Following 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.
Harry Kane is only the second England player to win the Golden Boot 2 2 Harry Kane will want to play in Tottenham Hotspur’s opening game of the new Premier League season, despite his World Cup exploits with England over the summer, believes Harry Redknapp.The striker is currently having a break from football after a long season, which saw him play 59 games for club and country – scoring a sensational 52 goals.It has been suggested he and a number of Spurs players who went the distance in Russia will be rested for the beginning of the campaign, which kicks off at Newcastle United on August 11.Among those could be goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – who captained France to World Cup glory – England stars Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier, plus Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.The number of players Tottenham had in the latter stages at the World Cup – with nine first-team stars in the semi-finals – has given Mauricio Pochettino a real headache ahead of the campaign, with Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp recently admitting he has ‘no clue’ how the Spurs boss will cope.But Redknapp believes Kane – winner of the World Cup Golden Boot – will give his manager a boost. The Three Lions captain netted six goals in Russia The 24-year-old has already said he is keen to start the season well and end his hoodoo of never scoring in August.And his former Tottenham boss told Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Harry is one of those lads who won’t want any time off.“He’ll go away for two weeks and he’ll miss football, he’ll come back and just want to play.“Some players will go away and say they need another few weeks’ rest and recovery.“But Harry is one of those one-off lads who I don’t think you’ll be able to keep him away from playing.EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham should rest Harry Kane for start of the new Premier League season – David Ginola“When the first game comes around he’s going to want to be in that team.“He’s going to want to be leading goalscorer against this year. He didn’t quite make it last year, Salah beat him to it, but he’s going to want to get that crown back and I don’t think he’s going to want to miss any matches – that’s always the feeling I get from the boy.”Listen back to Harry Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above
As the leading global health organization dedicated to finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is launching a new public service announcement (PSA) celebrating the thousands of blood cancer patients who are now able to come home.Video: Thanks to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society thousands are coming home.Building on LLS’s Someday is Today brand platform, the segment features inspiring vignettes that capture the joy patients experience as they return home to their loved ones. The emotion is underscored by the distinctive voice of Academy award-winning, “NCIS: Los Angeles” actress Linda Hunt, whose narration lends dimension and credibility to the PSA.“Today, the impossible is happening. Someone is coming home,” begins the narration over the image of a young child chalk-drawing on a sidewalk, then looking up to see her father coming home. Linda Hunt’s familiar voice draws the viewer in with, “Thanks to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thousands with blood cancer are coming home to a normal life.” Just as cancer can strike anyone, the vignettes portray scenes of a mother, child, partner, grandfather and daughter being welcomed home by family and friends, even pets.“Coming home is emblematic of a moment patients think they might never see, and seeing it happen highlights the progress we are making in the fight against cancer,” explains Nancy Hallberg, LLS Chief Marketing Officer. “The call to action delivers the powerful message that supporting LLS has a direct impact on cures.”“When you support LLS you not only advance the most pioneering research of our time, you accelerate promising treatments that save lives. You make a difference,” continues Hunt’s moving narration.The campaign consists of :30 and :60 TV PSAs (in English); a :30 TV PSA (in Spanish); :30 and :60 Radio PSAs (English only), as well as two :15 segments for internet use. Distribution to 1000 TV stations and 1,400 radio stations across the US and Puerto Rico will be timed for the holiday giving season. In addition, compelling social media messaging will be used to build awareness and drive donations. The segments were produced by Interplanetary in New York City, the agency that helped conceive the Someday is Today brand which launched in 2012. BoomTV is handling the PSA distribution.