Guineas trials scrapped

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Denise Walters

The 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas are a part of a new 10 race day projection that promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has put up on its website. However, the Guineas trials have been scrapped.

Both the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas are the first Classics of the season, which has been curtailed by the Covid-19 coronavirus. According to the adjusted calendar they are set to be run on separate days once racing resumes.

Former 18-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta says while he's happy that things are progressing in the right directions, he thinks a couple races are missing. Meanwhile, Dr Sophia Ramlal, acting senior JRC veterinarian, told Radio Jamaica Sports that the policy paper to get racing underway will be sent off to the Ministry of Health in a matter of days.

A second stakeholders meeting was held on Saturday that included owners, trainers, jockeys, jockeys’ agents, along with the regulators and promoting company. Stakeholders are seeking a June 13 start date. Racing has been indefinitely suspended since March 21.



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