KINGSTON, Jamaica – The sad news has reached Quickgallop.com of the untimely passing of recently minted trainer Prince McDonald.
McDonald who graduated from the Jamaica Racing Commission’s training programme in 2018 saddled his first winner with Cheers.
Quickgallop.com relives that moment.
Prince McDonald became the eighth trainer of the lot which recently graduated from the Jamaica Racing Commission’s training programme to saddle a winner.
McDonald had the pleasing distinction of joining fellow successful graduates in the winner’s enclosure by posting the 3-2 second favourite Cheers to victory in the third race of nine going seven and a half furlongs (1,500 metres) at Caymanas Park on Wednesday last (March 7, 2018).
It was the second start for owner/trainer McDonald, who led his charge into the winner’s enclosure surrounded by family, friends and fellow graduates. It was a moment he dreamed about for a long time.
“I am feeling ecstatic right now. I always wanted to know how it feels after winning a race as a trainer and today (Wednesday) was my day. I know the feeling winning as an owner, as I have owned several winners before, but today it was double joy.”
Condolences are extended to the family, friends and colleagues of Prince McDonald.