Horse Racing

United Racehorse Trainers' Association of Jamaica stages all-inclusive race day

Claiming King Robert Darby, Harry Parsard to be honoured with trophy races

BY OBSERVER RACING
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Friday, November 16, 2018

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TOMORROW the UnitedRacehorse Trainers' Associationof Jamaica (URTAJ)puts on what president RyanDarby is calling an all-inclusiverace day at CaymanasPark.

“Although the race card isbeing organised by the URTAJ,it is not all about trainers,as while trainers are to behonoured in various ways, theother professionals in racing,jockeys and grooms alongwith the owners are going tobenefit from cash incentives,gift packages and horse feed.“

The day we have plannedfor tomorrow is going to bedifferent, it is going be excitingand it is one where some ofour training stalwarts will behonoured,” Darby informed.

Apart from the Stewards'Cup for two-year-olds andthe URTAJ Trophy, the othereight races all carry the nameof trainers past and present.

“We have two very specialtrophy races, the HarryParsard and the Robert'Claiming King' Darby Snr. These two gentlemen are nolonger with us, but for sureboth made a lasting impacton racing and both deservethe honour afforded to them,”Ryan Darby said.

On the day there will be giftbaskets presented to trainersfinishing, first, second, thirdand fourth in each race.Winning jockeys are set toreceive plaques and gift bags,while winning grooms are tocollect a bottle of wine andlunch vouchers.

The trainers winning thethree claiming races on offerare going to get a cash incentiveof $15,000 each, whileall winning owners receive avoucher from the tack shoplocated at Caymanas Park.

If all that was not enough,there will be an open bar inthe trainers' room for trainers.The first four horses in theHarry Parsard Trophy are tobenefit from the provision offeed donated for the event byHi – Pro.

Other sponsors on theday include Carlton Watson,Supreme Ventures Racing andEntertainment Limited, O&STack Room, McKay Security,Spectrum Security Brokers andmany other private individuals.

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