May 12, 2010 Sports
“Demerara Distillers Ltd and El Dorado Rum continue to support the development of sports in Guyana and we are especially delighted to sponsor this horserace meeting.”
Shortly after making this pronouncement, El Dorado Brand Manager (DDL), Jeranzee Marques handed over a trophy and a sizeable cheque to Honourary President of the Kennard Memorial Turf Club, Justice Cecil Kennard at the DDL head office, High Street, Kingston Georgetown, yesterday afternoon.
The trophy and cash would be awarded to the winner in the feature attraction, the C and Lower Class race over seven furlongs of the Kennard Memorial Turf Club Post Arrival Day Race Meeting scheduled for Sunday May 16 at the Club’s Bush Lot Corentyne Berbice race track.
Some of the country’s top horses are scheduled to be on show with the feature attraction being the C and Lower class race over 7 furlongs. The winning jockey in this race would cart off $380,000 while the second place finisher takes home $190,000. The third and fourth places would also be handsomely rewarded with prizes of $95,000 and $48,000, respectively.
Heated action is also anticipated when jockeys face the starting lineup for the I and Lower Class race also over 7 furlongs where the winning jockey goes home $140,000 richer while the second place finisher gallops off with half that amount. The third and fourth place finishers win $35,000 and $18,000 respectively.
Several other scorching encounters would be staged among them, the J & K Division 1 and 2 over 6 furlongs, the F and Lower Class, the G and Lower and the L Division 3 race. Activities culminate with the 13 and Lower race for horses that have won up to one race on that day.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kennard conveyed deep gratitude to the management of DDL for their continued support to his programmes. He reminded media operatives of the long standing relationship between his organization and DDL which spanned more than 40 years. “No sporting activity could be successful devoid of such corporate intervention,” said Mr. Kennard. Among some of the top horses scheduled to be in action are Pinch the Cash, Little Panie, Madame Butterfly, Sweet Caramel and Annie Playmate.
Horse owners are reminded that the competition will be held under the auspices of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority. These owners are further advised to register their animals with this entity. Otherwise they may register with Dr Dwight Waldron on telephone # 645-2848. Horses must also be taken to the vet for examination not later than 11:00hrs on race day. Entries for participation in the event closed on Saturday May 8 and organizers are not accepting late entries.
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