All set for Bush Lot United Turf Club grand horserace meet tomorrow
All systems are in place and all roads lead to the Bush Lot United Turf Club, Sea View Park, Bush Lot West Coast Berbice tomorrow for the entity’s grand One day Horserace meet.
The venue is in excellent shape following renovation works to the Grand Stand, the track, the sanitary facilities the scale house and paddock, while more stables have been added along with running water facilities being improved.
With a whopping $6.5M in cash and prizes up for grabs and over 70 entries received an action packed and scintillating day of racing is anticipated.
Seven races are listed on the cards with a number of feature events listed to be contested including races for D, F G and the race for four and three year old Guyana bred maiden horses being the top drawing cards.
The events on the card are the feature event for D class horses with a top purse of $500,000 and trophy at stake over 1600M. The F and lower race winning prize is $360,000 and trophy over 1400M.
There is a race for three and four year old maiden animals bred and born in Guyana for $400,000 and trophy over 1200M. The G and lower matchup for a pole position reward of $250,000 and trophy is also over 1200M. The event for ‘I’ and lower animals is over 1200M for a winner’s take of $240,000 and trophy.
The final two events are the J class event over 1000M for a winning take of $180,000 and trophy and the K and lower gallop over 1200M for a reward of $140,000 and trophy.
Some of the horses expected to be on show include Got To Go, Diamond Dazzling, Swing Easy, Fresh Again, Ameera’s Joy, Karina, Red Cloud, Damascus Dream, Embalm My Heart, Red and Lovely, Flying Baby, Funny Factor, Feels Like Gold , Technology, Home Bush Baby, Third World, Top Of the Line, Cat Messiah, Captain Crook, Serenity, Roxona, Mary Ann, Royal Intention, Silent Lizzy, Wild Grinder, Gold Rush, Little Tip Top, Pixie Fire and Mona Lisa among others which included a number of new imports.
The sponsorship line-up includes the Guyana Tourism Authority, Banks DIH Limited Mohammed “Nankoo” Shariff of the Shariff racing stable, Inshan Bacchus Business Enterprise, Trans Pacific Motor Establishment, Rohit Lumber yard, Hot and Spicy Food Beverages, Hand In Hand Insurance, Buddy Shivraj, Shano Seenarine, Digicel, International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) and Lakeram “Buddy” Sukhdeo among others.
Top individual performers including top jockey, stable and trainer will be presented with trophies compliments of the organisers.
Interested persons can still make enquiries with Coordinator and Treasurer Lakeram B. Sukhdeo on Number 232-0558 or 672-0810 or president and President R. Jagit (tel 232-0231). Race time is 12:30 hrs. (Samuel Whyte)