Horse racing IMC gets down to work, releases latest classification
Gives go ahead for RCMTC&SF Caricom Day race meet
With several sporting bodies in Guyana not functioning properly due to various reasons including infighting, there are moves by some to get themselves in order. With the Guyana Horses Racing Authority (GHRA) being one such defunct body, those in the horseracing fraternity has made a move to get themselves in order. The group recently held a meeting and put an Interim Management Committee (IMC) in place to run the affairs of the Horseracing Fraternity until January when elections are slated to be held.
A number of committees were put in place among them the Classification Committee. The Committee recently met and released the names of the horses eligible to race in Guyana and their respected classes they are qualified to race in.
This qualification takes effect from 10th June, 2012.
Horse owners are also advised that they can make contact with the following persons if their Horses are not mentioned in the classification listed below. The persons are Fazal Habibulla on 657-7010, C. Ramnauth on 697-1979, Colin Elcock on telephone number 333-0301 and Dennis DeRoop on 640-6396.
Meanwhile, the IMC has stated that the first race meet for the new racing season under their charge is the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club & Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) race meet in collaboration with Banks DIH Limited which is set for July 2 (Caricom Day).
Ten races are listed for that meet which has over $9M in cash and trophies up for grabs. The races are the Private Dancer stakes, which will be the feature B class event compliments of the Elcock Family of the USA. The event which is co-sponsored by Banks DIH Limited will see the horses competing over 1700M for a sumptuous first prize of $1M and trophy with a total purse of over $2M.
The E and lower River Dance Spring Classic will see the horses competing for the Ryan Crawford Memorial Trophy compliments of the Elcock family of the USA. The 1200M race will have a first prize of $500,000.
The 3 years old Guyana and West Indies Bred Alness Derby will be run for the 31st time with the Trophy complements of Sunil Tickram of the USA. The winning horse will also race away with $500,000 over 1600M.
The 2 years old Guyana and West Indian bred horses will race for $450,000 and the Robbie Tickaram trophy complements of the Tickaram family of the USA over 1100M.
The Guyana Bred Three Year old event with a first prize of $400,000 over 1400M will have a trophy compliments of the Elcock family of the USA.
The event for Two Year old Guyana and West Indies Bred Horse will have a winner’s purse of $450,000 over 1100M for the Robbie Tickaram Memorial Trophy compliments of the Tickaram family of the USA.
The race for the two year old Guyana bred horses over 950M for a winning purse of $400,000 and the Kingsway Memorial Trophy will be with the complements of the Suknandan Family of the USA.
The G and lower1600M even will see the animals racing for a $400,000 winner’s money and trophy compliments of Roopnauth Sewsankar of the USA.
The other event will have trophies compliments of the Trophy Stall and various other donors the event is 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.
So far over 45 horses have taken entry for the meet which will see outstanding individual performers including top Jockey, trainer and stable being presented with accolades compliments of the Trophy Stall Bourda Market and the RCMTC&SF.
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.
The following classifications were released by the GHRA IMC:
The highest classification is the B3 and there are two horses in that category namely -California Strike and Jet Set Go. The C 1 Horses are -The Scores Even. The C 2 category are – Grande Roja, Better than Gold, The Clever Cat, Prince Charming and This Trip Is on Me.
C 3 Class Donut Prince, The Message, Gillium, Diamond Illusion, One Crazy Cat, Diamond Dazzling, Gold Finger, Reina Del Café, Native Contessa, Dark & Lovely, Experta, Nandani, Brown Majestic, Northern Vision, Who So Ever, Who ‘S Is On Your Case.
D 2 Class are Zelik and Mission King. D 3 Classifications have stormy Flame, Miss Karina and Fresh Again.
No Horse is in the E 1 Class. Two Horses are in the E 2 class namely Night Crescendo and Got to Go. The E 3 class have – Home Bush Baby, Majestic, and Marathon Man -1, Work Force and Jen’s Pride. The only horse in the F 1 Class is Traditional Man. The F 2 category is made up of Super Cat, Captain Crook, Awesome Warriors, The Girl Dem Sugar and Dubai Duchess.
Those In The F 3 class are Fresh Prospect, Appealing Harvest, Top Of The Line -1, Swing Easy -1,Delmur Gold and Technology. G 1 Class is the Bailiff and Sleep In the Town.
G 2 Class has horses such as Celebration Time, Face the Fire, Stormy Lass, Northern Dancer and Prado’s Gold. Classified as G 3 are South Sea, Gabriel’s Gold, Maya, Treacle, Intriguing Account, Weekend Surprise, Gold Plated, Summer Classic, Bridle Stone Corner, Spanish Love, Sabrina Jo, Royal Champion, Bio Fuel, Miss Regina, Big Impact, Sweet Miss, Big Show, War Craft, Stormy Deal, Damascus Dream, Peace and Love.
H 1 CLASS animals are -Wicked Intention, the Gap and the De Gump. The lone horse in the H 2 CLASS is Funny Sided. H 3 CLASS horses are Dreamy Girl Savion – 1, Finishing Touch, Prospector’s Pride, Quincy girl, Third World and Delyan.
Those in the ‘I’ 1 c lass are Pixie Fire and Extra Heat. Classified ‘I’ 2 are – Sun Raiser, Sir Balajie, Flying Object, Mr. Cool, Royal Intention and Little Spike.
I 3 class- Pinky, Apostle, Nordon Junior, Speed Vision, Romeo, Silver Kid, Mona Lisa, Try Again – 1, Pick Pocket, Diplomat, Black Water, Royal Time, O So Sharp, Little Tip Top, Miracle Silver, Kevin , Nobody Knows, Black Beauty and Teck A Taste.
J class runners are -Black Gold, Foolish pleasure, Modern Cowboy, Custom Warrior, She Is a Lady, Black Tricks, Blessed child, Brown Boy, Love Beauty and Harassie – (I Don’t Play).
K class- Mexican, Sporting Time, No Surprise, It’s My Time, Lil Axe, O’ So Sharp Touchdown, Obama, Ruffian, Easy Go, Hustle Star, Mile, Great Prospect, Lucky Gamble.
L class – Mine that Bird, Summer Time, Bright Light, Red Jet, Absolute Star, Lady Secret, Lil Cash, Care Taker, Champ, Sophia’s Choice, Rocky Boy, McGyver, Royal, Windy killer, Prince Bayaya, Wonder Flow, Taliban and Arthur.
3 years old West Indian bred animals which are grouped according to age also have their own classification which appears against their names-Serenity – E3, Come Dance with Me – , Settle In Seattle – F1, Times Have Change – G2, Rosetta – G3, Fly In De Park – G3, Red Gold – G1, Storm In A Tea Cup – F2, It Feels Like Gold – G2,Windy War – G3, Pride And Joy – G3, Sierra Choice – G3,Rock Sonia – G3,Happy Choice – G3, Big Red – G3, Flash Of Melodies – G3, Princess Kiara – G3, Silent Lizzle – G3 and R.J Express – G3.
3 years old Guyana bred animals has similar classifications.-I Want Revenge – H2, New Times – I3, Rotor Vator – I3, Watch My shadow – H2, Zoom Zoom – I3, Golden Reprise – I3, Joyful Victory – H3, J.D Ann – I3, Baby Flyer – I3, Blessing – I2, Sonya Door – I3, Little Tip Top – I3, Cat Thief – I3,Third World – H3 and Speed Girl – I3. (Samuel Whyte)