Calabar High School’s Class Two athlete, Christopher Taylor, showed that he is on target for another terrific season next year. Competing on the newly laid track at G.C. Foster College at the Tyler Mills Track and Field Meeting last Saturday, he sped to a 21.33-second clocking in the 200m, the fastest time of the day in the half-lap. His schoolmate, Tyreke Wilson, won his heat in 22.59 seconds for the second fastest time in Class Two, with St Jago High’s Anthony Cox third overall in 22.75. With several top schools on show, Calabar, St Jago and Jamaica College put on a good show. St Jago’s boys had good results with Colin Sewell leading the way in Class One with a 48.09-second run. His teammate, Sean Bailey, finished second overall in 49.06, with Greater Portmore’s Terry Thomas closing out the top three in 49.76. Daniel Chambers was the best in Class Three, winning the 200-400m double. In the 200m, he stopped the clock at 22.91 seconds, with his teammate, Treomario Edwards (23.98) and Calabar’s Horatio Craig second and third, respectively, overall in 24.01. Chambers won the 400m in 52.99 seconds, as Munro College’s Devontee Heywood was second in 53.72 seconds and St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Warren Henlon third in 55.02. There were also successes for St Jago High’s Shamar Barnes (21.90) in the Class One 200m and his teammate, Sewell, second best with 21.95. Third was Daniel Bogle of Calabar with 22.52. EXCELLING ON THE FIELD Jamaica College athletes did very well in the field events. Former Ascot High thrower, Vashon McCarthy, led the way in the Class One shot put with 17.40m, relegating the Calabar duo of Caesar Kemp (16.84m) and Warren Barrett (16.40,) to second and third, respectively. Travis Robinson gave JC success in the Class Two shot put with a 13.26m heave, getting the better of Munro’s Fabian Powell (12.95m) and Joseph Smith (12.51m). Calabar finished one-two in the Class One discus, as Basil Bingham won with 49.39m, getting the better of Barrett (45.58m). Jamaica College’s Douglas Cyrus was third with 44.25m. Among the females, Vere Technical’s Brittney Anderson stole the show. She claimed a Class Three double, with 5.92m in the long jump and 24.97 in the 200m. Devia Brown of Hydel High won the Class One discus with 44.68m, getting the better of UWI’s Isheka Binns (43.25m) and Mishka Dacosta (29.45m).
Past the finishing postTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1820 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. KIRI OWhite 51.0 6/1*2. BALLON D’OR SEllis 55.0 Neck3. MIND SET OWalker 56.0 1/2L4. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 3LWIN: $370.00PLACE: $104.00, $58.00, $59.00Final Time : 1:58.3 Splits : 27.0, 52.1, 1:16.4, 1:43.1Winner : 4yo b filly – BIRDSTONE – BOOTLESSTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by IAN PARSARDQu: $467.00 Ex: $1,312.00Trifecta: $731.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. LAZZA HPottinger4 53.02. OPTIMUS JInnis4 51.0 5-1/2L3. SLEW DI CLOCK LSteadman3 54.0 2-1/4L4. RED EAGLE RLunan 56.0 1-1/4LWIN: $283.00PLACE: $107.00, $160.00, $90.00Final Time : 1:15.2 Splits : 23.3, 48.4, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner : LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO B. ROBINSONQu: $1,953.00 Ex: $5,294.00D/E: $2,687.00Superfecta: $13,382.00Race 3 1600 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)&NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES1. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 53.02. SILVER CLOUD JErwin 53.5 6L3. BLUE DIXIE DaneNelson 55.0 3/4L4. DREAMCOMETRUE SMuir 53.0 2 1/4LWIN: $137.00Final Time: 1:39.1 Splits : 23.4, 46.1, 1:11.4Winner : 4yo b colt – IMAGE MAKER – REGINA ROYALETrainer: HARRY PARSARD Owner: HARRY PARSARDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $196.00 Ex: $263.00D/E: $564.00Trifecta: $383.00Rolling Triple: $4,592.00Race 4 1200 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO-NW41. