Pitons Cup ushers in racing at new Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club

$150,000 race to be held December 13th will be the richest in the Caribbean and has already lured leading American owners and trainers.

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By: Jennifer Morrison |

An impressive American trio has secured the first of only 12 slots available in the $150,000 Pitons Cup, the feature race that will launch the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club on December 13th this year. It will be the richest Thoroughbred contest in the Caribbean.

Trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Sol Kumin and bloodstock agent Brad Weisbord have provided an endorsement to the Pitons Cup initiative which will help launch horse racing on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.

“We’re excited to support the Pitons Cup and plan on being there in person on Dec. 13,” said Weisbord on behalf of the syndicate. “It’s wonderful to see the sport reach a new destination in Saint Lucia and it’s important to support initiatives like this.”

Pletcher, Kumin and Weisbord are prominent figures in their respective fields and have enjoyed success at major international meetings such as the Dubai World Cup. The Pitons Cup will be their first involvement in horse racing in the Caribbean.

“The endorsement of Todd, Sol and Brad in securing a slot on top of the level of inquiries we have received since announcing the Pitons Cup has been beyond expectation,” said Eden Harrington, Director of the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club. “Todd, Sol and Brad are leaders in the American racing industry, they have records of excellence and conformation of their involvement in Saint Lucia is exceptionally rewarding. Not only are they passionate racing fans, they raise the standard of competition and bring great awareness of Saint Lucia with them.”

As slot purchasers, Pletcher, Kumin and Weisbord are guaranteed:

1. Entry into the $150,000 Pitons Cup with a racehorse of their choice

2. Ownership of an unraced 3-year-old that is currently in training in Florida (inclusive of flights to Saint Lucia and pre-flight training costs to the U.S.)

3. Entry for the unraced 3-year-old in a support feature valued at $20,000

For more information, including how you can participate, go to www.rsltc.com

(with files from Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club)

 

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