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Jobson leaving Dec 31

Published:Friday | December 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM


Chief executive Officer Franz Jobson is quitting his job at Caymanas Track Limited (CTL).

Jobson, who has held the job for just over a year, has resigned his post effective Monday, December 31, citing "personal reasons". His contract expired in September and he indicated then to CTL Chairman Joseph A. Matalon that he would be moving on.

However, he was persuaded to stay on a while longer. In mid-November, he indicated that he would be leaving at year's end and tendered his resignation to the promoting company.

Jobson, son of noted racehorse breeder Freddie Jobson (Mammee Ridge Farms) and one-time racing commentator at Radio Jamaica, said he enjoyed his stint at CTL, despite the many challenges.

He believes the proposed divestment of CTL should go a far way in improving the racing product if it becomes a reality next year. "The enthusiasm for racing will always be present among the fans," said Jobson. "Racing is a popular sport and if the requisite capital can be found, combined with advanced technology and full utilisation of the Caymanas complex, then its future is assured," he added.

An attorney-at-law by profession, Jobson said he will be returning to private practice.

- O.C.