The start of the eleventh series of the Diamonds International races takes place tomorrow Saturday December 4th 2010. Details of the series were outlined Wednesday December 1st 2010 by Simone Ward, Marketing Manager of Diamonds International. Ward said that Diamonds International was once again very pleased to be sponsoring the five race series, starting tomorrow with the first two races. She said that this year they have a new partner in Montblanc, who are noted for their pens and other accessories, and they have now moved into the watch industry.
The Marketing Manager said that over the years Diamonds International has
sponsored many other sporting events, and horse racing is no different from the others they
sponsor. She said with all the challenges, especially at this time with the economy as it is,
they are very happy to once again be able to sponsor the five race series.
Ward commended the breeders who keep turning out the horses, and those who purchase and
race them. She praised the outstanding 2-year olds this year saying that race fans are in for a
very exciting days racing.
Barbados Turf Club’s (BTC) Director, Luther Miller 111 J.P. thanked Diamonds International for their continuing support, and said he is happy to see they have introduced a new name in the mix, in Montblanc, as they have used different products in the past. The BTC Director also thanked the press for their part in getting the message over to the public.
Rosette Peirce, Secretary/CEO of the BTC told the Barbados Advocate that they are extremely grateful to Diamonds International for their very generous sponsorship. She said that it is pleasing to see that Montblanc how a new name to racing has joined with Diamonds International as a sponsor.
“Sponsorship is a very important part of the horse racing industry, and history shows that without it the Club would be hard pressed. With sponsors such as Diamonds International, it not only helps on the race days, but more importantly it helps with keeping the thousands that are directly and indirectly employed in the industry in a job,” said Peirce.
Peirce also stated that she was pleased with the attendance on the first two days of the third racing season after the damage done by Tomas, and is thankful to all those who attended. She accepts that because of the damage there is some inconvenience, and announced that there will once again be free admission tomorrow. The Secretary/CEO said that she is pleased with the entries for the eight race Diamonds International/Montblanc Race Day tomorrow, and anticipates that a large crowd will be on hand, as not only are the two feature Diamonds
International/ Mont Blanc 2-year-old races very competitive, but the other six are just as competitive. Charlie Heath | 3rd December, 2010