Bush Lot United Turf Club Horse Race Meet …‘Mr. Cool’ is champion horse
By Samuel Whyte
Taking advantage of the favourable conditions and straddled by Winston Appadhu, Mr. Cool, a five-year-old locally bred horse owned by Mrs. S. Ross and trained by G. Sooklall, turned in a classic performance, winning two races when the Bush Lot United Turf Club held its one day horse race meet at the club’s Bush Lot West Coast Berbice headquarters Sunday afternoon last.
By dint of those wins, the Ross’ stable captured the champion horse and stable trophies.
Jockeys Winston Apadhu and Desmond straddled the animals that eventually registered two wins each and were adjudged joint champion riders even as the organizers defied the inclement weather and managed to stage six exciting races that thrilled turfites present at the occasion.
The champion horse defeated several other thoroughbreds to take the K and Lower event over a distance of1200M and cart off the $80,000 first prize and trophy put up by Gazaman and Pleasant Surprise.
The animal then returned two races later to take pole position in the I3 and Lower 1200M race ahead of Royal Time and Oh-So-Sharp to take the winning
purse of $150,000 and a trophy donated by the organizers and Lenny Singh.
In the feature G Class event, ‘Weekend Surprise’ of the Jumbo Jet Stables which was ridden by Trinidadian Padmore, was a cut above the rest, galloping away to victory and the $200,000 and trophy first prize compliments of Jumbo Jet Auto sales and the organizers. In second place was, De Gump with South Sea finishing in the third place.
‘The Gap’ of the Manroop stables won the H and Lower 1200M race and the $150,000 first place prize as well as a trophy compliments of Buddy Shivraj from De Dump. Other winners were: McGyver of the Vibert Gibson’s Racing stable who won the ‘J and Lower’ event over 1200M followed by ‘Hard Runnings.’ ‘Flying Object’ completed the podium spots.
The group race over 1000M was another exciting event and ‘Mischief’ of the Jagjit Racing Stables rode off with the honours leaving ‘Abary King’ with ‘Sea Bird’ in its wake in third and fourth positions respectively.
In the group race, ‘Mischief’ of the Jagjit Racing Stables took the honours and the $60,000 top prize along with the trophy ahead of ‘Abary King’ and ‘Sea Bird’ in second and third respectively.
The day’s events were incident free after officers of the Guyana Police Force performed their duties in a highly professional manner.