Cal’s back on board for June 25 Jamaica Derby

first_imgFollowing their high-powered sponsorship and promotion in 2015, Cal’s Manufacturing will once again sponsor the prestigious Jamaica Derby at Caymanas Park on Saturday, June 25.Plans for the big day were outlined at yesterday’s promotional press launch in the Trainers’ Room at Caymanas Park. Cal’s marketing manager, Sabrina Thomas, disclosed that her company donated $2 million to the race day, including $1.5 million to the $7 million derby purse.This will be the 96th running of the premier classic for the Sir John Mordecai Trophy, and it marks Cal’s Manufacturing’s third stint as sponsors. The first was in 2011 when TECHNOMOTO scored a stunning upset.”We are indeed happy once again to launch Cal’s Derby Watch six weeks before the race for promotional activities,” said Thomas. “We are excited about the venture, and this intense and extensive promotion is to bring about the buzz and awareness of Cal’s Jamaica Derby 2016,” she added.According to Thomas, among the list of activities scheduled to start on May 13 are live roving reports and interviews in the stands with patrons and on-the-spot giveaways and promotions at six off-track locations by the Cal’s team every Saturday leading up to the big day.Racing secretary DenziL Miller Jr said 11 races would be offered on the day, with Cal’s donating $500,000 for the $180,000 claiming race over a mile, boosting the purse to $1 million, and the CTL Juvenile Cup for maiden two-year-olds with a purse of $850,000. The derby field will include Triple Crown contenders NUCLEAR AFFAIR and FUTURE KING, respective winners of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas on April 9.Cedric Stewart, chief executive officer of Caymanas Track Limited, said it was heartwarming at this early stage to participate in the promotional launch of Cal’s Jamaica Derby.”We welcome back CEO Carlton Watson and his hard-working team. Their contribution to the Jamaica Derby has showcased the prestige and capabilities of horse racing through their promotional activities to the wider community across the island,” he said.- O. C.last_img read more

3 Police Officers under close arrest for allegedly selling seized marijuana to dealer

first_imgThree Police Officers attached to the Fort Wellington Police Station were placed under close arrest after allegedly selling a portion of marijuana they seized to other dealers.Based on reports received, Police ranks would have unearthed 21.7 kilograms of compressed cannabis in a car that had crashed into another on the West Coast of Berbice on November 18, 2018. The illicit drug was discovered after the driver fledThe compressed cannabisthe scene.It was reported that the cannabis was found well wrapped in several black plastic bags on the back seat of the car.However, surveillance footage indicates that the officers who arrived on the scene may have removed a quantity of the illegal drug before taking pictures.After the surveillance footage from a nearby business and a house was reviewed, investigators concluded that the first part of the booty had been removed.A Traffic Sergeant and two Detective Sergeants were placed under close arrest after it was revealed that they would have sold the stolen portion of marijuana to a dealer on the Corentyne. The investigation continues.last_img read more

Leicester boss hopes Man United interest in Harry Maguire will end

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Puel hopes Maguire will stay put at the King Power LATEST TRANSFER NEWS LATEST targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED Puel said: “Of course not always players who start the season finish the season at a club but it is not in my mind that he will leave the club after just one year.“It is important to keep a player of his quality and importance to the club and the most important thing for me is to continue with him and work together.”Asked if Maguire’s new contract included a buy-out clause to further fend off potential suitors, Puel said: “I don’t know the details of his contract. But him signing is good for the club and the fans and shows the ambition of the club.” Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 Leicester boss Claude Puel hopes Harry Maguire signing a new long-term contract will ward off interest in the highly-rated defender.The 25-year-old was a target for Manchester United during the summer and was a key player for England as they reached the semi-final of the World Cup, before committing his future to Leicester last week by signing a new five-year deal. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more