My Journey with Thoroughbreds
A History of Thoroughbreds in Jamaica
About the Book
Jamaica was captured from Spain by the British in 1655, and by 1752, the island was already developing an enviable reputation for breeding race horses. The book offers a tour d'horizon of thoroughbred horse racing in Jamaica from those early days to the present, presenting its problems and its possibilities from the point of view of one of the country's most seasoned experts. A special feature of the publication is the Jamaica Derby Gallery. In 2020, the Jamaica Derby will be run for the 100th consecutive year. Race statistics, and with only very few exceptions, a commentary on the race and a representative image are presented, providing for lovers of the sport a unique and fascinating record of a century of first class racing in Jamaica.
About the Author
Howard Hamilton was introduced to the racetrack by his father when he was about eight years old and the Sport of Kings has remained an overriding passion for him ever since. During his many decades as a devotee of horse racing he has been a successful breeder, a high profile owner, bookmaker, competent administrator and renowned racing columnist in his home country Jamaica. His passion has also made him a regular at many of the most famous tracks around the world to experience the unrivalled thrill of thoroughbreds racing towards the finish line.