Fireworks are expected tomorrow at the Rising Sun Turf Club when the Club in collaboration with the Lions Club of Durban Park and the Central Demerara brings off their grand one day Fund raising horserace meet at their Arima Park, West Coast Berbice racetrack.
With a number of cooperate entities coming on board to assist the two social services organisations in their fund raising venture, an action packed and memorable day of racing is anticipated.
Most of the top race horses in the territory have taken entry in anticipation of staking a claim to the sumptuous prizes on offer. Some 55 of them have already entered for a chance to win their share of the $2.5 million dollars in cash and trophies on offer.
The C class line up looks impressive in what is expect to be a blistering gallop over 1400m for the $300,000 purse. Among those entered to go are Miss Republic, Sweet Caramel, The Message, Jumbo Joy, Laura lee In Flight as they renew their old rivalry, while challenge is expected to come from new imports New Orientate and Madam Butterfly both of the Habibullah stables.
These two horses were flown into the country just two days ago especially for this event. Mattarazzi, The Gap, Top of the line, Sir Balajee and World Class are also in the running and with such an impressive line up, Turfites should not want more.
The 3yr old match up will still see the best 3yr olds in the country clashing in what is expected to be too close to call. Night Crescendo, Top of the line and Zip A De Do Dah leads the entries, but newly imported Gigilio, Prixie Fire and Barrack will all be looking for the upset and a stake in the prize worth $250,000 for the 1600m event.
The F Class race usually has a full compliment of starters and this time is no different. A sampling of the line up sees Laura lee In Flight, The Gap, Fresh Prospect, Maracas Star, Prospectors Pride and the newly imported Sweet Wishes headlining the competition for a $160,000 purse in the 1300m gallop.
Beverage giant Banks DIH is the sponsor of the Two Year old event for horses born and Bred in Guyana and the West Indies. Zyonetta, Mona Lisa, Miss Bounty, Stormy Water and Miss Felicia will have to be at their best to conquer newly imported Ready to Dazzle and World News as they compete for $200,000 prize. This race will be run over a distance of 1300m.
An impressive line up has also taken entry in the G class event compliments of GT&T; Finishing Touch, Vanessa, New World, Custom Warrior, Sweet Wishes, Greeley Joy and Prospector Pride are those in contention for $100,000, first prize will be available for the winner in the 1400m contest.
The winner in the H class event will run away with the accolades put forward by Hand In Hand Insurance and Toucan Industries.
The top contestants are Vanessa, Sunday Star, Casino Royal, Finishing Touch, Sweetness, El Gato, Red Bull, Madonna and New World will collide for $90,000 in the 1300m event.
The J and K and lower will be catered for by Sterling Products Limited with a winners prize of $80,000 and the distance is also 1300m.
Goodwood Racing Service is the sponsor and has put forward $75,000 for the winner of the Division 1&2 race over 1100m. Some of the other horses competing on the day’s card are Sunday Star, Clear vision, Easy Go, and Natural Black.
Proceeds from the activity will go towards helping the Lions club various activities for the rest of the year.
The individual awards will be presented by Businessman, Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall in Bourda Market and will be presented to the champion jockey, champion trainer and stable among others.
Race time is 13.30hrs.
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