The fourth running of the O&S Tack Room Trophy will be the feature event at Caymanas Park on Saturday. A restricted stakes event for three-year-olds and up, the 1300 metres race will carry a total purse of $868,000 (inclusive of $100,000 from the sponsor). Secondary feature on the race card will be the Ruel Rhoden Memorial Trophy for maiden two-year-olds. This race will carry a purse of $800,000. O&S Tack Room and Supplies’ sponsorship for the raceday is expected to top $1 million. The sum includes their contribution to purses, as well as gift presentations of products and equipment being awarded to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and groom of each race. Lucky fans could win a number of giveaways on Saturday. They include a 40′ television, smart tablets and phones. A special scholarship (valued at $30,000 for books and supplies) will also be awarded to the child of a groom who has received exemplary grades over the past school year. Shauna Kay Hinds of O&S Tack Room said the scholarship is primarily to assist the parents, as well as to encourage the children of Caymanas Park employees to excel.
Gardai at the scene of the raids at Fortwell Apartments in Letterkenny. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The Garda crackdown on suspected human trafficking in Donegal has highlighted the urgent need for the Government to implement its National Action Plan against these crimes in full, according to the Immigrant Council of Ireland.The Council says the targeting of demand is key in order to end the exploitation and abuse of men, women and children by traffickers, pimps and thugs.The Immigrant Council has as a frontline agency and Independent Law Centre has been approach by 11 new cases of women trafficked into prostitution so far this year – with 20 others supported in 2014. Denise Charlton, Anti-Trafficking Expert with the Immigrant Council, added “While investigations continue in Donegal the actions of the Gardaí have once again highlighted that our communities are not immune from the scourge of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation.“The Government must now progress its Draft National Action Plan on Human Trafficking which includes the targeting of demand for such crimes. Laws which will target demand for sex trafficking were published last week and now need to become reality.“In addition we want Ministers to appoint a National Anti Trafficking Reporteur to ensure that our laws, policies and procedures to jail the guilty while protecting and supporting the victims become the best in the world.“Victims of trafficking have internationally protected rights to safe and secure accommodation as well as early legal intervention including access to lawyers which must be respected. “The message must go out loud and clear that Ireland is not a soft target for trafficking, pimping and organised crime.”DONEGAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING OPERATION HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR ACTION PLAN was last modified: September 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)