Jamaica Racing Commission

  • Owners Needed and a Guineas Preview

    Clear, uncomplicated reality is that the racing industry is dying a slow, tortured, demise as racehorse owners desert the ship faster than Jerry ever ran from Tom. As usual the promoter’s reaction has been myopic. During the COVID-19 enforced break it systematically bullied “Stakeholders” until some key, more affluent...
  • What Can You Do For Horse Racing?

    So, local horse racing is not only on furlough but finds itself smack dab in the middle of a parish lockdown. Men are getting antsy. This seems to have severely damaged their ability to reason. In a sincere attempt to help, the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) recently waived all...
  • There may be hope for horse racing, but…

    An article that appeared in the Sunday and Monday edition of the Gleaner has reignited discussion on the topic of the future of the racehorse industry in Jamaica. Ainsley Walters, a veteran racing journalist and host of his own radio programme on the local racing industry, in a two-part...
  • Walking While The World Rides?

    In so many areas of life, Jamaica seems comfortable with easy-going, laid-back, “no-problem-mon” archaic circumstances. The separated but related industries of betting, gaming and lotteries are no exception. In the 1980s when the remarkable Dennis Lalor ruled both the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries...