2018 Diamond Mile winner Will In Charge will be an automatic qualifier for this year's fifth running of the ultra-rich event on November 9 at Caymanas Park. Director of Racing at Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Chris Armond announced the new conditions for the $13 million event on Tuesday. Automatic first preference entry will be reserved for the winner of the Jamaica Derby, Superstakes, Caribbean Sprint Championship, Invitational Mile, Gold Cup and the Diamond Mile winner from the previous year.
Other horses will earn qualification based on their year-to-date earnings from: (a) Grade 1 or Stakes races at 6 furlongs or more. (b) Open Allowance races over 7 furlongs or more and (c) Overnight Allowance races at seven furlongs or longer.
Last year’s winner Will In Charge" will qualify automatically, provided he finishes first to third in at least one grade one event. Four positions will also be reserved for horses domiciled in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago since January 1,2019 as well as two positions for horses being imported directly to Jamaica for the event from any other recongnized racing jurisdictions less than two months before the November 9 Diamond Mile.