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Charles Jobs (Deceased)
Dean, Garvin, Arlene and Quentin
Daria, Jordan, Michael, Nya and
Renelia and Joseph Jacob
Sunrise: 30th September 1932
Sunset: 25th November, 2014
Gloria was born in Brasso, Trinidad. She was the second
girl, born to Joseph and Renelia Jacob. She married
Charles Jobs (deceased) of Belmont and together, they
had four children. She attended The Teachers Training
College after which she taught at Bethlehem Boy's R.C.
School and later Belmont Boys R.C. School; the latter at
which she served as a school principal until she retired.
She lived her life serving and surrounded by several
charitable organizations and was forever a devout ser-
vant of the Lord. She volunteered at L' Hospice and The
St. Andrews Home in Belmont. She was a member of
Handmaids of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Tertiary --
A branch of the Carmelites.
She was recognized by the Belmont Parish for over 25
years of service to the church and to the community.
Gloria was also an active member and secretary of the
Government Retired Pensioners Association for a num-
ber of years. She was a part of the Teachers Credit Union
and the TARP (Trinidad Association of Retired
We are blessed to have had a mother who was and
instilled in us to be generous,loving, strong, caring and
thoughtful. She taught us to live to the fullest as she did.
Mom, we miss you and we love you.
Frankie Dettori was announced as the 2015
Longines World s Best Jockey in Hong Kong
on Friday at the Longines Hong Kong Inter-
national Races Gala Dinner and immediately
vowed to keep riding until aged at least 50.
It is the second year of this award and Det-
tori follows on from another British-based
rider, Ryan Moore, in the winning the Longines
Best Jockey Award.
Moore tied for second place in the rankings
for the award with North America s Victor
Espinoza, rider of Triple Crown hero American
Dettori won five of the world s Top 100
Group or Grade 1 races, and four of those---
the Investec Derby, the Coral-Eclipse, the
QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and the Qatar
Prix de l Arc de Triomphe---came aboard Gold-
en Horn, the Cartier Horse of the Year in
The 44-year-old jockey s other top victory
was in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal
Ascot on Undrafted, trained by Wesley Ward
Dettori s mounts also finished second four
times and third four times in qualifying races
and he had the most top three finishes of any
jockey. This tremendous consistency that
helped him win the title with a total of 100
Espinoza and Moore tied for second, fin-
ishing with 90 points, while France s Maxime
Guyon finished close behind in fourth with
88 points. Moore, who was injured for part
of the year, won the inaugural Longines World s
Best Jockey Award in 2014.
Dettori said afterwards: "It is really great
to receive this award. This is the second year
of the award sponsored by Longines and I
have had a fantastic year.
"I have to pinch myself that I am the World s
Best Jockey 2015---that carries a lot of weight.
It was Longines idea to pick the best 100
races and it is great to be recognised like in
any other sport. It is good for everyone.
"I had three very quiet years and then I
was lucky this year to stumble on a horse like
Golden Horn. He won the Epsom Derby and
the Arc and then Sheikh Joaan had a very
good two-year-old called Shalaa.
"It has been an incredible year---I didn t
think a year like this could happen again in
my career. I am very proud of what has hap-
pened this year and let s hope I can have
another one like this.
"I will get to 50 as a rider, no problem, and
then after that I don t know. I am pretty
healthy and feeling good so I should keep rid-
ing until I am 50 no problem. Then we will
see. I will try to go on as long as I can because
I love it so much.
"It is a little bit embarrassing when you
hear someone talking about yourself. I feel
very humble. I have been riding for so many
years---it is something I love and I am blessed
that I am quite good at it.
"I never look at myself as being special. I
just do what I do best---I ride. This would be
my best year since 1996."
After riding in the big international races
this weekend, Dettori will head back to Europe
to celebrate a milestone birthday.
"Someone let the cat out of the bag that
I will be 45 on Tuesday," he said. "I am taking
my kids to Italy to see my mum and just
spending some time with them.
"I will be starting to ride again in early Jan-
uary in the Middle East. That is the good
thing about my job, you never know one
minute to the next about the rides that may
"When I started back last spring in England,
I didn t know that Golden Horn was going
to be that good. I love the horse dearly because
he is special---he is the one who has given me
my best emotions.
"Winning the Derby again in 2015 on Golden
Horn was my biggest thrill in 28 years of
riding and it was special moment in the Arc
as well. I have been very fortunate to have a
year like it and a special horse in Golden Horn.
"I had a bad draw on Golden Horn in the
Arc. He is the sort of horse who gets very
competitive when racing with the field so I
decided to take him away from the others for
a while until I could find some place to slot
in and it worked out well. You use your instinct
and have a plan---it is great when it comes
"I am enjoying this purple patch and have
great jobs with Sheikh Joaan and John Gosden.
They have plenty of good horses and hopefully
the great run will long continue. I did not
think I would get back to this level."
Lavinia Rose represents an excellent
example of a solid price to chance
each-way bet in the Maiden Stakes
over five furlongs of Wolverhampton
Tapeta today, when Saturday-night
diners will enjoy an eight-race pro-
As mentioned several times it s a
unique floodlit experience on a superb
surface; Lavinia Rose improved con-
siderably on turf time-handicap marks
at Chelmsford last time out and, sig-
nicantly, gets a 5lbs fillies allowance
under Graham The Enforcer Gibbons!
Previously sharpened up by an expe-
rience against handicappers, in a New-
market nursery, this Ralph Beckett-
trained Compton Place filly comes out
similarly on the TH to Entertaining Ben.
William Muir s charge has to be on
the premises and others with form fig-
ures are fancied but Lavinia Rose ticks
enough boxes; Gibbo has been booked
for a good reason!
Leoncavallo puts an unbeaten record
on the line at Cheltenham in the
£20000 Triumph Hurdle Trial over an
extended two miles, what beats John
Ferguson s charge will surely win!
His mark when an unchallenged win-
ner at Market Rasen makes Leoncavallo
nigh on a cert and he s game; that was
illustrated in the following race at
Wetherby six weeks ago.
Penalised Leoncavallo was under the
cosh a long way from home but kept
battling and eventaully drove others
into submission, scoring by a dramatic
short-head; no wonder he s been
spelled since, that was tough.
These juvenile hurdles start to get
classier, several rivals could improve
and be in line for the Festival next
March, if they can beat an in-form
Later Triumph winner Peace And
Co makes his seasonal debut but needs
to imrove in what preomises to be an
informative International Hurdle; we re
more interested in Atlantic Gold for the
Novices Hurdle over three miles of
good to soft Doncaster.
Trainer Charlie Longsdon has booked
his stable conditional jockey, Tom
Humphries, and takes advantage of
conditions which allow him to claim
Take the hint, get on!
Dettori: I'll keep going until 50
Tom to strike Gold
12.55 Atlantic Gold (e.w)
1.45 Lavinia Rose (nap-e.w)
Dettori receives the award for Longines World's Best Jockey at a ceremony in Hong Kong,
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