Digicel’s Horserace Classic anticipated to be exciting
With over $11.5 million in total prize monies up for grabs, tomorrow’s second running of the Digicel Horse Race Classic is anticipated to produce some fast times according to Co-ordinator Compton Sancho, who made the disclosure to Kaieteur Sport yesterday.
According to Sancho, most of the horses completed their gallops on the track on Thursday and presently the facility is closed to allow preparations to finish.
Sancho informed that despite the inclement weather recently, the track is in excellent shape and some exciting races are expected so fans are being urged to get down to the Norman Singh Turf Club on the West Coast of Berbice and witness what is easily the best event on the Horse Race calendar.
A number of overseas-based Guyanese have arrived for the Meet, while jockeys from overseas including Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will be participating in the day’s races.
Horses from the Jumbo Jet Stables, Colin Elcock, Sheriff Stables, Chris Jagdeo, Habibullah and the Crawford Stables have been confirmed as entries on the day’s card, while the feature event is the ‘B’ Class & Lower where the likes of Zellick, How So Ever, Jet Set Go, The Message and Fairy Landing among others will contest over 1700 metres for a first prize of $2million.
The 3 years old West Indian and Guyana bred race over 1700 metres is the co-feature that carries a top prize of $1million and that too is anticipated to produce a scorching display by the horses entered.
Meanwhile, sponsor Digicel have also included a packed programme for turfites which includes an after race concert that will feature a surprise artiste along with the locals and tassa drums.
There will also be two booths where patrons can go and get cell phones at specially reduced prices throughout the day.