Rising Sun, Lions Clubs Fund raising horse race meet
Overwhelming support from cooperate entities for Sunday’s contest
A number of Cooperate entities have come on board and have given their full support to help make the one day fund raising horserace meet organised by the Rising Sun Turf Club in collaboration with the Lions Cubs of Durban Park and the Central Demerara Lions Club a successful and memorable occasion.
The event, which is scheduled to be staged at the Rising s Sun Turf Club Arima Park on the West Coast of Berbice, is scheduled to gallop off on Sunday with nine races carded for the day.
Competitors will vie for over $3.5m, which will be available in cash, trophies and other prizes. Some 60 of the country’s top racehorses have entered so far. Proceeds from the activity will go towards helping the Lions Clubs in their various charity activities in the country.
While it has not been finalized which entities will be sponsoring which particular event, among those on board to date are beverage giants Banks DIH, Sterling Products, Good Wood Racing Service, COPS Security Service, R & W Super Centre, Hand In Hand, Bank Of Nova Scotia New Amsterdam Branch, Swansea, Trophy Stall Bourda Market, Toucan Industries, Chester Fry Bush Lot West Coast Berbice, Orin Belle Speed Boat Service, Hablaw’s Meat Centre, Businessmen Colin Elcock of Elcock Stables and Business Enterprise, Mohammed Sherriff, Rising Sun Cattle Ranch, Roland De Souza, Ricky Ramnarine and Lloyd Garraway.
Bank DIH Limited however has already taken charge of the Main C class event with sponsorship guaranteed at over $800,000 with the winner set to race away with $400,000 plus the banks DIH trophy over a distance of 1400meters.
The three year old event for Guyana and West Indies Bred horses is the co-feature event with a top billing of $250,000 over 1100meters.
The other event on the days programme are the Two Year old Guyana and West Indies bred race which has a winner’s prize of $200,000 over a distance of 1100m.
There is also a race for Guyana Bred and born two year old horses. This event has prize money of $150,000 and is another 1100m affair.
The E Class race, which will also be run over 1100m, will see the winner taking away the $160,000 first prize. There is the G class event with a $140,000 first prize available with the horses down to gallop over 1400meters. The H class event has a winning tag of $130,000 and is over 1400m.
The top individual performers will all be rewarded compliments of Trophy Stall.
Enquiries can be made with Fazal Habibulla at Chester Fry, Bush Lot West Coast Berbice (232 0232, 648 6522), Inshanally Habibulla (623 4495, 623 5453), Donald or Zaleena Lawrie (225 4530).
The race will be run under the rules of the Rising Sun Turf Club and Race time is 13:30hrs. (Samuel Whyte)