Over 50 entries received for Bush Lot United Turf Club race meet on Sunday April 29
With Just one week away over 50 horses have been entered so far
for the Bush Lot United Turf Club one day horserace meet slated for Sunday April 29 at the club’s entity Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice.
With the facilities taking on a brand new look with massive renovation being done to the entire arena most horse owners are relishing the opportunity to have their animals’ race on the newly laid sward. The Bush Lot racing club was out of racing for close to 12 years and has only made a comeback in 2011. This is the first race meet for the 2012 season.
Eight races are listed for the day with prize money totaling over $2.5M in cash trophies and other incentives up for grabs.
The Banks DIH sponsored feature F and Lower event has so far attracted a top notch field with Damascus Dream headlining the entries which also includes Stormy Lass, Top of the Line and Gabriel’s Gold among others for the top money of $400,000 and trophy over 1800M.
Damascus Dream and Gabriel’s Gold are among those entered for the G class 1400M contest with the likes of Sea Breeze and Miss Regina also being among the early entries for the $250,000 winners take and trophy.
The three Year old maiden event has a winner’s money of $150, 000 over 1200M and as so far attracted Miss Karina, Feels like Gold, Rock Sonia and Rosetta.
The Gump, Dream Girl and Royal Salute will be in another head on collision as they compete in the H class 1200M race against Prospectors Pride and Romeo among others for the $120,000 and trophy.
The event for I3 Maiden horses over 1000M for a winning purse of$100,000 and trophy.
There is a race for animals classified L1, 2 and 3 for animals three years and over 1200M with the winner set to collect $100,000 and a trophy.
The J and lower race will see the likes of O So Sharp, Mr Kool, Triple, No Body Knows, Lil Axe and She is Royal competing for the $80,000 and a trophy over 1000M.
The race for group one horses for a winning money of $60,000 and trophy will be a 1000M affair.
Among the other sponsors on board so far are Buddy Shivraj, The Shariff Racing Stables, Rommel Jagroop, the trophy Stall Bourda market and GT&T. Senior Council Marcel Crawford is the legal advisor to the club.
According to coordinator Lakeram Sukhdeo, Turfites are encouraged to come out early as the day’s meet will be scintillating. He stated that those attending the race meet will be able to view the activity in comfort with the tremendous improvements undertaken.
Among the work done was the renovation and covering of the Grand Stand, the relaying, grading, leveling and rolling of the track and the installation of new Washroom and toilet facilities with running water.
Interested persons can make enquiries with President R. Jagit (tel 232-0231), Secretary Arjune Singh on 688-4764 and Treasurer Lakeram B. Sukhedo on Number 232-0558.
Race time is 13:00 hrs. (Samuel Whyte)