Preparation commence for Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club CARICOM Day meet
Despite this being the regular out of season racing period and the inclement weather is also putting a damper on pre-season preparations for the second half of the racing season, the second segment is set to kick off on Monday July 2nd (CARICOM Day) with Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf club &Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) one day mega horserace meet.
With about three weeks to go before the start of the second half, which will see the introduction of the Two year old animals for the first time this year, the principals of the RCMTC &SF has begun and are pushing ahead with preparations for their Mega race meet set for the club’s facility at Alness Corentyne Berbice.
So far a number of sponsors are already on board including Banks DIH Limited, Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, Businessman Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, Delmur Company Limited, Omai Transportation, Mohammed , Attorney at Law Rajendra Poonai and The RCMTC itself.
Ten events will be contested with close to $9M up for grabs. The list of events are The Banks DIH sponsored B and lower 1700M event with a sumptuous first prize of $1M and trophy up for grabs and a total purse of over $2M.
There will be a race for 3yrs old Guyana and West Indies Bred horses for a winning take of $500,000 over 1600M.
The E and lower 1200M race will have a first prize of $500,000. The race for Two Year old Guyana and West Indies Bred Horse will have a winners’ purse of $450,000 over 1100M.
The Guyana Bred Three Year old event is for a first prize of $400,000 over 1400M, Two-year old Bred horses will also be competing for a $400,000 first prize over 950M.
The G and lower event will see the animals racing for a $400,000 winners money over 1600M.
The H and lower race will be a 1400M affair with a first prize of $300,000.
The animals in the ‘I’ class event will be competing for $180,000 winners money over 1400M.
The K&L (Division 2 and 3) event will fetch a winning prize of $150,000over 1400M.
Outstanding individual performers including top Jockey, trainer and stable will be presented with accolades compliments of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market and the RCMTC.
Interested persons can contact the club’s office at Number 13 Hermitage East Coast Berbice (19 Road). Bobby Vaughn can be contacted on telephone number 624-6788 or Noresa Saul on numbers 333-0290 or 333-0301. Doctor Dwight Walrond on Telephone numbers 623-0100 or 220-6557. (Samuel Whyte)