Purses for this year’s 1000 and 2000 Guineas have been increased by new promoting company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL). SVREL’s Chief Operating Officer, Brando Hayden announced the increases at a press launch for the 43-year-old race day at the winners’ enclosure at Caymanas Park on Tuesday. Both races will see a $250,000 increase from $3.25 million to $3.5 million. The Jamaica 1000 Guineas will feature native-bred 3-year-old fillies while the Jamaica 2000 will feature native-bred 3-year-old colts and geldings. Hayden thanked this year’s major sponsors of the race day, Cash Pot, who have put $2.5 million on the table as part of their ongoing Cash Pot Mega Ball promotion. “We are appreciative of the support of the Cash Pot Mega Ball promotion, which will assist us in making this the best and most well-staged Jamaica 1000 & 2000 Guineas in its 43-year history,” Hayden said. The increase in purses for the April 8 Jamaica 1000 & 2000 Guineas Classic is part of a move by SVREL to increase the overall purse structure for this racing year by $100 million, effective April 1. The increase is part of a promise made by SVREL to horseracing stakeholders prior to the official March 7 takeover.
Loreto, Letterkenny 3 Ursuline, Sligo 2: GERALDINE McLAUGHLIN scored a hat-trick as Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, advanced to their first Umbro FAIS Senior Girls final since 1991 as they overcame Ursuline College, Sligo, at Finn Park, Ballybofey, yesterday.McLaughlin scored the first goal from close range after 13 minutes and although the insipriational Emma Hansberry equalised for the Sligo school on 25 minutes, McLaughlin seized on a defensive error to pounce again seven minutes later.Hansberry fired in a wonderful 20-yard shot to leave the sides level at the break but McLaughlin got what proved to be the winner with a long-range strike mid-way through the second half. Ursuline were unlucky not to force the game into extra-time when Hansberry hit the crossbar with a well-weighted free late on.Loreto will now face the winners of tomorrow’s second semi-final between St Angela’s, Waterford, and Eureka, Kells, in the decider on March 22nd.LORETO, LETTERKENNY: O’Donnell, Gallagher, Crawford, Carr, McKinney, Harper, Thompson, Grant, Doherty, McLaughlin, Sweeney (Diver 60 mins).URSULINE COLLEGE, SLIGO: Feeney, Clancy, Ewing, Fowley, Monaghan, Boles, Hansberry, O’Boyle, White (Ferrigan 60 mins), Finnesan (McCole 40 mins), Sheerin. Referee: B O’Kane (Donegal).LORETO THROUGH TO SENIOR GIRLS FINAL! was last modified: March 9th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)