Expect no major jockey changes in the 100th running of the Jamaica Derby


KINGSTON, Jamaica – There is not expected to be any major shift in rider assignments for horses competing in the 100th Jamaica Derby which is set to be run on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Caymanas Park.

The Derby, the longest race on the local racing calendar, is run over 12 furlongs or 2,400 metres.

Based on reports coming from morning exercise it seems likely that the trio of horses from the shed row of trainer Gary Subratie will have the same jockeys as in the recent Jamaica St Leger (10-furlongs – 2,000 metres)

St Leger winner Nipster is to be ridden by Linton Steadman, Another Affair by Jerome Innis and Wow Wow by Robert Halledeen.

Champion trainer Anthony Nunes has retained the services of Dane Nelson for his progressive change Oneofakind.

For the two Wayne DaCosta entries, Anthony Thomas mounts up on King Arthur and Phillip Parchment will be astride Fearless Champion.

Trainer Ian Parsard will more than likely saddle two runners in the Derby, Mahogany and Double Crown. While confirmation has not been had, Omar Walker is waiting to ride Mahogany and either of Dane Dawkins or Dick Cardenas will be on Double Crown.

Many times Derby winning jockey Shane Ellis has been booked to ride Green Gold Rush.


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