Good gallops anticipated as Kennard Memorial TC stages Pre-Emancipation horserace meet
The second half of the horserace season is upon us and administrators of the Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) are committed to the qualitative events of which they are well known. On Sunday August 5, Turfites can troop to their Bush Lot, Farm Corentyne facility for an equally qualitative event when that entity stages the Pre-Emancipation Race meet.
The event will be staged in collaboration with beverage giants, Ansa McAl and as is customary, the nation’s top horses, straddled by top jockeys will take to the tracks in several exciting races.
Nine events are carded for the day and will comprise the nation’s best thoroughbreds battling for honours over varying distances.
As usual, the feature attraction among the 3 year olds over 7 furlongs is expected to attract the attention of the betting boys since this race will feature horses that are Guyana and West Indian bred. The battle is set for a 7 furlongs stretch for a winning prize of $600,000. The other three prizes are $300,000, $150,000 and $75,000 for the second to 4th places respectively.
Then there are the G and Lower over 7 furlongs; the I2 and Lower over 6 furlongs; the H and Lower over 6 furlongs and the K & L Class event over 5 furlongs. The winning stakes in this race is $150,000 with a second place prize of half that amount. The third and fourth place finishers win $38,000 and $19,000 respectively.
Jockeys would be competing for lucrative monetary prizes and the respective owners are advised that a fee of $4,000 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 July 29 and late entries would not be accepted.
The owners/trainers may have their animals entered by contacting Justice Cecil Kennard (226-1399, 225-4818 or 623-7609); Roopnarine Matadial (325-3192), Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316) or Isabella Beaton (325-3007 or 693-7812).