Veteran trainer Wayne DaCosta succumbs to Covid-19 infection

By March 24, 2021
DaCosta (left) died today after a battle with the Covid-19 virus DaCosta (left) died today after a battle with the Covid-19 virus QuickGallop.com

Veteran Jamaican racehorse trainer Wayne DaCosta, who was hospitalized in February, has died.

DaCosta, who reports said, was infected by the Covid-19 virus was in intensive care battling complications related to Covid-19 infection.

A mainstay in Jamaica’s racing industry for more than four decades, DaCosta won the trainers' title 18 times, the most by any trainer in the country.

He won the Triple Crown twice times with War Zone in 1996 and She's A Maneater in 2017. He also won the Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park four times, twice with Seeking My Dream and twice with She’s A  Maneater.

 

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