Wisynco Group Limited has returned to horseracing as the title sponsors of the Jamaica Derby for the next three years. The Blue Riband Jamaica Derby, now dubbed the Boom Jamaica Derby, all of 12-furlongs, features the best three year olds running a distance of 2400m at Caymanas Park.
Wisynco joins racing promoter, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) in debuting a purse of $8 million. This is an increase from the previously stated $7 million as expressed by Chairman of Wisynco William Mahfood.
“As I understand it, the regular overall purse money for the derby is $7 million. We at Wisynco have added another $500,000, which has been matched by SVREL, the promoting company, for a real attractive overall purse of $8 million,” said Mahfood. “Plus, before and on the day itself, June 24, Wisynco will be heavily promoting the race day as we want the allure and excitement of the Boom Jamaica Derby to boom across the land.”
We are very excited to partner with SVREL for the Boom Jamaica Derby. This is definitely going to be one of the most highlighted events in Jamaican sports and entertainment this year and we are very excited to be a part of this venture.