Entries close today for Kennard Memorial Turf Club Pre-Independence meet on June 10
Entries for the Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) Pre-Independence horse race meeting, which was rescheduled from May 20 to June 10 at the entity’s Bush Lot Farm Corentyne facility, will close today.
Persistent rainfall over the past weeks forced the postponement of the event and the organisers met over last weekend and decided on June 10.
When activities eventually get underway, turfites are assured of the action packed events that characterize these meets. The country’s top horses, straddled by the top jockeys, would be competing for honours.
The feature attraction pits animals in the ‘D’ and Lower Class over a distance of 7 furlongs with a first place prize of $500,000. The second place will cart $250,000, while the third and fourth place finishers receive $125,000 and $63,000 respectively.
Several other events are slated for the day starting with the G and Lower Class over a distance of 7 furlongs. The winner will cart off $250,000. Then there is the I2 and lower Class event, also over a distance of 6 furlongs where the winner claims $180,000.
Several other races are expected to whet the appetites of lovers of the sport including the race among the 3 years old animals, the H and Lower division and the K&L category.
The organizers wish to remind horse owners that the event is being conducted under the aegis of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA) and that all of the rules would be applicable.
Horse owners may also register their animals with Justice Cecil Kennard (226-1399, 225-4818, or 623-7609) or Roopnarine Matadial aka Shine (325-3192), Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316) or Isabella Beaton (325-3007, 693-7812).
Horse owners must also present their animals for examination by the vet by 11:00hrs on race day.
Sponsors of the event are Mohamed’s Enterprise, DDL, General Equipment and Farm Suppliers, Yunas Contracting Service, Anirude Ramcharitar, Pomeroon Oil Mills, h Nauth & Sons Civil Engineers Contractors and Chatterpaul Deo and Ariel Enterprise. The other dates projected for meets by the KMTC are Sunday August 12, Sunday October 14 and Wednesday December 26.