Turfites urged to prepare for KMTC Pre-Independence Horse Race meet
Turfites have always looked forward to the exciting races at the Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) and will be pleased to know that the organisers have planned a Pre-Independence Race meeting scheduled for the Club’s Bush Lot Farm Corentyne tracks on Sunday May 20th next.
Seven races are carded for the day and will comprise the nation’s best thoroughbreds battling for honours. The feature attraction will pit the skills and stamina of animals in the ‘D & Lower’ category. This race will be over a distance of 1 mile and carries a first prize of $500,000. The second place finisher will receive half that amount while the third and fourth places will cart off $125,000 and $63,000 respectively.
Then there is the race among the 3 year olds that attracts horses that are Guyana and West Indian bred. Jockeys will compete over a one mile stretch and the winner gets $350,000. The other three prizes are $175,000, 488,000 and $44,000 for the second to 4th prize.
In total, there will be 7 exciting races including the G and Lower over 7 furlongs; the 12 and Lower over 6 furlongs; the h and Lower over 6 furlongs and the L Class event over 5 furlongs.
Jockeys would be competing for lucrative monetary prizes and the respective owners are advised that a fee of $3000 must be paid for each animal entered. This payment is due at the time of entry.
Horse owners are also advised to take their animals to the identified vet to have them examined. All entries close on Sunday May 13 and late entries would not be accepted. The owners/trainers may have their animals entered by contacting Justice Kennard (226-1399, 225-4818 or 623-7609); Roopnarine Matadial (325-3192), Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316) or Isabella Beaton (325-3007 or 693-7812) .