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‘A day to say, thank you’

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 1:00 AMAinsley Walters

Caymanas Track Limited and New Year's Day title sponsor McKay Security Limited have combined to stage 'A day to say, thank you' at Caymanas Park today.

The biggest purse of three trophy races scheduled is the $1m McKay Security Trophy for the lowest class of horses, $180,000 claimers.

Jason McKay, chief executive officer, McKay Security Limited, said $180,000 claimers generate the most participation among horsemen, excitement among punters and income for the promoting company.

"Targeting the lowest level of horses with a big purse also directly impacts the wide cross section of horsemen whose various professional associations have supported my company in its 21 years at the racetrack," he pointed out.

"They have more than supported this company in its quest to secure and maintain law and order, as best as possible, at a venue where Jamaicans from all walks of life intersect," he said at last week's press conference to launch the 16th McKay Security Raceday.

"The associations have stood up and cooperated with McKay Security," he added, pointing out that his firm holds the record of being the longest of any company to have served the track.

"That's one track record that won't be broken anytime soon, one set by hard work and cooperation, through an understanding of the men and women on the ground, plus the surrounding communities," he added.

Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) has joined with McKay Security, making New Year's Day its Fan Appreciation Day, offering free admission to the club and grandstand, along with reduced prices to the reserved area and North Lounge.

In addition, CTL will have lunch and drink specials all day as well as soup on the house in the clubstand and North Lounge.

Supporting feature races are the traditional New Year's Day Trophy and the CTL Fan Appreciation Day Trophy.