The recently renovated Number 6 Village West Coast Berbice Horseracing Track will be the venue for the Norman Singh Memorial Horserace Meeting slated for Sunday, October 19 and Turfites are advised to prepare for a thrilling day of horseracing.
Among the events carded for the day is the ‘C’ Class Banks Beer Classic, which is the main attraction on the programme, the three-year-old encounter as well as the two-year-old contesting in the open category.
The ‘C’ Class carries a hefty $300,000 purse for the winner along with the Banks Premium Beer trophy, while second place collects $150,000 and $75,000.
According to Organising Secretary Compton Sancho, sixty-five horses, representing the cream of the crop, are already registered for the event. They include top horses Shue-Shuemi, bred by S. Crawford and Perfect Drift. Other horses competing for the lucrative prizes at stake include Fire Power and Forest Ranger, Anne’s Playmate, Spin and Squeeze, Alphabet and Vanessa among other.
Horses from the West Coast Berbice will also vie for top honours. They include Mean Wile, Sequin, The Gap, Jumbo Joy, Pinch de Cash and Sacrifice. These racehorses were impressive in training, galloping impressively around the track.
A highly competitive race is anticipated in the open category between the 3-year-old and the two-year-old. Both categories of horses have been born and bred in the West Indies and the organizers of the event are advising fans to come prepared for the steamy encounters.
The winner among the three year olds will ride away with $200,000; the second finisher $100,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to the rider coming in third, while the fourth place will receive $25,000. Several other events are expected to add to the excitement. These include the F Class, Lower Class, H/I Class, J/K Class and the L Class. Over $2.6M in prize money is at stake.
Horse racing fans will now be able to enjoy the races in comfort as the organizers have disclosed that the track has recently been upgraded on par with other contemporary venues and is now conducive to horseracing. Starting time is 13:00hrs sharp.
Banks DIH meanwhile, have committed to continuing their relationship with the Norman Singh Turf Club. Outdoor/Events Manager Mortimer Stewart, who yesterday presented the Banks Premium Beer Trophy to Organising Secretary Compton Sancho in the presence of Norman Singh, pledged Banks DIH’s support for this and future events at the facility.
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