Super Racing Day JamaicaPublished November 9, 2009
Locals gear up for a massive horse-racing bonanza.
Come Saturday November 14th at Caymanas Park in St. Catherine, the action is going to explode out of the gates.
It's the $18-million punters dream-come-true racing bonanza in Jamaica. The contest is going to showcase 12 fantastic races, and already the event is packing in the crowds.
Pure Horse-power hotting up
The day before the event - Friday November 13th will be the prelude to the two-day meet. Big name horses and jockeys will be bidding for the winner's mantle.
Friday November 13th sees the Legends Race taking place - a lucky omen for some perhaps?
Saturday expects a full-house turnout
Proceedings kick off with the Grade-One Blanca Nieves Super Stakes. These feature a $6 million purse over 10-furlongs. Naturally fans and punters alike will be eagerly waiting for this massive event.
The sponsors of the day will be Amalgamated Distributors Limited (ADL).
Leading jockeys and horses
Among the many top riders schedule to take part include:
- The current Super Stakes championAd Infinitum ridden by Brian Harding
- The Derby winner He's Really OKridden by Paul Francis
- A hot favourite is Regal Selection
- And the 1000 Guineas and Oaks filly - Saint Cecelia will be ridden by Shane Ellis
The latter filly and her jockey have been gunning for the Super Stakes Event and a win is not out of the question. Both her trainer and her mount are confident that with her pace and fine form, she is going to be hard to beat.
Broadcasting of the major sporting event will be televised by Jamaica Sports Networks, starting with the Friday meet and following through the major event on Saturday November 14th.