'Clarkie' to be honoured at Superstakes
Five media personalities including Gleaner writer Orville Clarke will be honoured by Superstakes title sponsors Burger King at Caymanas Park tomorrow for their contribution to the sport over the years.
They are the former director of sports at JBC, Lindy Delapenha; KLAS racing analyst Dr Paul Wright; ace racing commentator Brian 'Spuddy' Rickman, as well as the Racing Observer's Karl Angell and The Gleaner and Track & Pools racing writer, Orville Clarke.
All will be guests of the sponsor and promoters CTL in the Director's Room during the meet and in addition to receiving awards, each will have a race run in their honour on the well supported 12-race programme, featuring the 38th running of the Burger King Superstakes over 2000 metres.
The programme kicks off at 11.000 a.m. with the Orville Clarke Trophy over 1700 metres to be contested by nine starters (four-year-olds and up non winners of two). Top contenders are MINY LEE (Shane Ellis), HOMECOMING (Anthony Thomas) and VESPERS (Javaniel Patterson).
The second race over 1100 metres for the Brian Rickman Trophy for maiden three-year-olds has attracted 11 starters, the eighth race for the Dr. Paul Wright Trophy to be contested by 14 starters, while race number 10 for the Lindy Delapenha Trophy will see 13 facing the starter and the closing race for the Karl Angell Trophy to be contested by a maximum field of 16.