VETERAN JOCKEY VASSELL “JOLLY MAN” NAJAIR SUCCUMBS

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Veteran jockey Vassell “Jolly Man” Najair died yesterday morning, 12 days after sustaining injuries from an unfortunate incident which took place just before the start of the seventh race at Caymanas Park on September 26.

He was 65.

Najair underwent surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital two days later and was said to be responding to treatment even while he remained in critical condition, but he succumbed to his injuries and the trauma associated with it just after 4:30 am.