Stage set for Rising Sun Turf Club $6M Horserace Meet today
More than seventy horses will vie for over $6m in prizes when the Rising Sun Turf Club (RSTC), in collaboration with Banks DIH Ltd presents a fund raising horse race meet scheduled for today at the Rising Sun Turf Club, Arima Park West Coast Berbice.
Nine races are slated for the day and jockeys would be contesting for cash, trophies and other prizes in what should be a day of scintillating rivalry. Several races will be categorized as feature events with the ‘C and Lower’ showdown being the main drawing card.
Turfites could also expect classics from the 3 yr old race where horses born and bred in Guyana and the West Indies will be on show as well as the ‘E and Lower’ event and the contest among the two year olds.
The C and Lower category will see horses battling for a first prize of $1M over 1400M. This race is sponsored by Banks DIH Limited and among the top horses on show are Donut Prince, Score’s Even, Rena Del Cafe, Mission King, Miss Carina, Dubai Duchess, Crazy Cat, Irish Gel, and Celebrating Love.
The E and lower event will see the hoses racing over a distance of 1400M with the likes of Ferry Landing, Majestic, The Bailiff, War Craft, Stormy Lass, Gabriel’s Gold and Peace and Love, all vying for the top spot.
‘Settle in Seattle’ headlines the entries for the three year old Guyana and West Indies Bred horses over 1400M and will have to contend with Come Dance with Me, Rock Sonia and Feels like Gold. A ferocious battle for honours is envisaged.
The G Class race also expected to produce excitement with the likes of Gypsy Rose, Miss Regina, Sleep in Town, Gold Plated and Treacle facing the starter’s line up. This event is also slated for 1400M event.
Then there is the race for two year old Guyana and West Indies bred horses with the likes of Wild Grinder, Ameela Joy, Gold Princess, The Legend and Monsoon, competing over 1100M.
Several other races will be a part of the day’s activities including another race among the two year old horses, the ‘H Class’ event over 1100M, the ‘I and Lower’ over 1100M and the final event in the J, K, and L categories comprising over 12 entries battling over 1100 M.
Trophy Stall of Bourda Market will once again donate the trophies for the champion jockey, stable and trainer. Director of that entity, Ramesh Sunich said that he is delighted to once again support the venture.
Several other sponsors have supported the venture including Banks DIH Ltd, Mohammed ‘Nankoo’ Shariff Racing Stable, Gift Land Office Max, Chester Fried Chicken of Bush Lot, Romel Jagroop Construction, Hablaw Meat Centre, Horse Shoe Racing Service, Hand In Hand Insurance, Cush Construction Firm, Rising Sun Cattle Ranch, Rohit Lumber Yard, Davo Lumber Yard, Clyde Hookumchand, Keith Pet Supply and Accessories, Chatterpaul Deo, Chico Singh and Net Surf Internet.
Any last minute details on the event can be accessed by contacting Fazal Habibulla at Chester Fry, Bush Lot WCB or on 232-0232/ 648-6522; Inshanally Habibulla (623-4495 or 623-5453), Donald or Zaleena Lawrie (225-4530) or Dennis DeRoop (609-9143). Activities would be conducted under the rules of the RSTC.