The Kennard Memorial Turf Club’s August 15 meeting received another $300,000 boost in sponsorship yesterday at the Lucky Dollar Regent Street branch.
Making the presentation to Justice Cecil Kennard was Chain Manager, Lyndon Gomes, who in his remarks said that the company is willing to support horseracing for the further development of the sport.
Kennard said that the Kennard Memorial Turf Club is grateful for the support that Lucky Dollar has extended so benevolently.
However he hopes that Lucky Dollars is widely supported since with such action further sponsorship can be received.
The sponsorship is for the F and Lower race over 6 furlongs with a winner’s purse of $200,000.
DDL is the sponsor of the main event over one mile and has a $500,000 first prize. Digicel is responsible for the 3 year old race also over a mile with $350,000 on offer for the winner.
Other races feature K and lower, 2 years old Guyana bred and the 2 year old West Indies bred races and the IPA sponsored I and lower contest over 7 furlongs with $140,000 as the first prize.
The meeting will be held at the club’s Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice racetrack. The Post August day races are run under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority and all horses must be registered before entering any race.
Entries close on Saturday and can be submitted to: Justice Cecil Kennard (226-1399, 225-4818, 623-7609), Roopnarine Matadial (325-3192), Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316) and or Lionel Moonsammy (614-5812).
R&D Engineering funds third prize
R&D Engineering Services Incorporated continued its tradition of support for local sports when the company handed over the third place award yesterday to the Coordinators of the upcoming President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic in Linden.
The company fully sponsored the third place cash prize of $100,000. E-Networks has sponsored the $50,000 fourth prize while Digicel will donate the first and second place cash prizes of $300,000 and $200,000 on a date to be announced later.
Trophies will accompany all the cash prizes for the four top clubs, and the best male and female athletes will be given incentives as well, while enthusiasts who support the event will be given an opportunity to also win prizes through the ticketing system.
Public Relations Official of R&D Engineering Services Inc, Wanda Roach told the media at the simple presentation ceremony at the company’s 35 North Road office that R&D is proud to have the opportunity to be associated with the athletics event.
“We are happy to be part of this programme. We see it as good for the development of sports in Guyana. It is also good for the development of youth. We really hope that this gesture go a long way in helping with the development of sports,” Roach said.
She indicated that the company see this as part of its social role.
In response, Coordinator of the meet, Edison Jefford thanked R&D for its contribution and related that the company has been in similar benevolent positions behind the scenes many times before.
The President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic will be held at the Mackenzie Sports Club venue on August 29 and will feature Guyana’s best athletes and clubs in a showdown to decide which stable produces the best athletes. It is intended to be a prestigious competition.
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