Conditions for BGLC sponsored Diamond Mile


Friday, April 20, 2018

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The date for the 2018 edition of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) sponsored Diamond Mile is Saturday, December 1.

The date and conditions of the 2018 Diamond Mile were announced at a press conference on Tuesday last at the offices of the BGLC on Hagley Park Road in St Andrew.

The conditions of the race were set out by Director of Racing at the promoting company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, Christopher Armond.

The 2018 Diamond Mile conditions are as follows.

- The maximum field is 16, of which 10 positions will be reserved for horses domiciled in Jamaica (local bred and foreign bred) since January 1, 2018.

Horses will be selected based on the following:

- Automatic first preference entry to the winner of the 2017 running of Diamond Mile providing that this horse participates in a minimum of two Grade I events and finishes from 1st to 3rd in at least one race (Nomination fee applicable).

- Automatic first preference entry to the winners of the 2018 running of the Jamaica Derby(GR.I); the Superstakes(GR.I); the Caribbean Sprint Championship (GR.I); and the Caymanas Invitational Mile(GR.I) (Nomination fee applicable).

- All other horses will be selected based on their year-to-date earnings (JMD$) (Jan. 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018). Earnings in Restricted Stakes, Restricted Allowance I, II, III, IV and/or V, maiden and claiming races are not considered.

The remaining six positions will be reserved as follows:

- Four (4) positions for horses domiciled in Barbados (2 positions) and Trinidad & Tobago (2 positions) since January 1, 2018.

- Two (2) positions for horses being imported directly to Jamaica from any other recognized racing jurisdiction less than two months prior to December 1, 2018.

- Imported horses that are claimed and/or competing for less than a claiming price of USD$50,000 in their last three starts since January 1, 2018 are NOT eligible.

- Horses domiciled in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago must be Grade I winners since January 1, 2018.In the event that there is more than the required amount of overseas entries, a committee comprising of three members of the Racing Department will determine the eligibility preference of such horses.

- In the event that there are no horses from Barbados and/or Trinidad & Tobago four (4) positions will be for horses domiciled in Jamaica since January 1, 2018.

- In the event that there are no horses from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and/or horses imported from any other recognized racing jurisdiction, the remaining six or any part thereof will be filled by horses domiciled in Jamaica since January 1, 2018

- All horses declared to start on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 are subject to a veterinary check on Thursday, November 29, 2018 by 12 noon.




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