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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

THE ‘FANNA’ CLASSIC

The person who has ridden essentially the most winners general (1,663) and likewise essentially the most Traditional winners, Winston “Fanna” Griffiths, may have his title eternally marked within the annals of native racing with the inaugural operating of the Winston Griffiths Traditional.

The occasion, Winston Griffiths Traditional, a 9 ½ furlong (new distance) race, is scheduled for September 4 and is for native-bred three-year-old non-winners of a Grade 1 race, permitting a most subject of 12 for a handbag of $3.75 million.

This and different bulletins on projected races and the introduction of latest distances for the second half of the yr had been made on Wednesday afternoon (June 16) by the selling firm, Supreme Ventures Racing and Leisure Restricted.

“It’s a sign honour for me to be recognised by the racing business for my achievements in racing.

“To know that after so a few years to placed on such a prestigious race on my behalf is one thing which I recognize quite a bit and I hope that this race will likely be effectively supported and show to be one of many higher races through the course of the racing yr,” Griffiths stated.

The space of the Winston Griffiths Traditional, 9 ½ furlongs (1,900 metres) sees the introduction of latest racing distance, which continues to be pending approval by the regulatory physique of racing, the Jamaica Racing Fee (JRC).

“This distance is fashionable in North America, with mainstays such because the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico and the Confraternity Traditional in Puerto Rico – received by the 2005/2006 Horse of the 12 months Miracle Man,” Denzil Miller, racing secretary, stated.

One other new 9 ½ furlong race that will likely be added to the calendar is the Jamaica Cup, a Grade One (three-year-old and upwards) race occasion slated to be run on November 13, pending approval by the JRC.

The Jamaica Oaks will likely be run on August 7 to help the final leg of the Triple Crown, the a hundred and first operating of the Jamaica Derby on August 6. The Jamaica Oaks, this yr will likely be sponsor by Entrance Runner.

The primary main two-year-old race for 2021 is ready for August 2 with the Supreme Ventures (SVL) Two-12 months-Outdated Triple Collection beginning in October. The SVL sequence will enter its seventeenth yr and options the Money Pot (six furlongs) in October; the Pick3 (seven furlongs) in November and the Jamaica Two-12 months-Outdated Stakes (one mile) on Boxing Day.

 

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