Horseracing is expected to return to the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf club (RCMTC) situated at Alness on the Corentyne Coast. The venue will once again be the centre of attraction when the entity holds, in collaboration with ANSA McAl Trading Limited, the first leg of the Tipple Crown Classic on Sunday July 17 with a ten event meet.
A mammoth $7M in cash and trophies are up for grabs in the one day meet and with so much on offer a scintillating and action pack day of racing is anticipated.
There are a number of feature events on the days card with events for horses classified B and Lower being the main drawing card, with races for the F class animals, the Three years West Indian Bred, Three Years Guyana Bred, Two years West Indies Bred, Two years Guyana Bred, The G class match up and the H and Lower events taking the cake.
A look at the various events is as follows:
The feature B class event has a first prize of $1,000,000 and trophy compliments of Ansa McAl Guyana Limited and will see the horses galloping over a distance of 1600M. The other main event, the 3yrs old race for West Indies Bred horses has $500,000 on offer for the winner over 1600M.
The other main line event is for F and lower horses with a first prize tag of $500,000 and will see the animals competing over 1200M
The Two Year old race for West Indies Bred Horses fetches a winning purse of $450,000 over 1100M.
The Guyana Bred Three Year old animals will be aiming for the winning purse of $400,000 over 1600M.
The same $400,000 first prize will be up for grabs for animals competing in the race for Guyana Bred Two-year old horses over 950M.
Another race which is expected to bring turfites on their toes is the G and lower event which also has a first prize of $400,000. The distance is 1600M.
The H and Lower race is another top of the line event on the day’s programme with $300,000 being the winner’s money and will also be run over a distance of 1600M.
The ‘I’ class event is another race listed on the day’s programme with a first prize of $180,000, the distance is1400M. The final event on the days programme is for animals classified JK&L (Division 1, 2, 3) also over 1400M . The winning purse is valued at $150,000.
Race time is 13:00 hrs. Outstanding individual performers including top Jockey, trainer and stable will be presented with accolades compliments of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market and the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club.
The races will be run under the rules of the Guyana Horse racing Authority. Entries close on Sunday July 10 at the club’s office Number 13 Village Hermitage, East Coast Berbice. All two year old horse eligible for racing must present a veterinary certificate at the time of entry to confirm age and fitness.
All three year old horses will be handicapped by the competent authority.
Interested persons and horse owners can make contact with the club’s office at Number 13 Hermitage East Coast Berbice (19 Road). Bobby Vaughn can be contacted on telephone number 624-6788 or Noresa Saul on numbers 333-0290 or 333-0301. Doctor Dwight Walrond on Telephone numbers 623-0100 or 220-6557 or Tribuwhan ‘Turbo’ Jagdeo on numbers 669-5593. (Samuel Whyte)
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