Oct 09, 2011 Sports
Entries are streaming in at a rapid pace for the next big horserace meet on the horseracing calendar, The Norman Singh Memorial Turf Club in collaboration with the Shariff Racing stable Sunday October 23 meet slated for the Club’s entity No 6, Bel Air West Coast Berbice.
Nine races are carded for the day and a whopping $8M is available in cash and trophies. When Kaieteur Sport last checked over 30 entries have been received so far. The organisers had already commenced work at the venue, including the double-decker grand stand, the track, rails, toilet facilities all being rehabilitated or getting a face lift. With the organisers known for their success stories the meet is expected to be a grand affair. The feature event is for B class horses over a distance of 1800M with the winner’s money being a whopping $1,200,000 and trophy.
The other races on the day’s programme are -The 3yrs old event for horses Bred and Born in Guyana and the West Indies has $800,000 as the first prize and will be going over a distance of 1400M. The next race is for horses in the E and F Class division and has an encouraging $600,000 first prize and trophy over 1100M. While there will be no allowance for apprentice jockeys, allowance will be subject to sex of the animals.
There are two year old events. The race for 2 yrs old West Indies bred horses over 1100M has a $400,000 top prize and trophy. The 2 yrs old Guyana Bred event also over 1100M has a top billing of $250,000 and trophy.
The G1 & Lower race also over 1100M has a first prize of $250,000 and trophy.
I1 and Lower race is over a distance of 1400M with winnings set at $180,000. I3 –3 yrs old & over Winner of 1 race only will be going over a distance of 1100M and the first prize set at $160,000.
The final race on the day is for Division 1, 2 & 3 or the J, K&L horses over 1100M for the $120,000.
The race meet will be held under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority and interested persons can have their horses entered through Mohammed Shariff on Tel No: 611-0684,
Ghansham Singh on No: 600-3626/649-3636 or Compton Sancho on No: 690-0569.
Entries closed on October 16, at the Club’s Office No.6 Village, W.C.B.
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