ANSA MCAL (BARBADOS) LTD TO SPONSOR MAJOR RACING EVENT

Saturday 21st November will see a major, new and exciting day on the annual racing calendar as ANSA McAL (Barbados) and its group of companies, in association with The Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and The Barbados Turf Club, sponsoring The ANSA MCAL Racing Festival.

The Racing Festival will feature major highlights: The inaugural ANSA MCAL (Barbados) TROPHY will take centre-stage. This 7.8-furlong (1,570 metres) race will be opened to all horses - three-year-olds and older, carrying a minimum guaranteed purse of BBD$75,000 (plus nominations). Foreign horses and jockeys will be encouraged to contest this event.

The Racing Festival will feature major highlights: The inaugural ANSA MCAL (Barbados) TROPHY will take centre-stage. This 7.8-furlong (1,570 metres) race will be opened to all horses – three-year-olds and older, carrying a minimum guaranteed purse of BBD$75,000 (plus nominations). Foreign horses and jockeys will be encouraged to contest this event.

In addition, ANSA MCAL (Barbados) will stage the 2015 Winter Jockeys’ Challenge (now in its third year) – a highly anticipated event which will again feature five international jockeys competing against locally-based riders in a test of skill for four (4) races.

Four jockeys out of the UK who have confirmed:-

Jamie Spencer – Jamie is a two time British champion jockey and once Irish Champion and multiple classic winner in the UK.
Tom Queally – (rode Frankel in all 14 of his unbeaten races)
Paul Mulrennan – (regarded as the best jockey in the north of England and recently won his 1st Group 1 race, the Nunthorpe Stakes at York)
Sammy Jo Bell – (up and coming apprentice girl jockey who was top jockey in this year’s Shergar Cup)

Also coming in for the Challenge is one jockey from China: Qin Yong, aged just 26 but who has reached a new level of excellence this year by winning 2 gold and 2 silver medals at the 10th Chinese Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities in August 2015.

The best locally-bred Creoles in training will also be on show that day, with the “BRYDEN/STOKES BREEDERS’ CLASSIC” and the “McEnearney Quality Inc JUVENILE BREEDERS’ STAKES” offering guaranteed prize money between them of at least BBD$58,000 (plus nominations).

Nicholas Mouttet, CEO of ANSA MCAL (Barbados) said how his company’s very excited to be producing not just another race day, but a new horseracing festival for the entire family.

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