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 56.02. DOC HOLIDAY DaneNelson 53.0 1-1/4L3. AGAKHAN RLunan 54.0 5/1 Neck4. TOUCH DE ROAD RoshJohnson4 52.0 1-1/4LWIN: $279.00PLACE: $137.00, $107.00, $93.00Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.4Winner: 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – ONEMOREFASHIONTrainer: DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner: GERAINT PARCHMENTBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $530.00 Ex: $1,263.00D/E: $1,649.00Superfecta: $5,681.00Rolling Triple: $7,332.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)1. BULLET RAJ JErwin 54.0*2. BIG DATA AChatrie 54.0 5L3. MISTER BONES RWilson 54.0 1-1/4L4. ZEPHYR KPowell 52.0 1-3/4L5. DYSFUNCTIONAL OWalker 56.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #12 GALAHANNWIN: $204.00PLACE: $68.00, $56.00, $56.00Final Time : 0:57.3 Splits : 22.3, 44.3Winner : 3yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – DANCING GOLDTrainer : ROBERT PEARSON Owner: W. B. RACINGBred by WILBERT BAGWANDEENQu: $340.00 Ex: $518.00D/E: $4,668.00Trifecta: $349.00Hi-5: $4,257.00Rolling Triple: $7,985.00LONG SHOT TROPHYRace 6 1300 M (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE OCT.20&NB5YO&UP(MDN) (DIV.I)1. SPORTING CLAY DaneNelson 54.02. MONEYNEVERSLEEP BebHarvey3 52.5 3L3. WAR CHIP WHenry 54.0 13/1 1/2L4. SERIOUS BUSINESS SMuir 55.0 2-1/2L5. POCKET MONEY AndrePowell4 50.5 1-1/4L*6. PRINCE OSHAUN RWilson 54.0 *8/5 1/2LLate scratch : #7 AWESOME MARQUE, #13ALDEBARANWIN: $141.00PLACE: $88.00, $220.00, $158.00Final Time : 1:23.3 Splits : 24.2, 49.1, 1:15.4,Winner: 5yo b gelding – URBAN KING – DANCIN ROSETrainer: STEVEN TODD Owner : STEVEN M TODDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,759.00 Ex: $3,050.00D/E: $1,101.00Trifecta: $11,197.00Hit-6: $39,039.00Rolling Triple: $15,133.00Super-6: $479,006.10Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)*1. NOLAN HILL AChatrie 54.02. HELLO LADY SEllis 54.0 5L3. BOLD SYMPHONY OEdwards3 51.0 3L4. SWEET DESTINY ABudhu 56.0 2-1/2LLate scratch : #5 MASTER ADAM, #9 PHOTOGENICWIN: $86.00PLACE: $57.00, $155.00, $104.00Final Time : 0:57.2 Splits : 22.2, 44.3Winner : 3yo b colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS -NO MONEY NO HONEYTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : TRUE FRIENDSBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $807.00 Ex: $1,194.00D/E: $229.00Superfecta: $9,112.00Rolling Triple: $2,212.0Race 8 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. SURE MAN DaneNelson 56.02. GIRSHOM LSteadman3 53.0 8L3. SEAL THE DEAL AChatrie 55.0 1L4. MIRACLE TRAIN OScott4 50.0 3/4L5. OMEGA AndrePowell4 51.5 1-1/4LLate scratch : #3 SIR ROLANDWIN: $119.00PLACE: $61.00, $77.00, $117.00Final Time : 1:31.2 Splits : 24.3, 49.2, 1:17.0,Winner : 5yo b colt – MIRACLE MAN – LADY KUMARITrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner: PATRICK HALLBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $566.00 Ex: $716.00D/E: $142.00Trifecta: $1,928.00Hi-5: $130,655.50Rolling Triple: $435.00Pick-4: $4,840.00LONG SHOT TROPHYRace 9 1300 M (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE OCT.20&NB5YO&UP(MDN) (DIV.II)1. BURNING MEDIC OEdwards3 50.02. GO TO HELL CChow 54.0 3/4L3. ALEXANDER LSteadman3 54.0 Head4. CAUSE FOR CONCERN DDawkins4 51.0 2- 1/2L5. WRIGHT AWAY DaneNelson 57.0 NeckWIN: $194.00PLACE: $77.00, $118.00, $65.00Final Time : 1:24.2 Splits : 24.4, 50.1, 1:16.1,Winner: 8yo ch horse – BURNING MARQUE – WILD MEDICTrainer: PATRICK FONG Owner : W. B. RACINGBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQu: $1,629.00 Ex: $3,877.00D/E: $619.00Trifecta: $2,896.00Hi-5 carry-over : $348,627.50Rolling Triple: $656.00Race 10 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. SOUTHERN CRUISE PFrancis 52.0*2. FUTURE KING OWalker 54.0 Sh.Head3. SHINING LIGHT SMuir 53.5 2-1/2L4. