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

SOCCER – ALL YOUR DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEKEND

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURES SATURDAY 04-01-2014 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupFintown Harps AFC v Glenea United ReservesArranmore United v Ramelton Mariners (K.O. 1 p.m.) Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves v Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers v Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAY 05-01-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Lifford Celtic v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Drumoghill F.C.Castlefin Celtic v Cappry Rovers SOCCER – ALL YOUR DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEKEND was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURESlast_img read more

Will Bád Eddie be enshrined in stainless steel forever?

first_imgThe community of Gaoth Dobhair is being invited to have their say on the future of the iconic shipwreck ‘Bád Eddie’, which is decaying rapidly on the beach at Magheraclogher.A public meeting will take place in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair, this Monday 30th September at 8pm to discuss proposals for the famous Donegal landmark which first washed up in the 1970s and which has remained on the beach ever since.The famous wreck has featured in music videos – most notably the video ‘In a Lifetime’ by Clannad and BONO – and appeared in Vogue magazine. But the structure has become so unsafe that it now poses a risk to the public.Bad Eddie, Gaoth DobhairDonegal TD Pearse Doherty is putting forward plans to have the wreckage removed and replaced by a full-size replica steel sculpture.It is anticipated that Monday’s meeting will give the public the opportunity to voice their opinions on this suggestion and other ideas.Deputy Doherty said: “As many people will be aware, the vessel has laid on the strand at Magherclogher since the 1970s following a storm which saw the boat run aground where its wooden remains have been left rotting ever since. “While the vessel has become a well known and much loved tourist attraction over the years, even having appeared in a number of famous music videos as well in publications and brochures promoting the county, it’s unfortunately the case the rate of decay has accelerated significantly to the point that the boat has become unsafe and now poses a risk to the public.“A few years ago, my colleague Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh had been in contact with both the local authority and the Office of Public Works in a bid to clarify the status of the wreck as well as to make efforts to have the structure made safe and preserved.“Notwithstanding this, it’s believed that the boat is now beyond salvaging with many now holding the view that something needs to be done to make the location safe for beach goers.“Similarly, there is wide spread consensus locally that – if it is to be removed – then a new structure or other monument should be installed in its place which would act as both a fitting tribute to the boat as well as something which in time could become a potential tourist attraction for the area.”Deputy Doherty continued: “This is why over the last number of months, I have been working closely with Donegal sculptor John McCarron on a proposal for the site which includes a plan to create a replica full-size stainless steel sculpture of Bád Eddie and have it erected on the strand at Magheraclogher where Bád Eddie now sits. “Of course, while this is a proposal for the boat which I have been working on and which I hope to present at next week’s public meeting, it is simply one of a number of suggestions being floated as I’m sure other people may have different or alternative proposals and these too need to be considered.“Needless to say Bád Eddie is an iconic part of this county’s heritage and it holds a special place in the hearts of many people locally and indeed around the world having featured in countless wedding photos, family albums and in other materials down through the years.”Sculptor John McCarron will be in attendance at Monday’s meeting in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair, and it is hoped that as many people as possible will and have their say on how they believe Bád Eddie should be re-imagined.Will Bád Eddie be enshrined in stainless steel forever? was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bad Eddielast_img read more

Delayed burndown and soybean planting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Soybean burndown has been a hot topic for DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Bradley Ott’s territory of Darke, Preble, Montgomery, Butler and Hamilton Counties. What needs to be done once the cool wet weather moves on to get a good burndown on and still be timely with planting? Ott shares his opinion on that and discusses corn emergence in his area with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img