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Jamaicans urged to seek entry into Godolphin Flying Start

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
MARK MY WORD .. inducted into Hall of Fame.
Former groom Clive Evans poses with his Citation at The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited yesterday. Evans who worked in racing for more than 20 years was inducted into the Jamaica Racing Commission's Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

Darren Fox, Stallion Seasons sales manager, Darley Stallions in the United States of America, has called on Jamaicans to apply for entry into the Godolphin Flying Start programme in 2019.

The Godolphin Flying Start programme is a two-year full time international management training specialising in thoroughbred racing and breeding. It was founded in 2003. The 2017-19 programme is now on.

"I would encourage any young person to reach out and learn of this programme and send in an application. Your dream could be within your grasp, all you have to do is reach out and grab it; I am a product of this programme," Fox disclosed during the Jamaica Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame banquet and prelude to the Derby last Thursday night at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

Fox said that many countries have persons that enlisted in the Godolphin Flying Start programme, but "Jamaica is missing".

Jamaica Racing Commission's general manager Richard Longmore said the Hall of Fame have been absent for the past six years and he hailed the return of the prestigious event.

There was ten new inductees in the Hall of Fame. They include: Category A - 2010 Jamaica Derby winner Mark My Word owned by Elite Bloodstock. Category B - trainers Richard Azan and Vincent Edwards. Category C - jockey David McKenzie. Category D - grooms Linval McFarlane and Clive Evans. Category E - Veterinarians Dr Clifford Bradford and Dr St Aubyn Bartlett; racing administrator Chris Armond and owner Elias Haloute.