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THE 2017 DIAMOND MILE was launched at
the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Ms. Dahlia Harris was the MC for the
launch. Mr. Vitus Evans (Executive Director-BG&LC) offered the Welcome,
while Mr. Paul Hoo (Chairman-SVL Group Ltd) gave the sponsors remarks.
There was also a message from Mr. Clovis Metcalfe (Chairman -BG&LC), the
Diamond Mile Host.
Mr. Denzil Miller Jr. (Racing Secretary,
SVREL) offered the racing details surrounding the conditions of the race
and Mr. Christopher Armond (Director of Racing, SVREL) gave an industry
perspective of the Diamond Mile on behalf of the promoter.
Others present were Mr. Anthony Shoucair,
Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission, Mr. Brando Hayden, COO,
Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited, Executives and staff of
BG&LC, JRC and Supreme Ventures Group and Members of the Media and
various representatives from the Racing Industry.
The winning team behind SEEKING MY
DREAM’S victory in the 2015 and 2016 running of the Diamond Mile (GR.I)
were special guests – Duane and Jay Smith representing their father,
Owner Derrick Smith C.D., Wayne DaCosta O.D., Omar Walker and Linval
PLEASE SEE CONDITIONS FOR THE DIAMOND
MILE RACE BELOW >>>.
THE 3rd RUNNING OF
THE (SVL) DIAMOND MILE (GR.I)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2017 at Caymanas Park
PURSE: JMD$14,260,000 - (USD$115,000 approx.)
TRACK RECORD: 1.34:3 WANTIN AN HAVIN 48.5KG 4-Y-O(A.BAKER-ARGYLL FARMS-P.FEANNY
STAKES RECORD: 1:36:2 SEEKING MY DREAM 53KG 3-Y-O (O. WALKER- DERRICK
C.SMITH- W. DACOSTA O.D)
DECEMBER 5, 2015
: 1:36:2 SEEKING MY DREAM 55KG 4-Y-O (O. WALKER- DERRICK C.SMITH- W.
DECEMBER 10, 2016
FOR NATIVE-BRED AND IMPORTED THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD.
Divided: $6,700,000; $2,300,000; $1,410,000; $860,000; $690,000;
$557,000 $216,000; $195,000; $183,000 and $175,000 to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
4th, 5th,6th , 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th placed horses respectively and
$974,000 to the breeder of the winning horses. THE COMMEMMORATIVE TROPHY
valued at $500,000 will be won outright by the winning owner. The
winning Breeder, Trainer, Jockey and Groom will also receive Trophies.
ALL INCENTIVES DONATED BY THE BETTING GAMING AND LOTTERIES COMMISSION,
and SUPREME VENTURES RACING & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED.
1. Nomination fee $80,000 payable to SUPREME VENTURES RACING &
ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED AS FOLLOWS:
(i) $10,000 on or before 2:00pm on Thursday, November 2,
(The list of entrants will be published on/or before Friday, November 3,
(ii) $70,000 on or before 5:00pm on Saturday, November 25, 2017
(refundable only if the
horse is scratched by the JRC/CTL Veterinarian, Starter)
(The list of entrants will be published on/or before Monday, November
(iii) All Trainers must confirm participation of their horse/s in
writing (entry blank) with
the Racing Office by 5:00pm on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
(iv) The declaration of Jockeys, equipment, medication (lasix) will
close at 11:30am on
Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
(v) The draw for post position will be at approximately 2:00pm on
Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
2. Native-Bred- Horses foaled in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago
Imported - Horses not foaled in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago.
WEIGHT: IMPORTED 3-Y-O & UP..... .. .. .. .57 KG
NATIVE-BRED 4-Y-O AND UPWARD..... .55 KG
NATIVE-BRED THREE-YEAR-OLDS .. .. 53 KG
FILLIES AND MARES ALLOWED..... .. 2 KG
2 kg penalty will be applied to Imported Horses that are not domiciled
in Jamaica ,Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago for less than 2 months prior
to December 2, 2017. This penalty will also be applicable to Imported
horses that have been domiciled in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago
for more than 2 months and have not raced.
2 kg allowance will be applied to Imported horses that have been
domiciled in Jamaica prior to January 1, 2017.
If at the close of entries there is no horse/s entered whose weight is
57kg, then the highest
weighted horse/s will be adjusted upward to 57 kg and all other horse/s
will be adjusted upward
***NO APPRENTICE CLAIMS ALLOWED***
3. Maximum field is 16
(a) 10 positions will be reserved for horses domiciled in Jamaica for
more than two
months prior to December 2, 2017. Horses will be selected based on the
(i) Automatic first preference entry to the winners of the 2017 running
The Jamaica Derby(GR.I); The Superstakes(GR.I); The Caribbean Sprint
(GR.I); and the Caymanas Invitational Mile (GR.I).(Nomination fee
(ii)All other horses will be selected based on their year-to-date
(Jan. 1, 2017 – November 25, 2017). Earnings in Restricted Stakes,
Allowances, Maiden and Claiming races are not considered.
(b) The remaining 6 positions will be reserved:
(i) For horses domiciled in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago for more than
months prior to December 2, 2017.
(ii) Horses being imported directly to Jamaica from any other recognized
jurisdiction less than 2 months prior to December 2, 2017.
(c) In the event that there are no horses from Barbados, Trinidad and
horses imported from any other recognized racing jurisdiction, the
remaining 6 or any
part thereof will be filled by horses domiciled in Jamaica for more than
prior to December 2, 2017.
(d) All horses declared to start on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 are
subject to a
veterinary check on Thursday, November 30, 2017 by 12 noon.
WHILE EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO AVOID MISTAKES OCCURRING IN THE MAKEUP OR
PRINTING OF THIS CONDITION, SUPREME VENTURES RACING AND ENTERTAINMENT
LIMITED, JAMAICA RACING COMMISSION AND THE BETTING GAMING & LOTTERIES
COMMISSION ASSUMES NO LIABILITY TO ANYONE FOR ERRORS OR OMMISSION OR
INTERPRETATION OF ANY CONDITION IN THIS RACE.
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