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$10m up for grabs in SVL series for 2 y-o’s

first_imgTotal prize money of more than $10 million will be up for grabs for the 11th staging of the Supreme Ventures Limited’s (SVL) Triple Crown Series for native-bred two-year-olds, which gets under way on Monday, October 19.The series commences with the $2.95 million SVL Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres; continues on Saturday, November 28, with the $3.6 million Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres; culminating on Boxing Day, December 26, with the 103rd running of the SVL Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes over 1600 metres for a purse of $4 million.Supreme Ventures Limited will contribute total prize money of $6 million to the purses in addition to a $1 million bonus to the owner of the horse good enough to win all three races in the series.Details were outlined by representatives of Supreme Ventures Limited and Caymanas Track Limited at yesterday’s launch in the Trainers’ Room at the track.Speaking on behalf of SVL, Diahann Guy-Shepherd, sponsorship, promotions, and branding manager, said:”This is a series that the horsemen look forward to as it gives the youngsters an opportunity to showcase budding talent early in their development, plus it is the only event on the local calendar that offers a $1 million bonus to the winner of the series,” she said.CTL’s racing secretary, Denzil Miller, recalled that the unique sponsorship was launched in 2005, resulting from the merger of Supreme Ventures, CTL, and TOBA.”In 2013, the SVL series created enormous interest and energy as we welcomed and enjoyed Princess Popstar’s outstanding performances in becoming the first horse to win the series,” he said.He added that the Cash Pot Trophy should be competitive as ever with DREAMLINER, VISION, MESMERIZE, FUTURE KING, BUBBLING KITTEN, RUDDY’S BOY, NUCLEAR AFFAIR, GARY GLITTER, and BLUE DIXIE the probable starters.Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited, said the SVL two-year-old series “reflects a rich history of thoroughbred racing in Jamaica”.He acknowledged SVL’s commitment to racing in Jamaica through its contribution to not only one, but four major events on the racing calendar the Lotto Classic and the series of three juvenile races.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgThe station still has a 204-square-foot tower, but that antenna’s signal reaches only Los Angeles and Orange counties and it is spotty in places. The aviation community has opposed rebuilding the tower. Liberal Seekers club sets meeting LA HABRA – The Liberal Seekers Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Seasons Senior Center, 200 W. Whittier Blvd. Participants will view a video called, “Seniors for Peace,” which will be followed by a discussion. For more information, call John Fantz at (562) 696-0375 or Clay Costner at (562) 690-4806. Public safety meeting planned MONTEBELLO – Montebello public safety officials will hold a special open meeting from 8:30 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the City Hall chambers, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. Police and fire department officials will explain their operations and expenditures to the public and project their needs for the rest of the fiscal year ending in July. Residents can learn how public safety departments are funded and will be able to ask questions. For more information, call City Hall at (323) 887-1367. Adult school plans spring classes WHITTIER – The Whittier Adult School’s business department is offering training for the data entry clerk, customer service clerk, office assistant, administrative assistant and accounting clerk when spring classes begin April 9. Spring registration fee is $35 for day classes and $10 for evening classes. A class schedule can be picked up at the school, 9401 S. Painter Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-8121 Ext. 1300 or visit www.whittieradultschool.edu. Firm to help plan aquatic center LA MIRADA – The City Council has agreed to hire Pasadena-based La Canada Design Group to provide final design concepts for Splash, the aquatic center now under construction, and the city gymnasium. The firm will be paid no more than $53,258. It will be asked to provide exterior architectural enhancement elements and finishes to the buildings of the aquatic center and gymnasium. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – Adult Vocal Development classes will be offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning April 10 in the music room at Pioneer High School, 10800 Benavon St. The class develops articulation, projection, stage presence, solo, group and ensemble singing. Instruction includes note reading and ear training and exposure to many styles of music, including classical, jazz and contemporary. The class will run through June 12. Registration will be available on the first day of class, with a cash registration fee of $35. For more information, call Glenda Hilliard at (562) 698-8121 Ext. 1300. Study ordered on radio tower LA MIRADA – The city has hired Keeton Kreitzer Consulting to prepare an environmental impact report for a tower that KFI wants to rebuild. The company will be paid $53,000 – a fee that KFI will reimburse. The former 760-foot tower was struck down in an airplane accident about two years ago. KFI now wants to rebuild it at a reduced height of 684 feet. last_img read more