Over 40 horses already entered for Rising Sun race meet on April 17
With just over two weeks to go before race day the organizers of the Rising Sun Turf club’s one day horserace meet have stepped up preparations for the big day, which is set for Sunday April 17 at the Club’s track at Rising Sun, Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.
A number of sponsors have already come on board and names will be released during the week and with nine races listed to be competed on the day, an action packed day of races is anticipated since all categories of horses will have a chance to compete.
Incentives totaling over $3.5M in cash and trophies are up for grabs during the day’s programme which get started at 13:00hrs.
The feature B class event has a total prize money of close to $1M with the winner set to race away with $450,000 and trophy over 1300m which incidentally is the distance for all the races on the day.
The other races are as follows: there are two three year old events, the first for animals Bred and Born in Guyana and the West Indies, which has a winning prize tag of $250,000.
The other three year old race is for Guyana Bred and born horses and that winning prize is set at $200,000 and trophy.
The E Class event has a first prize of $180,000 and trophy, the G and lower showdown will see the top animal receiving $150,000. There is an H class race for animals in that category and lower, with the winner’s money being $140,000.
There are also two I class events, the first is for animals classified ‘I’ and lower event will see the winner carting off $130,000. The other I class event is for those classified I3 and lower and those animals must have one win. The winner of that race will run away with $120,000.
The other event on the days programme is for horses classified K and lower and will see the winner receiving $90,000.
There will be trophies and other incentives at stake for the top jockeys and other outstanding individual performers, including top trainer and stables.
For further information persons can contact Fazal Habibulla at Chester Fry at Bush Lot West Coast Berbice on Telephone No 232-0232 or 648-6522, 6577010, or Inshanally Habibulla on tel No 623-4495, and 623-5453 or 232-3295, Donald or Zaleena Lawrie on telephone nos 225-4530 or 225-4565. Proceeds go towards charity.