Down the Stretch: Diamond Mile 2018

Wednesday Social

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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The starting gates of the 14-race Diamond Mile were not the only places of excitement at Caymanas Park on Saturday last. The infield of Jamaica's home of horse racing was converted into a luxury oasis by Main Event and MStyle XP. The day's co-hosts Supreme Ventures Limited and the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission ensured that guests had both air-conditioned and al fresco areas in which to relax, nosh on delicious food and strut eye-catching outfits procured especially for the day.

In its fourth year, the “parade of style and elegance” proved that men care as much about what they put on as women do. Seeing the sartorial splendour of the men in attendance gave new meaning to the term “Gentlemen, start your engines”. Wednesday Social's eyes moved faster than the ghosts in the final level of Pac-Man as we walked around the venue taking in the various fashions. We expected nothing less from an event that had media personality Terri-Karelle Reid and Nestlé Jamaica Digital and Public Relations Manager Garfene Grandison as fashion ambassadors.

Each race was riveting. However, it was race 13 — the titular Diamond Mile, with its $14-million purse — that offered nail-biting suspense. Before the race began She's A Maneater took off and decided that she was going to run her own race, through a hedge, across a parking lot and up the track. Cue: pandemonium. However, the denouement of the brouhaha was five-year-old chestnut horse Will In Charge winning the lucrative purse.

Whether you were a horse-racing fanatic, a first-time race goer or simply there for the opportunity to flaunt your best formal daywear, everyone had a fabulous time at the Diamond Mile 2018. Wednesday Social brings highlights.

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