Horse Racing

Bandana, be Bold with Black, Green & Gold

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC)-sponsored Emancipation Day (August 1, 2018) race meet provides many incentives for those in attendance at Caymanas Park.

The theme for the Emancipation Day 10-race card is – Bandana, be Bold with Black, Green & Gold. The BGLC will be providing prizes for the male and female whose outfit best expresses its Emancipation theme.

Further, the first 1,200 punters entering the stands at Caymanas Park will be the recipients of gifts from the commission.

Highlights of the day will be the running of the BGLC Trophy for Open Allowance horses and the always popular 'Gimmick Race'. The Gimmick Race features male/female teams competing over a furlong for $40,000 as the winners' purse.

“The annual Emancipation Race Day is a staple event for The Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission, with our team members coming out to join racing fans from all walks of life for an exciting afternoon at the track,” said Vitus Evans, executive director of the BGLC. “Horse racing has a rich history in Jamaica and it seems quite fitting to celebrate this alongside the observances of another milestone event in Jamaica's history, Emancipation Day.”

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