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Elegance and style for The Diamond Mile

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Designer Angelie Martin Spencer made a statement at the launch of the Diamond Mile. Can't wait to see her spin on daytime formal.
The women of BGLC (from left:) Jeanette Lewis, Carole Martinez-Johnson and Karla Dwyer.
Sherene Bryan, assistant producer and social coordinator (left) RG and colleague Shantell Hill, digital brand manager radio service.
Rumfire's marketing director Christelle Harris always up for a good time, and we know we will definitely be seeing her at the races.
Wondering what to wear to the Diamond Mile? These designs by Keneea Linton (left) and Spokes Apparel should give you some inspiration.
Founder and CEO of Great People Solutions Lisa Soares- Lewis (left), Collette Bryan (centre) and Designer Keneea Linton make an appearance at the Diamond Mile launch.
Norma Williams (left) is serving up some Diamond Mile fashion with her fabulous headpiece, while her BFF, B3 Parenting Magazine's Michelle Gordon is simply elegant in a black number.
Toya Taylor looking very chic in this textured culottes and burgundy blouse well complimented by her boots.

Despite the heavy rains and traffic to match, members of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), Supreme Ventures, the racing community and specially invited guests were not going to miss the launch of Jamaica's finest race day: the Diamond Mile. Dressed in racing apparel, hostesses greeted guests as they arrived at the Audi auditorium on Oxford Road last Thursday.

Executive director of the BGLC Vitus Evans gave brief welcoming remarks, congratulating David McConnell and Ann-Dawn Young Sang on their new appointment as chairman and president and CEO of Supreme Ventures, respectively. He also made note of the progress of the Diamond Mile in the previous two years.


third time's the charm


President and CEO of Supreme Ventures Ann-Dawn Young Sang then took to the podium to express his company's delight at being the event's White Diamond sponsor for the third year, but how could they resist her, with it being as she describes it "the most prestigious racing event on the calendar in Jamaica". She believes that events like these will return Jamaica's horse racing to its former glory as it will bring out a wider cross-section of patrons, while attracting more sponsors.

The launch was not all business as when you are talking about the Diamond Mile, there has to be fashion. Designers Keneea Linton-George and Dexter Huxtable of Spokes Apparel showcased some specially designed pieces for the daytime formal event fabulous dresses with chic fascinators for the women, and well-tailored suits and blazers for the men.

The event, to be held next Saturday, December 2, promises to be one for the books a day of fun, racing, fine food, and style.