Saturday 24 October, 2020

AnyBet's Final Furlong Bonanza to reward occupational stakeholders

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has partnered with fellow Supreme Ventures subsidiary, AnyBet to provide a special cash incentive to winners at Caymanas Park over the next 14 weeks with its upcoming sponsorship promotion, ANYBET’s Final Furlong Bonanza.

AnyBet has pledged $100,000 to be awarded to the owners, jockeys and grooms of the best performing chargers in the last race of each local race programme.

The first round of rewards will be issued on Saturday, which will feature the 94th running of the St Leger and ends on December 27, the last day for the 2020 racing season.

The contribution will be apportioned as follows:
(1) $15,000 each will go to the owner and trainer of the winning horse of the final race
(2) $20,000 each will go to the jockey and groom of the winning horse of the final race
(3) $10,000 each will go to the jockey and groom of the second-place horse of the final race.
(4) $5,000 each to jockey and groom of the third-place horse of the final race

Don Mark Smith, General Manager of AnyBet, said the additional cash prize is to acknowledge the contributions of the behind the scenes groups that make race days possible.

Smith said, “we saw this as an opportunity to give back to persons impacted by the previous closure of races due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The occupational groups – grooms, jockeys, trainers and owners are crucial to the operations at Caymanas Park and all contribute to the success of the sport, and the industry on a whole.

"We want to do our part to contribute to the continued development of the horseracing industry, especially at this time."

SVREL’s General Manager, Lorna Gooden added that the sponsorship comes at an ideal time as the industry tries to regain its footing after the extended shutdown earlier this year.

“We continue to seek ways to contribute to the earnings of horsemen and reward them for their commitment to the job of getting these horses ready for the big stage even during the shutdown earlier this year. We are excited by this partnership with AnyBet and hope that this will encourage other companies to come aboard, as we work together towards sustainability and future viability of the industry,” said Gooden.

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