KINGSTON, Jamaica – Top notch jockey Rajiv Maragh with over 1,900 wins on the North American circuit will not be riding in the Mouttet Mile on December 3, 2020, as planned.
Maragh indicated approximately two-three months ago that he would be working hard to ride in his homeland (Jamaica) for the first time, on the day of the Mouttet Mile having not been in the saddle competitively since January of this year.
“ Even though, I didn’t have riding on my radar, my desire of riding at Caymanas Park got flowing when I was aware of this grand card that was being planned, so I went on a programme to get fit and reduce my weight down to ride on the Mouttet Mile race day. That programme has gone well and I’m fit and ready. I presently weigh within the weight required to ride.
“However, negotiations fell through with the event host. I respect their decision as they have to run their business as they see fit.
“I want to congratulate the host of the Mouttet Mile race day on a monumental biggest purse race ever in Jamaica and I hope, I will get to witness the race in person.
“My personal wish is to see horse racing at Caymanas Park not just survive, but thrive,” Maragh said.