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 56.0 3/4L5. BLACK THORN DaneNelson 52.5 2-1/2LWIN: $220.00PLACE: $61.00, $56.00, $112.00Final Time: 1:40.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.0, 1:13.4,Winner : 4yo ch colt – WEEKEND CRUISE – HONKEYTONKVILLETrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : HYDE VALLEY FARMSBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $298.00 Ex: $871.00D/E: $1,077.00Trifecta: $978.00Hi-5: $27,239.50Rolling Triple: $5,442.00PlacePot 8: $6,165.00EILEEN CLIGGOTT MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 11 1300 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES*1. POKER STAR OWalker 54.52. PHINEAS WHenry 53.0 1-3/4L3. CAMPESINO PFrancis 52.0 1- 1/2L4. UPPA TUNE SEllis 57.0 2-1/4LWIN: $90.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:18.4 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:11.4Winner : 4yo b colt – LIQUIDITY – BUYABOOKTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTAOwner: ALEXANDER HABERBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $459.00 Ex: $451.00D/E: $298.00Trifecta: $263.00Rolling Triple: $4,894.00Race 12 1000 M (R) (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. RUNNER RUNNER DDawkins4 52.02. WICKED TUFF RLahoe 54.0 10L3. TEISHA’S DREAM AGray4 51.5 Sh.Head4. GRAND TRAIN LSteadman3 53.0 1L5. MEDICAL INSTINCT RNelson 53.0 3/4LLate scratch : #3 FREE AS A BIRD, #9 SMART TRAINWIN: $81.00PLACE: $119.00, $81.00, $177.00Final Time: 1:02.2 Splits: 23.4, 48.2Winner: 5yo colt – ADORE THE GOLD – UP FOR GOLDTrainer: PAUL SMITH Owner: DELETA BREWSTERBred by HOPETON DRECKETTEQu: $796.00 Ex: $2,077.00D/E: $806.00 (1-3) $106.00Trifecta: $4,906.00Hi-5 carry-over : $116,220.00Rolling Triple: $3,602.00Pick-4: $16,556.00Super-6: $17,051.00Pick-9: (8/9) $10,754.50 (7/9) $318.00Carry-over : $1, 414,054.90
People’s National Party (PNP) President, Prime Minister Portia Simpson — Miller, has expressed confidence that she will remain in the top job when the votes are counted later this evening. After casting her vote at the Whitfield Town All Age School in her South West St Andrew constituency a short while ago, Simpson-Miller told members of the media that she will not say how many seats she is going to win, but noted that she is assured of victory. “Do I look like a loser? What sort of question is that?” Simpson- Miller quipped as journalists asked whether she would stay on as PNP President should she lose the election. “I know how many seats I am going to win, but I know the PNP will remain in power after this election,” added Simpson-Miller. The PNP President said after voting she is heading to her constituency office as she doesn’t see the need to prop up any PNP candidate who might be in a fight. In a plea to her supporters and Jamaicans in general, the Prime Minister begged for a peaceful election arguing that there is no need for intimidation or violence as people cast their votes. “I want no intimidation. I want no trouble. I want everybody to go out and cast their vote in peace,” said Simpson — Miller. She said her next address to the media will come later after the PNP’s victory. With a massive crowd shouting ‘Portia! Portia!’, the PNP President left the Whitfield Town All Age School just minutes ago. Meanwhile, heavy voting is continuing at the polling station, which has several polling divisions.