT STORM HLewis 55.0 Neck 5. #12 MAKHI SMuir 53.5 5L WIN: $525.00 PLACE: $223.00, $169.00, $125.00 Final Time : 1:20.4 Splits : 23.4, 47.4, 1:13.3, Winner : 3yo dk b/br colt – RISING MOON out of ANTIOCH by BURNING MARQUE Trainer : SMITH,GRESFORD A Owner : MR. BOJANGLES Bred by WILLIAM MCCALLA NOTE: HORSE #10 GREAT MANIPULATOR CAME 7TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 9TH. Quinella : (4,11) $1,081.00 Exacta : (4-11) $6,328.00 D/E : (8-4) $16,096.00 Trifecta : (4-11-1) $4,879.00 Hi-5 carry-over : $118,722.50 Rolling Triple : (4-8-4) $139,363.00 Race 7 1500 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) 1. #9 MARKOFAPRINCE RMitchell 55.0 *2. #10 VICIOUS LOOK OMullings 56.0 3-3/4L 3. #1 SAMORA AndreePowell3 56.0 3-1/4L 3. #4 CAPTAIN GRANVILLE RWilson 54.0 dead heat 4. #3 BIG BUCK AndrePowell3 55.0 3/4L 5. #6 LEGAL ARENA RStewart 54.0 3-1/4L 6. #8 PARTY CITY JasSimpson 52.0 Head WIN: $363.00 PLACE: $91.00, $68.00, $69.00, $89.00 Final Time : 1:35.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:13.3, Winner : 5yo gr colt – MARKET RALLY out of PRINCESS K K by ALPHABET SOUP Trainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSON Bred by CARL D. ANDERSON Quinella : (9,10) $549.00 Exacta : (9-10) $1,611.00 D/E : (4-9) $10,028.00 Trifecta : (9-10-1) $653.00 (9-10-4) $3,241.00 Hi-5 : (9-10-1-4-3) $34,811.00 (9-10-4-3-6) $139,229.00 Rolling Triple : (8-4-9) $78,668.00 Super-6 : (1-8-4-8-4-9) $34,195.00 Carry-over : $1,231,020.37 Race 8 2000 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) 1. #8 CONCLUSION DaneNelson 53.5 2. #5 HEY CHAMP RHalledeen 56.0 2-1/2L 3. #9 DON AMIGO RMitchell 55.0 1L 4. #6 MAJOR FORCE AndrePowell3 52.0 Neck WIN: $449.00 PLACE: $140.00, $96.00, $102.00 Final Time : 2:12.3 Splits : 25.0, 51.4, 1:16.4, 1:43.3 Winner : 4yo b colt – OMMADON out of PRINCESS AKEEM by MAVERICK Trainer : GRIFFITHS,GARY J Owner : DENNIS G WILLIAMS Bred by PHILIP A. AZAR Quinella : (5,8) $1,000.00 Exacta : (8-5) $2,237.00 D/E : (9-8) $4,267.00 Superfecta : (8-5-9-6) $13,082.00 Rolling Triple : (4-9-8) $134,560.00 Race 9 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP – (NW3) 1. #6 TURBO MACHINE AndrePowell3 51.5 2. #3 MAGIC CITY SBlake 52.0 1-1/2L 3. #14 RAY RAY JAnderson 53.0 3L 4. #12 CAPTAIN DJ BebHarvey2 55.0 1-3/4L 5. #11 KING NEBARUE OEdwards2 53.0 2-3/4L 6. #5 DA JACKAL LSteadman2 55.0 1/2L 7. #13 DR. DEAREST RStewart 55.0 3L 8. #2 PERFECT GOLD ARobles 53.5 3-1/2L 9. #4 ALEXANDER RHalledeen 54.0 29-1/2L DNF #8 WILLINSTON JPatterson2 53.0 99/1 DNF #10 MANDEYA JJackson 56.0 *9/5 Late scratch : #7 TIMEFORACAT, #9 THE SALESMAN WIN: $633.00 PLACE: $244.00, $230.00, $136.00 Final Time : 1:17.0 Splits : 23.3, 48.1, , Winner : 7yo dk b/br mare – ZAHAAZEH out of POWERFUL DEVICE by SCHISM Trainer : FORSYTH,GREGORY S Owner : MICHAEL L FRANCISMR Bred by JAMES B. CHEN Quinella : (3,6) $3,111.00 Exacta : (6-3) $8,292.00 D/E : (8-6) $9,863.00 (8-9) $396.00 Trifecta : (6-3-14) $12,975.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $76,069.50 Rolling Triple : (9-8-6) $80,621.00 Pick-4 : Carry-over : $684,749.00 Super-6 : (4-8-4-9-8-6) $35,650.40 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $2,407,484.62 Pick-9 : (1-1-8-4-8-4-9-8-6) $134,827.00 (7 OF 9) (1-1-8-4-8-4-9-8-6) $4,815.50 (6 OF 9) Carry-over : $863,786.70 PlacePot 8 : Carry-over : $344,194.50
Kingston College’s (KC) Terrique Stennett will be aiming to give his all on the track at this month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships ‘to help make Class Three KC’s turf.’ The talented Stennett was a member of KC’s Class Three 4x100m relay team which swept to an easy win at the 41st Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium recently. KC finished in a 43.35 seconds, ahead of St Jago 44.08 and Jamaica College 44.18. Speaking with The Gleaner the teen said he is confident of medalling at the eagerly anticipated championships. “Well I feel great about the season so far, knowing that at all the meets I have been to, I executed my races properly and my times have been improving over the season, so I am grateful,” he reasoned. “So far I have ran 11.10 seconds for the 100m and 23.17 for the 200m,” he pointed out, noting he has the ability to go much faster. “I will definitely be going for gold this year, and yes I think I am one of the Class Three favourites for gold in the sprints,” he underlined. In 2015, young Stennett, running for Vaz Prep, rewrote the record books in his final year at the JISA Prep Schools Track and Field Championships. He shattered the 100m record of 11.86 set by Taje-Roje Scott of St. Andrew Prep in 2013, clocking 11.63 in the semi-finals on day 2 of the three-day meet. He made light work of the 200m record of 24.43 set by Hydel’s Jordan James in 2009 when he blazed to 23.79 in the rain, despite turning to the crowd to celebrate 15 metres from the finish line. The athlete has been recovering from injuries he picked up last year, and notes the signs are encouraging. “I can get much much, much faster …. I am not fully injury-free but I am getting there,” added the young sprinter.