Digicel supports Norman Singh Turf Club Race Meet
The Norman Singh Turf Club Horserace Meet received a significant boost from Digicel when the corporate entity confirmed sponsorship to the tune of $275,000 for the ‘I’& 1 Lower event.
The Meet which is being held in collaboration with Jumbo Jet Sales will be staged this Sunday at Bel Air #6 Village, West Coast Berbice.
Digicel’s Head of Sales and Distribution Nalini Vieira made the presentation of the cheque to Club Secretary Compton Sancho in the Company’s Boardroom. Also present were Sales Manager Dwayne Scott, Business Development Manager Gavin Hope and club Treasurer Ghansham Singh.
Over $4million and trophies will be up for grabs and most of the country’s leading horses have entered in what is expected to be a grand and exciting day of racing.
The programme will have as the feature race, the B& lower 1400 meters race sponsored by Banks DIH that carries a first prize of $450,000 with the second place finisher set to receive $225,000.
Other events set for the day will see the 1,200 meters F and lower race where the winner takes home $250,000 while $350,000 is up for grabs in the 1,400 meters race for the three-year-old open for horses bred in Guyana and the West Indies.
The champion in the G & lower over a distance of 1,100 meters will receive $200,000 which is being sponsored by Builders Lumber Yard, while $250,000 goes to the winner of the two-year-old Guyana and West Indies bred animals over 1,100 meters.
The horse to cross the finish line first in the 1,100-meter race for I3 & lower (Maiden/non winners) will collect $120,000 while $130,000 go to the winner of the I1 & lower event over 1,100 meters, which has been sponsored by Digicel.
The winner of the H & lower 1,100 meters race, which has been sponsored by Johnny Phillips of North West Investments Company of Port Kaituma, gets $150,000 with $100,000 up for grabs in the unclassified division 1, 2, & 3 (JK&L).
Further enquiries on the event can be made by contacting Secretary Compton Sancho (tel 665-2071) and Treasurer Ghansham Singh (tel 649-3636) for full details.
According to reports, several of the horses to have entered were impressive during gallops.
Among them are those from the Colin Elcock Stable, Marcel Crawford Stable, Chris Jagdeo, the Jumbo Jet Stables including Miss Oriente, Tropical Passion, Jens Pride and Zebra, Appealing Harvest, Marathon Man and Maracas Star.
Jumbo Jet Stable Trainer Sham Kumar expressed pleasure at the performance of the horses during practice.
Meanwhile, owners are being asked to have their horses examined by the Veterinarian no later than 11:00hrs on race day. No late entries will be accepted.
The club reserves the right to cancel or reframe any race and if less than 7 horses start a race no fourth prize will be paid.
If less than five horses face the starters’ orders then no third prize will be paid.
All races are being run under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA) and all riders and trainers must have a valid GHRA license.
All owners of two-year-old horses must provide their certificate of registration.