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26/07/16


 

FRONT RUNNER RACEDAYS 2016 & 2017

 

THE 2016 & 2017 FRONT RUNNER RACEDAYS was launched in the Trainer’s Room at Caymanas Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Mr. Winston Thomas (Sales Manager – Nutramix)) spoke on behalf of the Sponsor Newport Mills Limited, through their product Front Runner. Mr. Denzil Miller Jr. (Racing Secretary, CTL), offered the racing details while Mr. Keith Blake (Deputy Chairman-CTL) gave the promoter’s remarks. Mrs. Tricia Ferguson (Marketing Manager/CTL) gave the welcome and Vote of Thanks.

 

On behalf of the entire industry, we take this opportunity to welcome NEWPORT MILLS LIMITED through their premiere product “FRONT RUNNER, the #1 horse feed” on their sponsorship in Thoroughbred Racing.

 

Front Runner will inject a total of $1.5M to the purses of 6 races. Two races will be for native-bred 2-y-o and 4 races will be for native-bred 3-y-o.

 

The Front Runner sponsorship will form a solid stepping stone and highly anticipated and exciting series of races for our valuable racing fans and horsemen prior to the 2016 2-y-o Triple Series and the 2017 Triple Crown.

 

This sponsorship and promotion will commence on August 13, 2016 with the inaugural running of “The Front Runner Dash” for NB2-y-o Maidens over 1000m (r) for a total purse of $1m (inclusive of $250,000 from the sponsor Front Runner).

 

The second race day will be on September 24, 2016 with the inaugural running of “The Front Runner Sprint” for NB2-Y-0 Maidens over 1100m for a purse of $1M (inclusive of $250,000 from the sponsor Front Runner).

 

This sponsorship will continue in 2017 and for the first time the following races which are major long standing prep races on the road to the local Triple Crown Series will be sponsored. These races are:

 

       i.            The 23rd running of The Hotline Stakes for NB3-Y-O fillies NW2 for 1200m for a purse of $1.1M (inclusive of $250,000 from the sponsor Front Runner).

 

    ii.            The 22nd running of The Sir Howard Stakes for NB3-Y-O Colts and Geldings for 1200m for a purse of $1.1M (inclusive of $250,000 from the sponsor Front Runner).

 

Both of the above races will be run in late February 2017 and continue in March with:-

 

 iii.            The 26th running of The Thornbird Stakes (GR.II) for NB3-Y-O fillies over 1400m for a purse of $1.3M (inclusive of $250,000 from the sponsor Front Runner).

 

The 26th running of The Prince Consort Stakes (GR.II) for NB-3-Y-O Colts and Geldings over 1400m for a purse of $1.3M (inclusive of $250,000 from the sponsor Front Runner).

 

 

 

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