DELIGHTFUL OPPORTUNITY He also named the Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS from the stables of 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, Philip Feanny’s SORRENTINO’S STAR, GOLDEN GLORY from the Subratie stable and Fitzroy Glispie’s BIRD CATCHER as contenders. David Reid, brand manager of Caribbean Choice, said the sponsorship was “a delightful opportunity to venture into your world of horse racing and we are excited to participate in the coming out party”. Reid was quick to add that the Ladies Day programme will feature a hat parade a staple on Oaks Day over the years as well as a number of giveaways to patrons, while Spragga Benz will provide the musical entertainment for racing fans. The 77th running of the Jamaica Oaks at Caymanas Park on Saturday will have a new sponsor in Caribbean Choice. Plans for the mile and quarter classic for native-bred three-year-old fillies were outlined by representatives of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and Caribbean Choice a major brand with Grace Foods franchise at yesterday’s launch on the front lawns of Caymanas Park. Denzil Miller Jr, CTL’s racing secretary, said the race will offer a total purse of $3 million, inclusive of $1 million donated by the sponsor. The race will as usual be run in honour of Hilma Veira, former general manager of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) and ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee. “After the season’s first classic on April 9, the Post to Post 1000 Guineas, it is back to the drawing board for some and high hopes for others,” said Miller. “The outstanding filly and Triple Crown contender NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who romped the 1000 Guineas for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, continues to train well after her fast time win of 1:39.2 for a mile and although Subratie has never won the Oaks, he certainly has the horse to accomplish the feat this time around,” said Miller.
England star Raheem Sterling was barged by Colombian coach Eduardo Urtasun as the two teams walked off their fiery World Cup last 16 tie at the Otkrytie Arena at half-time.The score was deadlocked at the break in what was a bad-tempered game throughout. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes The game saw Henderson go down in a heap after a clash with Barrios Latest World Cup news gameday Kane dispatched the resulting spot-kick but the South Americans equalised with a towering header from Yerry Mina in the third minute of stoppage time meaning the game will go to a nail-biting extra 30 minutes.England fans have been very critical of Colombia’s aggressive approach to the game and below you can see pictures of the incident involving Sterling and Urtasun. who plays? 3 Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics highlights There was an incident on 40 minutes which saw Jordan Henderson appeared to be headbutted by Wilmar Barrios but the Colombia player only received a yellow card.And the Colombia technical staff made their feelings known, with the coach appearing to use his shoulder to knock the winger as he headed towards the tunnel.The tensions threatened to spill over after the break when England were awarded a penalty as Harry Kane was grappled to the floor in the penalty area. crackers Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED possible xi 3 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence predicted NEW ERA 3 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.