Prime Minister says restart of racing before COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stated that the possible restart of horse racing at Caymanas Park rests with the recently appointed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force. The task force is chairman by Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke.

The prime minister was answering a question at yesterday’s (May 12, 2020) digital press conference at Jamaica House.

QUICKGALLOP.COM understands that a document asking for a restart of racing which has been on lockdown since March 21 was signed by all the stakeholders involved in racing and other parties including the Jamaica Racing Commission.

The signed document, QUICKGALLOP.COM has been told will be discussed at the task force before a final restart decision is taken.

News has been swirling around in racing circles that the possible dates for the restart of racing are Saturday, June 6 or Saturday, June 13.