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Thursday, June 17, 2021

New ‘child’ on the block

IT now appears there’s a new ‘child’ on the block.

When the in a single day programme was made obtainable on Wednesday afternoon for the 11 races to be run at Caymanas Park on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the title of Jason DaCosta appeared on the record of trainers for the primary time.

Jason is the son of Wayne, the previous 18-time champion coach who sadly handed away early on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 on account of COVID-19 issues.

Jason has successfully taken over his father’s stables and can begin horses for the primary time in Jamaica. He has 4 horses nominated on the Tuesday programme — Above All Hyperlinks, My Time Now, Ianzha Hyperlinks and Morse Code. After his preliminary nominations Jason has since gained two races — first with Elitist, who’s owned by his mom Elizabeth, and King Arthur.

The younger DaCosta gained his expertise and was licensed in the USA, and developed his stables first within the state of Florida after which in Ohio. He has been taking good care of affairs at his father’s stables for the final three to 4 weeks.

Jason left Jamaica in 2008 and began coaching in the USA in 2009.

“I began out in racing with my dad as a child coming to the monitor on weekends. It was actually simply enjoyable for me. I used to be younger, simply studying the whole lot I might from my dad and having fun with all in racing. Whereas going to highschool I additionally did a few summers with him, and after I left highschool I needed to go straight to the monitor with him however he and my mom mentioned no. ‘You need to end faculty first,’ they demanded. That recommendation was heeded and I went off to school. I did two years and got here again to the monitor in Jamaica and did 5 years of apprenticeship beneath his tutelage. I then went abroad and obtained my certification to grow to be a licensed coach at Calder in Miami, as I used to be denied acceptance within the native programme,” Jason DaCosta instructed this publication.

He then shared that his first winner was a filly by the title of Miss Aristocrat on the Calder racetrack in Miami, who was a winner first day out in a maiden occasion.

“My first stakes winner was with Silver Cloud — he gained the Summit of Velocity contest at Calder. Silver Cloud is without doubt one of the greatest horses that I’ve skilled to date in my profession,” Jason DaCosta shared.

As to leaving Jamaica and plying his commerce within the US, Jason DaCosta mentioned: “I missed the racing right here but it surely was a great transfer for me as I’ve achieved fairly effectively up to now. I’ve a pleasant string of horses and I’m doing fairly good for myself. The expertise I gathered from my father helped me by way of troublesome occasions all trainers need to face in some unspecified time in the future of their [career] . Horse racing is a troublesome recreation. It’s a robust enterprise and you must work laborious if you wish to get to the highest of your recreation, as it’s what you place into it’s what you’ll get out of it. I used to be effectively ready by dad to satisfy the challenges.”

Based on Equibase, the well-known and established knowledge analytics web site within the US, Jason DaCosta’s general file now stands at 2,316 begins, 376 firsts, 347 second-place finishes and 314 finishes in third spot.

Up to now in 2021 he has made 72 begins with 9 firsts, 12 seconds and 5 thirds.

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