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With rising requires an enchancment to the leisure worth for guests to the power, Lorna Gooden, Normal Supervisor of Supreme Ventures Racing and Leisure Restricted (SVREL), mentioned her organisation has been implementing quite a lot of new measures and techniques with a view to enhance the racing expertise and to draw extra new punters to Caymanas Park.

Gooden informed The Sunday Gleaner that her organisation has been continuously upgrading the power over the previous few years, whereas mentioning that, as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, there will probably be much more infrastructural improvement on the facility.

“Final yr, we introduced that we had been targeted on making Caymanas Park a vacation spot for guests, whereas including to the leisure worth of the park,” mentioned Gooden. “To begin the method, we signed a take care of Chukka Cove to supply excursions of the power. We anticipate this to turn into a actuality as quickly because the nation recovers from COVID-19. Within the meantime, we’ve got pivoted to ship a guess kind much like the choices of SVREL’s simulcast companions, the Reggae 6, the primary of the numerous wagering improvements by the SVREL group leading to millionaires every weekend.”

“We’ve got launched new wagers reminiscent of Ketch 9 and have added extra giveaways for patrons utilizing our MBet platform, and, in fact, our carryovers and single winner bonuses are a success. Punters are profitable extra and, sure, we do have extra in retailer for them,” Gooden added.

Nonetheless, Ryan Darby, president of the United Racehorse Trainers Affiliation (UTRA), mentioned there’s an pressing want for extra leisure choices on the facility, particularly for first-time punters in the course of the race days.

“I believe that we have to fast-track the leisure facet of it as a result of, aside from simply coming to trace for racing and simply watching a race, we’d like sports activities bars settings for individuals who’re interested by racing and may produce other pursuits whereas on the observe on race days,” mentioned Darby.

“As it’s now, if you happen to don’t perceive horse racing, while you’re on the observe, likelihood is you may turn into bored midway via the day, and so we have to broaden the leisure selection so that folks might be extra entertained whereas on the races,” he mentioned.

Darby’s sentiments are echoed by Damar Wilson, a punter who has been going to trace for over 20 years and who additionally believes much more must be added to the park’s choices, to draw spectators.

“We want extra leisure right here in order that we will take our children to trace,” mentioned Wilson.

PLAY AREA FOR KIDS

“We want a play space for the children and we’d like extra issues to draw individuals over right here as a result of, if you happen to go searching, there are solely grooms, trainers and few individuals who love racing which might be right here and so, until there’s a huge race day, you aren’t going to seek out lots of people coming right here,” he added.

Gooden underscored that, regardless of the downturn in gross sales, SVREL has nonetheless managed to enhance some areas of the power and can proceed to take action as they purpose to make Caymanas Park a tourism vacation spot.

“Caymanas Park has been constantly upgrading its stables and the bodily infrastructure since final yr, a transfer that can proceed to make sure that the amenities of the 60-year previous park are maintained,” she mentioned. “We’ve got additionally upgraded our electrical distribution system for the race observe and bought water vans that are essential to maintaining the observe irrigated. We’ve got undertaken repaving of the roadways which had been in dire want of repairs.”

She additionally identified {that a} brand-new tote board needs to be in operation on the observe in August. The previous tote board, which had stopped working in 2019, was demolished in February.

robert.bailey@gleanerjm.com

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